Book Chapters

An Empirical Model for Strategic Network Foundation

N.A. Christakis, G.W. Imbens, J.H. Fowler, and K. Kalyanaraman, “An Empirical Model for Strategic Network Formation,” in B. Graham and A. dePaulo, eds., The Econometrics of Networks, forthcoming 2018

This Idea Is Brilliant

Equipoise

N.A. Christakis, “Equipoise,” in J. Brockman, ed., This Idea Is Brilliant, New York: Harper, 2018, 303-305.

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Know This

Pluto Is a Bump in the Road

N.A. Christakis, “Pluto Is a Bump in the Road,” in J. Brockman, ed., Know This: Today’s Most Interesting and Important Scientific Ideas, Discoveries, and Developments, New York: Harper, 2017, 142-144.

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What To Think About Machines That Think

Human Culture as the First Artificial Intelligence

N.A. Christakis, “Human Culture as the First Artificial Intelligence,” in J. Brockman, ed., What to Think About Machines that Think. New York: Harper, 2015, 347-349.

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This Idea Must Die

The Average

N.A. Christakis, “The Average,” in J. Brockman, ed., This Idea Must Die, New York: Harper, 2015, 532-534.

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What Should We Be Worried About

The Unavoidable Intrusion of Socio-Political Forces into Science

N.A. Christakis, "“The Unavoidable Intrusion of Socio-Political Forces into Science,” in J. Brockman, ed.," What Should We Be Worried About?, New York: Harper, 2014, 421-423..

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This Explains Everything

Out of the Mouths of Babes, or, Why Is the Sky Blue?

N.A. Christakis, "“Out of the Mouths of Babes, or, Why Is the Sky Blue?,” in J. Brockman, ed.," This Explains Everything, New York: Harper, 2013, 305-307.

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This Will Make You Smarter

Holism

N.A. Christakis, "“Holism,” in J. Brockman, ed.," This Will Make You Smarter, New York: Harper, 2012, 81-83.

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Is The Internet Changing The Way You Think

There Is No New Self

N.A. Christakis, "“There Is No New Self,” in J. Brockman, ed.," Is the Internet Changing the Way You Think?, New York: Harper, 2011, 202-204.

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Culture Art Power Technology

Social Networks Are Like the Eye

N.A. Christakis, "“Social Networks Are Like the Eye,” in J. Brockman, ed.," Culture: Leading Scientists Explore Societies, Art, Power, and Technology, New York: Harper, 2011, 171-190.

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This Will Change Everything

The Anthroposphere

N.A. Christakis, "“The Anthroposphere,” in J. Brockman, ed.," This Will Change Everything, New York: Harper, 2010, 233-236.

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Health At Older Ages

Inter-Spousal Mortality Effects: Caregiver Burden Across the Spectrum of Disabling Disease

N.A. Christakis, "Inter-Spousal Mortality Effects: Caregiver Burden Across the Spectrum of Disabling Disease,” in D.M. Cutler and D.A Wise, eds.," Health at Older Ages: The Causes and Consequences of Declining Disability Among the Elderly, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2009, 455-477.

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What Have You Changed Your Mind About

Evolution in Real Time

N.A. Christakis, "“Evolution in Real Time,” in J. Brockman, ed.," What Have You Changed Your Mind About?, New York: Harper, 2009, 233-236.

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Perspectives On Human Dignity

The Social Origins of Dignity in Medical Care at the End of Life

N.A. Christakis, "“The Social Origins of Dignity in Medical Care at the End of Life,” in J. Malpas and N. Lickiss, eds.," Perspectives on Human Dignity: A Conversation, London: Springer, 2008, 199-207.

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Dictionnaire De La Pensée Médicale

Pronostic

N.A. Christakis, "“Pronostic” in D. Lecourt, ed.," Dictionnaire de la Pensée Médicale, Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, 2004, pp. 910-916.

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Oxford Palliative Medicine Textbook

Predicting the Survival in Patients with Advanced Disease

P. Glare and N.A. Christakis, "“Predicting the Survival in Patients with Advanced Disease,” in D. Doyle, G. Hanks, N. Cherny, and K. Calman, eds.," Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine, 3rd ed., Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004, pp. 29-42.

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Essays In Honor Of Renee C  Fox Society And Medicine

On the Sociological Anxiety of Physicians

N.A. Christakis, "“On the Sociological Anxiety of Physicians,” in C.M. Messikomer, J.P. Swazey, and A. Glicksman, eds.," Essays in Honor of Renee C. Fox: Society and Medicine, New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers, 2003, pp. 135-144.

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Principles And Practice Of Palliative Care And Supportive Oncology

Epidemiology and Prognostication in Advanced Disease

E.B. Lamont and N.A. Christakis, "“Epidemiology and Prognostication in Advanced Disease,” in A. Berger, R.K. Portenoy, and D.E. Weissman, eds.," Principles and Practice of Palliative Care and Supportive Oncology, 2nd ed., Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2002, pp. 607-614.

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Research Ethics On Human Subjects Facing The 21St Century

The Distinction Between Ethical Pluralism and Ethical Relativism: Implications for the Conduct of Transcultural Clinical Research

N.A. Christakis, "“The Distinction Between Ethical Pluralism and Ethical Relativism: Implications for the Conduct of Transcultural Clinical Research,” in H.Y. Vanderpool, ed.," Research Ethics on Human Subjects: Facing the 21st Century, Frederick, MD: University Publishing Group, 1996, pp. 261-280. 

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Must We Suffer Our Way To Death Cultural And Theological Perspectives On Death By Choice

Must We Suffer Our Way to Death? Cultural and Theological Perspectives on Death by Choice,

N.A. Christakis, "“Managing Death: The Growing Acceptance of Euthanasia in Contemporary American Society,” in R.P. Hamel and E.R. DuBose, eds.," Must We Suffer Our Way to Death? Cultural and Theological Perspectives on Death by Choice, Dallas, TX: Southern Methodist University Press, 1996, pp. 15-44.

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Encyclopedia Of Bioethics

Multinational Research

N.A. Christakis and R.J. Levine, "“Multinational Research,” in W.T. Reich, ed.," Encyclopedia of Bioethics, revised edition, New York, NY: Macmillan Publishing Co., 1995, pp. 1780-1787.

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Health And Social Change In International Perspective

Illness Behavior and the Health Transition in the Developing World

N.A. Christakis, N.C. Ware, and A. Kleinman, "“Illness Behavior and the Health Transition in the Developing World,” in L.C. Chen, A. Kleinman, and N. Ware, eds.," Health and Social Change in International Perspective, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1994, pp. 275-302.

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Advancing Health In Developing Countries The Role Of Social Research

An Anthropological Approach to Social Science Research on the Health Transition

N.C. Ware, N.A. Christakis, and A. Kleinman, "“An Anthropological Approach to Social Science Research on the Health Transition,” in L.C. Chen, A. Kleinman, and N. Ware, eds.," Advancing Health in Developing Countries: The Role of Social Research, New York, NY: Auburn House Publishing Co., 1992, pp. 23-38. 

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