Public Health NGOs and Open Science Politics: Rhetorics of Openness, Health Field Contestations, and the Elusiveness of Health Equity
This talk will discuss research into the relevance of open access initiatives to public health NGOs, situating this research in broader contexts of open science and health equity politics. In particular, it will examine tensions between biomedical and social determinants of health research paradigms and their implications for discourses of openness. Along the way it will touch on challenges of translating greater public access to research into greater public health equity, including in a Bay Area context.
Cheryl Holzmeyer is a sociologist and postdoctoral research associate at the Public Knowledge Project at Stanford University, as well as the Center for Collaborative Research for an Equitable California.