Dr. Irene Anne Jillson is a professor at Georgetown University in Washington DC, where she teaches in the School of Nursing and Health Studies, School of Medicine and the School of Foreign Service. She has designed and launched courses in global health ethics, global health systems and politics, responsible science, global health research and challenges to international technology policy and also teaches medical/healthcare ethics. Dr. Jillson, who has a PhD in technology policy and management from Westminster University, was founder and President of Policy Research Incorporated, a private research firm that carried out local, national and international health and social policy research studies for more than 25 years. She has conducted extensive policy research and provided technical assistance and policy advice, particularly but not exclusively in Latin America and the Caribbean and in the Middle East and North Africa. She has published extensively in international peer reviewed journals.