For more than nine decades, Markle has sought to honor the founders’ original mission to promote the advancement and diffusion of knowledge among the people of the United States and the general good of mankind. Our initiatives have evolved through the years, always seeking to pave new ways forward through our collaborations with innovators in health, technology, education, and communications, and fostering open dialogue with our nation’s leaders and policy makers.
By the end of the last century, information technology and Internet policy emerged as major areas of interest for Markle’s research. Markle’s current focus on advancing health and national security in a connected world, evolved from earlier initiatives that strived to define the ways in which the responsible use of technology can be a force for changing the world in positive ways.
Markle’s early work, Information Technologies for Better Health, used a consumer-centric approach to accelerate the use of IT to improve health and health care (2002-2008).
Policy for a Networked Society sought to enhance the public’s understanding of and involvement in technology-related policy making (1999-2005).