David Green (social entrepreneur)

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David Green
Residence El Cerrito, California
Nationality American
Alma mater University of Michigan
Occupation Entrepreneur
Known for Seva Foundation
Spouse(s) Tanya Shaffer
Awards MacArthur Fellowship

David Green is an American social entrepreneur.


He is an Ypsilanti, Michigan native.[1] He graduated from the University of Michigan with an MPH.

He helped the Seva Foundation establish Aurolab, a nonprofit manufacturer of low cost intraocular lenses for treating cataracts.[2][3]

He lives in El Cerrito, California with his wife, Tanya Shaffer, and their children.[4]


In 2004 Green was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship[5] for his work as "a pioneer in the manufacture and distribution of advanced health care products for patients in the developing world who could not otherwise afford them." [6]

In 2002 Green was named an Ashoka Fellow.[7]