Raymond De Vries, PhD



Raymond De Vries is a Professor in the Bioethics Program, the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and the Department of Medical Education at the University of Michigan Medical School. He is particularly interested in the regulation of science; clinical trials of genetic therapies and deep brain stimulation; international research ethics; and the social, ethical, and policy issues associated with voluntary cesarean section. In 2005 he published A Pleasing Birth: Midwifery and Maternity Care in the Netherlands (Temple University Press), and in 2007 he was the co-editor of The View from Here: Bioethics and the Social Sciences (Blackwell).


In November 2010, Dr. De Vries began a joint appointment as Professor of Midwifery Science at Maastricht University, Faculty of Health, Medicine and the Life Sciences.  Click here to view his inaugural address.

Recent Publications:

The public's approach to surrogate consent for dementia research: Cautious pragmatism
De Vries R, Ryan K, Stanczyk A, Appelbaum PS, Damschroder LJ, Knopman D, Kim SY. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry 2012. In Press.

The coming generation in bioethics
Patel S, Lin KY, Fessler KB, Blom E, Sullivan M, De Vries R. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 2012. In Press.

Recent Press Coverage:

The most scientific birth is often the least technological birth
The Atlantic - March 20, 2012

Pictures in the Birth Room
February 22, 2011

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