Nicholas Christakis

Sterling Professor of Sociology and Professor in the Institute for Social and Policy Studies, of Biomedical Engineering, of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and of Medicine (General Medicine)

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Internal Medicine: General Internal Medicine


  • Social Networks and Infant Skin Care Practices in Uttar Pradesh India; United States (2012 - 2016)

    This project involves the careful mapping of face-to-face social networks in Uttar Pradesh, India, in 80 villages and 100,000 adults. We will examine how the strategic targeting of novel neonatal practices results in more widespread behavior change, and study the inter-personal diffusion of...

  • EMIKAGO: Social Networks, Health, and Development in Southwest Uganda Uganda; United States (2010 - 2014)

    This project has involved the careful mapping of face-to-face social networks in four villages in Southwest Uganda, of 1,700 adults. We have been examining how a person's structural location within village networks is associated with diverse health outcomes.

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