Nicholas Christakis, Professor and Director of the Yale Institute on Network Science, shared research on the power of social networks to influence decisions. His work focuses on health and disease, providing a compelling analytic framework for predicting both the spread of disease and the promotion of health practices based on network analysis. Nicholas will share some of the insights from his new book: "Blueprint: The Evolutionary Origins of a Good Society," which was praised by Bill Gates who posted: "I highly recommend this book for anyone who is fascinated by human behavior. I was amazed to learn the real reasons why some societies survived and others perished."
Nicholas Christakis is a Professor and Director of Yale Institute of Network Science. Hs research on social networks and on the socioeconomic, biosocial, and evolutionary determinants of behavior, health, and longevity. He is the Sterling Professor of Social and Natural Science at Yale University, where he directs the Human Nature Lab. He is also the Co-Director of the Yale Institute for Network Science.
Christakis was elected a Fellow of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences in 2006; of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2010; and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2017.
In 2009, Christakis was named to the Time 100, Time magazine's list of the 100 most influential people in the world. In 2009 and again in 2010, he was named by Foreign Policy magazine to its list of top global thinkers.