Sara Green

Sara Green


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    I work as associate professor at the Section for History and Philosophy of Science.


    Research interests

    My research focuses on the epistemic and social implications of datafication in science and medicine, with special focus on precision medicine and consumer medicine. 

    I'm PI of the research project "Philosophy of Personalized Medicine in Practice" (PROMISE), as well as a newly funded project on "Consumer Medicine: Philosophical and Ethical Implications" (COPE). Moreover, I’m part of the research project “Personalized Medicine in the Welfare State”, MeInWe, at the Center for Medical Science and Technology Studies in Copenhagen (PI: Mette Nordahl Svendsen). In this context, I explore how and whether more “precise” health-related knowledge about individuals can be established from data on the many, and how notions of health, disease, and evidence standards are shaped through access to more and new forms of health data. 

    I'm also part of the EU-funded project DataSpace (PI: Klaus Hoeyer) focusing on the implications of cross-border health data infrastructures. 

    Another line of interest centers on discussions about how to deal with the complexity of human disease through studies of animal models as well as new replacement technologies, such as patient-derived organoids and organ-on-chip technologies. I study the latter through my affiliation with the EU-funded projects HYBRIDA and REDESIGN

    You can also find me on Academia and Research gate.  


    About me

    I have a background in philosophy and biology and a PhD in Science Studies from Aarhus University. My previous research explored the philosophical implications of research strategies in systems biology, with special focus on the quest for general principles of biological organization and the application of engineering approaches to study living systems. In the academic year of 2014/2015 I was a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Philosophy of Science at University of Pittsburgh. 


    Teaching and supervision

    I teach philosophy of science courses for science students from biology, the chemical sciences, and sports science. I supervise projects on philosophy of biology and medicine and co-supervise projects on science communication. 

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