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Harry Glorikian is an investor and business expert at the convergence of health, life sciences, and IT. His books show how technology is transforming healthcare, from both the patient's point of view (The Future You: How Artificial Intelligence Can Help You Get Healthier, Stress Less, and Live Longer, 2021) and the industry insider's perspective (MoneyBall Medicine, 2017). He's also a natural at conversation. And here on the podcast, you'll hear Harry talking with the pioneers who are using technologies like AI, big data, predictive analytics, and wearable devices to change the way healthcare gets delivered and get consumers more engaged in their own health.

Harry Glorikian is an investor and business expert at the convergence of health, life sciences, and IT. His books show how technology is transforming healthcare, from both the patient's point of view (The Future You: How Artificial Intelligence Can Help You Get Healthier, Stress Less, and Live Longer, 2021) and the industry insider's perspective (MoneyBall Medicine, 2017). He's also a natural at conversation. And here on the podcast, you'll hear Harry talking with the pioneers who are using technologies like AI, big data, predictive analytics, and wearable devices to change the way healthcare gets delivered and get consumers more engaged in their own health.

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Harry Glorikian is an investor and business expert at the convergence of health, life sciences, and IT. His books show how technology is transforming healthcare, from both the patient's point of view (The Future You: How Artificial Intelligence Can Help You Get Healthier, Stress Less, and Live Longer, 2021) and the industry insider's perspective (MoneyBall Medicine, 2017). He's also a natural at conversation. And here on the podcast, you'll hear Harry talking with the pioneers who are using technologies like AI, big data, predictive analytics, and wearable devices to change the way healthcare gets delivered and get consumers more engaged in their own health.

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@hglorikian

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English

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617-407-5093


Episodes

What Kids Can Learn from Social Robots, with Paolo Pirjanian

5/10/2022
This week Harry continues to explore advances in "digital therapeutics" in a conversation with Paolo Pirjanian, the founder and CEO of the robotics company Embodied. They’ve created an 8-pound, 16-inch-high robot called Moxie that’s intended as a kind of substitute therapist that can help kids with their social-emotional learning. Moxie draws on some of the same voice-recognition and voice-synthesis technologies found in digital assistants like Siri, Alexa, and Google Home, but it also has...

Duration:00:51:52

How Akili Built a Video Game to Help Kids with ADHD

4/26/2022
Can a video game help improve attention skills in kids with ADHD? According to Akili Interactive in Boston, the answer is yes. They’ve created an action game called EndeavorRx that runs on a tablet and uses adaptive AI to help improve focus, attentional control, and multitasking skills in kids aged 8 to 12. And it’s not just Akili saying that: In 2020 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration agrees cleared EndeavorRx as a prescription treatment for ADHD, based on positive data from a...

Duration:00:50:59

Fauna Bio Awakens Medicine to the Mysteries of Hibernation

4/12/2022
Why is hibernation something that bears and squirrels do, but humans don’t? Even more interesting, what’s going on inside a hibernating animal, on a physiological and genetic level, that allows them to survive the winter in a near-comatose state without freezing to death and without ingesting any food or water? And what can we learn about that process that might inform human medicine? Those are the big questions being investigated right now by a four-year-old startup in California called...

Duration:00:53:48

Finally, a Drug Company Listens to People with Hearing Loss

3/29/2022
In a day and age when it feels like there are drugs for everything—from restless legs to toenail fungus to stage fright—it's strange the drug industry has almost completely ignored one of our most important organs: our ears. Given that 15 percent of people in the U.S. report at least some level of hearing loss, you’d think drug makers would be doing more to figure out how they can help. Well, now there’s at least one company that is. Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Decibel Therapeutics went...

Duration:00:57:06

Is Your Kid's Infection Bacterial or Viral? Eran Eden's MeMed Can Tell

3/15/2022
If you’re a parent, you’ve probably had this experience many times: Your young child has a high fever, and maybe a sore throat, but you don’t know exactly what’s wrong. Is it a bacterial infection, in which case an antibiotic might help? Or is it a viral infection, in which case, you just have to wait it out? The symptoms of bacterial and viral infections are often the same, and most of the time, even a doctor can’t tell the difference. Viral infections are more common, but sometimes, the...

Duration:00:50:56

Netflix Docu-series Star Jacob Glanville Returns To Talk About How The Pandemic Ends—and His New Company

3/1/2022
In March of 2020, as SARS-CoV-2 was first sweeping the globe, Jacob Glanville joined Harry on the podcast to talk about the pandemic and how the kinds of antibody therapies being studied by his company Distributed Bio might help. At the end of 2020, Charles River Laboratories bought Distributed Bio on the strength of its computational immunology platform—which automates the discovery of antibody therapeutics. But Charles River let Glanville spin off the research programs he'd been pursuing,...

Duration:00:51:55

How to See Inside Your Body Using Continuous Glucose Monitors with Maz Brumand from Levels

2/15/2022
Until recently, getting a blood glucose measurement required a finger stick. The whole process was so painful and annoying that only diabetics taking insulin bothered to do it regularly. But there’s a new class of devices called continuous glucose monitors, or CGMs, that make getting a glucose reading as easy as glancing at your smartwatch to see your heart rate. A CGM is a patch with a tiny electrode that goes into your skin to measure glucose levels in the interstitial fluid, plus a radio...

Duration:00:53:47

Getting Value out of Electronic Health Records, with Verana Health

2/1/2022
Healthcare is one of those areas where more data is almost always better. And I talk a lot on the show about how data is helping doctors and patients make smarter decisions. But a lot of the data we’d still like to have is stuck in those arcane Electronic Health Record systems or EHRs that medical practices or hospital systems use to track their patients. These systems tend to be closed, proprietary, user-unfriendly, and incompatible with one another. And we've repeatedly made the case here...

Duration:00:46:10

What Exponential Change Really Means in Healthcare, with Azeem Azhar

1/18/2022
As we say here on The Harry Glorikian Show, technology is changing everything about healthcare works—and the reason we keep talking about it month after month is that the changes are coming much faster than they ever did in the past. Each leap in innovation enables an even bigger leap just one step down the road. Another way of saying this is that technological change today feels exponential. And there’s nobody who can explain exponential change better than today’s guest, Azeem Azhar. Azeem...

Duration:00:57:11

At the Cutting Edge of Computational Precision Medicine, with Rafael Rosengarten

1/4/2022
Genialis, led by CEO Rafael Rosengarten, is one of the companies working toward a future where there are no more one-size-fits-all drugs—where, instead, every patient gets matched with the best drug for them based on their disease subtype, as measured by gene-sequence and gene-expression data. Analyzing that data—what Rosengarten calls "computational precision medicine"—is already helping drug developers identify the patients who are most likely to respond to experimental medicines. Not long...

Duration:00:43:07

How To Track The Pandemic Using Mobile Data, With Nuria Oliver

12/21/2021
When the coronavirus pandemic swept across the world in early 2020, Spain was one of the countries hardest hit. At the time, Nuria Oliver was a telecommunications engineer working and living in Valencia, one of Spain's 17 autonomous regions. She’d spent years working for companies like Microsoft, Telefonica, and Vodafone, using AI to analyze data from mobile networks to explore big questions about healthcare, economics, crime, and other issues—so she realized right away that mobile data...

Duration:00:58:18

Impact of Artificial Intelligence on the Doctor-Patient relationship

12/7/2021
We've learned from previous guests that machine learning and other forms of AI are helping to identify better disease treatments, get drugs to market faster, and spot health problems before they get out of hand. But what if they could also help patients find the best doctors for them, and help doctors frame their advice in a way that patients can relate to? This week, Harry's guest, Briana Brownell, talks about the computational tools her company Pure Strategy is building to find patterns in...

Duration:00:49:19

Seqster's Ardy Arianpour on How To Smash Health Data Siloes

11/23/2021
Your medical records don't make pleasant bedtime reading. And not only are they inscrutable—they're often mutually (and deliberately) incompatible, meaning different hospitals and doctor's offices can't share them across institutional boundaries. Harry's guest this week, Ardy Arianpour, is trying to fix all that. He’s the co-founder and CEO of Seqster, a San Diego company that’s spent the last five years working on ways to pull patient data from all the places where it lives, smooth out all...

Duration:00:58:41

Why AI-based Computational Pathology Detects More Cancers

11/9/2021
Chances are you or someone you love has had a biopsy to check for cancer. Doctors got a tissue sample and they sent it into a pathology lab, and at some point you got a result back. If you were lucky, it was negative and there was no cancer. But have you ever wondered exactly what happens in between those steps? Until recently, it’s been a meticulous but imperfect manual process where a pathologist would put a thin slice of tissue under a high-powered microscope and examine the cells by eye,...

Duration:00:49:29

Nanowear's Venk Varadan on the Next-Gen of Wearable Technology

10/26/2021
Many of us wear wireless, battery-powered medical sensors on our wrists in the form of our smartwatches or fitness trackers. But someday soon, similar sensors may be woven into our very clothing. Harry's guest this week, Nanowear CEO Venk Varadan, explains that his company's microscopic nanosensors, when embedded in fabric and worn against the skin, can pick up electrical changes that reveal heart rate, heart rhythms, respiration rate, and physical activity and relay the information to...

Duration:00:52:57

A New Era of Participatory Medicine: Talking with E-Patient Dave, Part 2

10/12/2021
Today we bring you the second half of Harry's conversation with Dave deBronkart, better known as E-Patient Dave for all the work he’s done to help empower patients to be more involved in their own healthcare. If you missed Part 1 of our interview with Dave, we recommend that you check that out before listening to this one. In that part, we talked about how Dave’s own brush with cancer in 2007 turned him from a regular patient into a kind of super-patient, doing the kind of research to find...

Duration:00:44:31

E-Patient Dave Says We Still Need Better Access to our Health Data

9/28/2021
The podcast is back with a new name and a new, expanded focus! Harry will soon be publishing his new book The Future You: How Artificial Intelligence Can Help You Get Healthier, Stress Less, and Live Longer. Like his previous book MoneyBall Medicine, it's all about AI and the other big technologies that are transforming healthcare. But this time Harry takes the consumer's point of view, sharing tips, techniques, and insights we can all use to become smarter, more proactive participants in...

Duration:00:50:51

How Matthew Might Is Using Computation to Fight Rare Diseases

9/14/2021
Harry's guest this week is Matthew Might, director of the Hugh Kaul Precision Medicine Institute at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Might trained as a computer scientist, but a personal odyssey inspired him to make the switch into precision medicine. Now he uses computational tools such as knowledge graphs and natural language processing to find existing drug compounds that might help cure people with rare genetic disorders. Might's odyssey began with the birth of his first child,...

Duration:00:48:33

Kevin Davies on the CRISPR Revolution and Genome Editing

8/31/2021
This week Harry is joined by Kevin Davies, author of the 2020 book Editing Humanity: The CRISPR Revolution and the New Era of Genome Editing. CRISPR—an acronym for Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats—consists of DNA sequences that evolved to help bacteria recognize and defend against viral invaders, as a kind of primitive immune system. Thanks to its ability to precisely detect and cut other DNA sequences, CRISPR has spread to labs across the world in the nine years...

Duration:01:06:49

The Legacy of Stanford’s Biomedical Informatics Program

8/17/2021
Harry traveled to the San Francisco Bay Area this summer, and while there he interviewed the co-founders of three local data-driven diagnostics and drug discovery startups, all of whom participated in the same graduate program: the Biomedical Informatics Program at Stanford's School of Medicine. Joining Harry were Aria Pharmaceuticals co-founder and CEO Andrew Radin, BigHat Biosciences co-founder and chief scientific officer Peyton Greenside, and Inflammatix co-founder and CEO Tim Sweeney....

Duration:00:50:15