April 2, 2009
Cannon Room, HMS Quad
Speaker: Nicholas Christakis, MD PhD
Title: “Eat, Drink, and Be Merry: The Spread of Obesity, Substance Use, and Happiness in Longitudinally Resolved Social Networks”
Question: How do the health-related behaviors and treatments in one person affect the health of other people?
Quantitative Method: Network analysis involving longitudinally resolved social networks.
Medical Impact: Epidemiology, obesity, smoking.
Speaker URL: http://christakis.med.harvard.edu/