Safa Sadeghpour MD Ph.D. is a Harvard and MIT-trained physician scientist. He served as a global leader at McKinsey&Co where he advised senior leaders of major healthcare companies and foundations on their most important and complex strategic issues. He is now the founder of LIGHTSTAR, a living digital ecosystem aimed at accelerating the mental healing of the planet as powered by a community that cares deeply and enabled by the unique power of the blockchain.
Depression is now, per the UN, the number one cause of disability globally ahead of war, terrorism, and poverty. LIGHTSTAR’s token-enabled platforms are addressing the structural causes of depression, anxiety, PTSD, and drug addiction through four pillars: expanding access to life-saving treatments, scaling up interventions that work, sharing validated knowledge for sufferers and using living communities that provide support and sharing of best practices. The token mechanics reward positive behaviors, validate data, enable a real-time global clinical research network, deliver access-enabling financing mechanisms and the build-up of value within the enclosed community which can then be used for social change and reform.