Integrating markets and missions
Around the world, governments and businesses increasingly look to civil society for new ideas to support sustainable and responsible economic growth. At the same time, nongovernmental not-for-profit organizations are working, often with constrained budgets, to fill human and environmental needs unmet by existing governmental policies and business models.
In addition to my broad topic areas of health, art, and social progress, I have a special interest in the intersection of pharmaceutical science, ethnomedicine and the intellectual property rights of indigenous people.
My epistemological method derives from “As We May Think,” a 1945 article by Vannevar Bush, President Roosevelt’s science advisor during World War II. Bush’s idea eventually led to the development of the hyperlink and the World Wide Web.
Open-access references are essential to my work. First among these is PubMed Central, the free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature maintained by the US National Institutes of Health’s National Library of Medicine. Selected additional references broaden my information-base to include topics in art and social progress.