Nicholas Christakis, MD, PhD, MPH
Professor, Social and Natural Science
Nicholas is a social scientist and physician at Yale University who conducts research in the fields of network science, biosocial science, and behavior genetics. He is the Director of the Human Nature Lab and Co-Director of the Yale Institute for Network Science, as well as the Sterling Professor of Social and Natural Science at Yale in the Departments of Sociology; Medicine; Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; Biomedical Engineering; and the School of Management. In 2009, Nicholas was named by Time magazine to their annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. His influential book, Connected: The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives, documented how social networks affect our lives and was translated into twenty foreign languages. His new book, Blueprint: The Evolutionary Origins of a Good Society, is forthcoming in March 2019.