David Shaywitz

David Shaywitz, a physician-scientist, is the founder of Astounding HealthTech, a Silicon Valley advisory service; an adjunct scholar at the American Enterprise Institute; and a Lecturer in the Department of Biomedical Informatics at Harvard Medical School.

Articles by David Shaywitz

June 22, 2020 5:02 am

Three Recent Reversals Highlight the Challenges of COVID Science

Science is hard. It's harder when politics gets in the way.
David Shaywitz
June 3, 2020 5:25 am

Trump’s Republican National Convention and the Psychology of Obedience

This is how cognitive dissonance works.
David Shaywitz
May 11, 2020 5:21 am

COVID-19 and the Limits of Science

If you want to use science wisely, you must understand its limits.
David Shaywitz
April 21, 2020 5:25 am

What Makes SARS-CoV-2 the Perfect Pathogen

Who bears responsibility for the COVID-19 pandemic? While a detailed forensic accounting will ultimately reveal the contribution of people and…
David Shaywitz
April 14, 2020 5:16 am

The False Choice Between Science And Economics

Science isn't an ideology; it's a process.
David Shaywitz
April 8, 2020 5:30 am

The Pandemic and the Future of Data Privacy

Can the data collected to sell shoes be used to inform health care decisions—and should it be?
David Shaywitz
April 5, 2020 5:30 am

How Software and Big Data Could Eat the Next Pandemic

Doing data-driven medicine is harder than you think.
David Shaywitz
March 21, 2020 5:40 am

Beware of Guidance Fatigue

Too many instructions leads to less compliance.
David Shaywitz
March 17, 2020 5:13 am

Pharma as Partner, Not Punching Bag

COVID-19 is showing (again) that the biopharmaceutical industry isn't the villain the left makes it out to be.
David Shaywitz
March 16, 2020 5:16 am

We Can Be Better Than COVID-19

Dial back the triumphalism and the judgmentalism. We're all in this together.
David Shaywitz