Audiobooks Read By Nicholas A. Christakis

Audiobooks Read By Nicholas A. Christakis

Nicholas A. Christakis is a physician, social scientist, and professor in the departments of medicine, health care policy, and sociology at Harvard. For more than ten years he has been obsessed with how social networks form and function. Prior to this obsession, he had another one—namely, improving the care of the dying in society. As a hospice doctor and researcher, he studied ways to improve the care of the terminally ill and advocated for their interests. In fact, it was his research into the widower effect, a topic that has concerned scientists for more than 150 years, that first kindled his interest in social networks. If the death of one spouse can increase the risk of death of the other, he thought surely other things could also spread between pairs of people and between larger numbers of connected human beings. His lab at Harvard studies the mathematical, biological, and social underpinnings of social networks. He was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences in 2006 and was named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in 2009.

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Connected: The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives Audiobook, by Nicholas A. Christakis, James H. Fowler 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Connected: The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives by Nicholas A. Christakis, James H. Fowler September 2009
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