Giovanni Spitale

Giovanni Spitale is a researcher with a background in philosophy and a PhD in medical sciences. He works at the Institute of Biomedical Ethics and History of Medicine at the University of Zurich, which is a World Health Organisation Collaborating Center. Giovanni’s work focuses on various themes within ethics and public health, particularly empirical ethics, risk and crisis communication, and quality improvement in healthcare, employing an interdisciplinary approach that includes natural language processing, computational linguistics, qualitative research, and philosophical analysis. Additionally, he serves as a special rapporteur for the WHO on developing an ethical framework for managing infodemics and social listening.

Giovanni has published research in leading academic journals like Science Advances, NEJM Catalyst, The American Journal of Bioethics, and JMIR. His work has gained media attention and has been featured in publications such as The Times, Wired, El Pais, and Forbes. He has been a speaker at a TEDx event. Giovanni is also a MENSA member and an avid paragliding pilot.