Shane Green is Director of Programs at Grand Challenges Canada, working with the Programs Team and external partners across the Global Mental Health, Saving Brains, Saving Lives at Birth, and Stars in Global Health programs.
Dr. Green brings nearly a decade of program development and leadership experience to Grand Challenges Canada, most recently as the Program Leader of the Ethical, Social and Cultural (ESC) Program for Global Health at the Sandra Rotman Centre. Previously, he developed and directed programs in Ethics, Social Impact and Outreach at the Ontario Genomics Institute, a genomics research funding organization based in Toronto.
Dr. Green earned his specialized honours BSc in Molecular Biology and Genetics from the University of Guelph, and his PhD in Medical Biophysics from the University of Toronto, specializing in cell and molecular biology. He also studied bioethics and research ethics as a graduate student through the Joint Centre for Bioethics at the University of Toronto and as a post-doctoral fellow with the Institute for Ethics at the American Medical Association in Chicago, IL.
He has served on the Research Ethics Boards of two major research hospitals in Toronto, served two terms as a member of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Stem Cell Oversight Committee (2008–13), and was previously appointed as an Assistant Professor in Public Health Policy at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto.