Kelsey received her PhD in philosophy from the University of Maryland, College Park. Her primary areas of research are biomedical ethics and ethical theory, with a particular emphasis on ethical issues in clinical healthcare pertaining to vulnerable patient populations such as children, the elderly, and the mentally ill. Her current research projects focus on end-of-life care, medical aid in dying, issues of informed consent and proxy consent, disclosure of incidental findings from pediatric genetic testing, distribution of scarce health resources, and understanding the relation between implantable medical technology and the self.