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Kathryn (Molly) Havard Blau, MD, MS


Molly Blau grew up in Visalia, California. She studied Human Biology with a focus in Biochemical Threats at Stanford, then stayed to complete a two-year research fellowship in Biomedical Ethics. She obtained a Masters degree from Georgetown University, completed medical school at the University of Cincinnati, then stayed in Cincinnati for her Internship. Her academic interests include medical education, quality & safety, and pediatrics. When not at work she enjoys hosting dinner parties, weekend getaways in the PNW, and spending afternoons in any of Seattle’s phenomenal parks.


Education and Training

College: Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA; Human Biology, concentration in Biochemical Threats

Graduate School: Georgetown University, Washington, DC; Physiology & Biophysics

Medical School: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH

Published works

Cho, M.K., Taylor, H., McCormick, J.B., Anderson, N., Barnard, D., Boyle, M.B., Capron, A., Dorfman, E., Havard, M., Reider, C., Sadler, J., Schwartz, P., Sharp, R., Danis, M., and Wilfond, B. Building a Central Repository for Research Ethics Consultation Data: A Proposal for a Standard Data Collection Tool. Clinical and Translational Science. 2015, Aug; 8(4): 376-387. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 25758372.

Sharp, R., Taylor, H., Brinich, M., Boyle, M., Cho, M.K., Coors, M., Danis, M., Havard, M., Magnus, D., and Wilfond, B. Research Ethics Consultation: Ethical and Professional Practice Challenges and Recommendations. Academic Medicine. 2015, May; 90(5): 615-20. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 25607942.

Harvey, H., Havard, M.E., Magnus, D.C., Cho, M.K., & Riedel-kruse I.H. Innocent fun or “microslavery”? An ethical analysis of biotic games. Hastings Center Report. 2014, Nov; 44(6): 38-46. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 25412975.

Allyse, M.A., Sayres, L.C., Havard, M.E., Ormond, K.E., King, J.S., Greely, H.T., Cho, M.K., & Magnus, D.C. Best ethical practices for clinicians and laboratories in the provision of non- Invasive prenatal testing. Prenatal Diagnosis. 2013, Jul; 33(7): 656-61. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 23613322.

Havard, M.E., Cho, M.K., & Magnus, D.C. Triggers for Research Ethics Consultation. Science Translational Medicine. 2012, Jan; 4(118): 118cm1. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 22277965.