Print Media

The links below are a selection of media coverage regarding Dr. Christakis’ work.

Bad bots do good: Random artificial intelligence helps people coordinate
May 17, 2017
Science

Dumb robots that make mistakes actually help humans solve problems
May 17, 2017
The Verge

Pushy AI Bots Nudge Humans to Change Behavior
May 17, 2017
Scientific American

Does the secret to social networking lie in the remote jungle?
October 04, 2015
Boston Globe

The Dangers of Visible Inequality
September 09, 2015
The Atlantic

Gene Linked to Obesity Hasn’t Always Been a Problem, Study Finds
December 31, 2014
The New York Times

Five Minutes with Nicholas A. Christakis: “Discovery is greatly facilitated by methodological innovation.”
October 13, 2014
The London School of Economics and Political Science: The Impact Blog

Do the Social Sciences Need a Shake-up?
October 9, 2014
Times Higher Education

Nature, Nurture, or Network?
September/October, 2014
Yale Alumni Magazine

Surprising Genetic Resemblance Betweeen Friends [Entre amis, une ressemblance génétique étonnante]
July 14, 2014
Le Monde

We’re Genetically Linked to Our Friends
July 14, 2014
CNN

Research: Human Friendships Based on Genetic Similarities Beyond the Superficial
July 14, 2014
The Washington Post

Do We Choose Our Friends Because They Share Our Genes?
July 14, 2014
NPR

Emotions Vented Online Are Contagious, Study Finds
March 12, 2014
The Wall Street Journal

Dog Poop, Facebook and Optimism with Nicholas Christakis ’84
March 7, 2014
Yale Daily News

Our Happiness Depends on our Friends [Unser Glück hängt von den Freunden]
January 26, 2012
Zeit Online

Tanzania’s Hadza Group Sheds Light on Ancient Social Networks
January 25, 2012
Los Angeles Times

The Evolution of Co-operation: Make or Break? Social Networking Tames Cheats
November 19, 2011
The Economist

Fifteen Questions with Nicholas A. Christakis
October 20, 2011
The Harvard Crimson

Networked: Exploring the Weblike Structures That Underlie Everything from Friendship to Cellular Behavior
May-June 2011
Harvard Magazine

How Your Social Networks Influence You
February 23, 2011
NPR (On Point with Tom Ashbrook)

Foreign Policy Top 100 Global Thinkers
December 1, 2010
Foreign Policy

Can Social Networks Help Prevent the Flu?
September 20, 2010
NPR (Marketplace)

Better Health, With a Little Help From Our Friends
September 18, 2010
New York Times

Social Network Predicts Flu Spread
September 15, 2010
Science

The ‘Contagion’ of Social Networks
September 13, 2010
Los Angeles Times

A Healthy Relationship: The Mere Presence of Women Seems to Bring Health Benefits to Men
August 11, 2010
The Economist

Infectious Personalities: Social Networks Catch an Early Glimpse of Disease Outbreaks
May 13, 2010
The Economist

At Six Degrees, We All Know Each Other [Um sechs Ecken herum kennen wir uns alle]
April 26, 2010
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

We’re Connected: The Era of Social Networks [Conectados. La era de las redes sociales]
April 25, 2010
El País

Totally Networked [Total vernetzt]
February 26, 2010
Zeit Online

Has the Internet Changed the Way We Think? [Internet a-t-il changé les modes de pensée?]
January 25, 2010
Le Monde

Foreign Policy Top 100 Global Thinkers
December 1, 2009
Foreign Policy

Valuing Social Networks: Are Connections Worth More Than Money?
October 6, 2009
Business Week

You and Your Friend’s Friend’s Friends
October 1, 2009 — Sunday Book Review
New York Times

Exploring How We Connect, And What It Means
September 25, 2009
NPR (Science Friday)

Are Your Friends Making You Fat?
September 10, 2009 — Front Page
New York Times Magazine

The Buddy System: How Medical Data Revealed Secret to Health and Happiness
September 12, 2009
Wired Magazine

Time 100 Most Influential People in the World
May 1, 2009
Time

Genes and the Friends You Make
January 27, 2009
Wall Street Journal

Friendship as a Health Factor
January 23, 2009
Science

Most Original Thinker Award
December 28, 2008
The McLaughlin Group

The Happiness Effect
December 11, 2008
Time

Strangers May Cheer You Up, Study Says
December 5, 2008
New York Times

New Reason to Be Happy: It May Go a Long Way
December 5, 2008 — Front Page
Boston Globe

Your Whole World Smiles With You
December 5, 2008 — Front Page
Los Angeles Times

Happiness Can Spread Among People Like a Contagion, Study Indicates
December 5, 2008
Washington Post

Harvard Study: Happiness Really Is Contagious
December 5, 2008
NPR (WBUR)

Culture Can Change Our Genes [Kultur Verändert die Gene]
July 14, 2008
Der Spiegel

Social Networks’ Sway May Be Underestimated
May 26, 2008
Washington Post

For Smokers, Quitting May Be Contagious
May 22, 2008
NPR (Morning Edition)

Study Finds Big Social Factor in Quitting Smoking
May 22, 2008
New York Times

Contagious Suicide [Selbsmord durch Ansteckung]
April 26, 2008
Der Spiegel

A Deep-Rooted Human Desire [Tiefes Menschliches Bedürfnis]
April 11, 2008
Der Spiegel

Social Contagion
April 1, 2008
NPR (Fair Game)

Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick?
March & April 2008 Hour One: In Sickness and in Wealth (First Broadcast March 27, 2008)
PBS Documentary

On Facebook, Scholars Link Up With Data
December 17, 2007 — Front Page
New York Times

Amid Groups of Friends He Looks for Keys to Health
November 12, 2007 (Meeting the Minds)
Boston Globe

Your Friends of Friends
August 5, 2007 — Week in Review
New York Times

Obesity “Contagion” — Ellen Goodman
August 3, 2007
Boston Globe

Obesity Spreads Through Friends, Family, Study Finds
July 26, 2007
Newshour

Are Your Friends Making You Fat?
July 26, 2007
NPR (Morning Edition)

Can Your Friends Make You Fat?
July 26, 2007
Wall Street Journal

Obesity Spreads In Social Circles As Trends Do, Study Indicates
July 26, 2007 — Front Page
Washington Post

Find Yourself Packing It On? Blame Friends
July 26, 2007 — Front Page
New York Times

Is Obesity Contagious?
July 25, 2007
CBS News

Sympathy Pounds
July 25, 2007
Business Week

Obesity Is Contagious, Study Finds
July 25, 2007
Time

Supersize Me—and All My Friends
July 25, 2007
Scientific American

Study: Obesity Can Spread Among Friends
July 25, 2007
Associated Press

Social Support Shields Spouse from Damage of Caregiving
March 20, 2006
Boston Globe

Spousal Risk of Death Linked to Partner’s Hospitalization
February 16, 2006
NPR (Morning Edition)

Study Details Risk of Death for Those Caring for Elderly Spouses
February 16, 2006
New York Times

Terminally Ill Study
June 19, 2001
NPR (Morning Edition)

A Conversation with Nicholas Christakis; A Doctor with a Cause
November 28, 2000 (profile in Science Times)
New York Times

Prognosis: Death. Why Won’t Doctor’s Level with Terminally Ill Patients?
February 24, 2000
Chicago Reader

The Truth Can Comfort the Dying, a Physician Argues
January 28, 2000
The Chronicle of Higher Education

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