Ellie Okada

Boston Cancer Policy Institute
Title: Transnational and Comparative Dimensions of Stem Cell Science Policy


Ellie Okada is an academic, whose research and teaching interests are in governance for responsible innovation, frameworks of governance and management of knowledge-intensive organizations (such as academic institutions and multilateral organizations), and intellectual property. Former visiting scholar at Harvard University’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs (August 2009-August 2010) and Columbia Business School (April 2008-August 2010), tenured full Professor at a research university in Japan (Yokohama National University) from April 1988 to March 2012 (April 1990-March 2003: Associate Professor with tenure; April 2003-March 2012: full Professor with tenure). Currently working for a nonpartisan, independent research institute of new social sciences, Boston Cancer Policy Institute, as a Senior Fellow (April, 2012-present). At the institute, Okada conducts scholarly research on governance, management, and social science aspects of translational science. Okada has 144 publications including 4 single-authored books. As post-university activities, Okada’s experiences include an expert of a kick-off meeting of a policy project, New Sources of Growth: Knowledge-based Capital, at the Directorate of Science, Technology, and Innovation, OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, headquartered in Paris), held in Washington, D.C. (May 2011).

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