AUTHOR OF 2016 DOODY'S CORE TITLE IN HEALTH POLICY
"It is perhaps the impurity of human experience that makes the work of public health the most noble of all. It is just so hard to lose while gaining." Battle-Fisher (2015)
"Sometimes the rules are not made by the public required to follow them." Battle-Fisher (2015)
"Systems thinking is not big words or dynamic images but rather fearlessness amidst uncertainty."
"We live in a universe, one that is elegant, ordered & sophisticated, while unabashedly, simultaneously wicked."
"We are not cells; we are composed of them. Our bodies are acted upon...operating as social agents with oblique intentions."
"Our world will evolve no matter how much we fight or ignore its changes. Today’s reality comes in conflict with how far some believe we can go. Watching the advent of transhumanism is a story that will continue with evolve with innovation."
Michele Battle-Fisher, MPH, MA, an established systems theorist, futurist and bioethicist , focuses on applying systems science concepts to bioethics and technological innovation. She is eldest of three daughters of Stephen and Gail (Wood) Battle of Portsmouth, Ohio.
She is the author of Application of Systems ThinkingI to Health Policy and Public Health Ethics: Public Health and Private Illness (Springer). Her book was chosen as a Doody's 2016 Core Title and is in the National Library of Medicine as well as the Georgetown Bioethics Library.
She founded Orgcomplexity which focused scholarship on applying systems science concepts to health policymaking, bioethics and futurism. After a stint as a visiting scholar at the Hastings Center, she dedicated her scholarship to pushing the policy and ethics world into largely uncharted territories of systems thinking and systems science.
Her latest venture is serving as the co-producer of the News2Share documentary, "Transhuman".
She is a vetted member of the Bertalanffy Center for the Study of Systems Science, a think tank that follows the tenets established by Ludwig von Bertalanffy, the father of general systems theory. As a contributing writer for HIPPO Reads, her work has been featured in the Huffington Post and the HIPPO Reads magazine.
Her personal scholarship page is found at mbattlefisher.com.