Interviews

Epidemiologist looks to the past to predict second post-pandemic 'roaring 20s'

An interview with Dr. Nicholas Christakis by Jessica Glenza in The Guardian on December 21, 2020.

Society In The Time Of Plague

Tapping into his experience as a hospice doctor in the early days of his career and his expertise in social networks, Christakis explains what it will take for citizens, leaders, and societies to work together to get through the current crisis — and what we might expect when it is finally over.

by Elizabeth Ross
Source: WGBH; International News (January 29, 2021)

Opinion: Why the pandemic won't be over until 2024

Dr. Nicholas Christakis, physician and social scientist at Yale University, explains the legacy Covid-19 will leave behind and his prediction for how long the pandemic will last.

Source: CNN, February 3, 2021

Nicholas Christakis: The Science of Social Connections (HeadCon '13 Part V)

A New Kind of Social Science for the 21st Century

A 40-minute interview with Dr. Christakis discussing changes in Social Science in the new millennium (“A New Kind of Social Science for the 21st Century”).

Social Networks and Happiness

Interview with Nicholas Christakis and James Fowler

Social Networks Are Like the Eye

It is customary to think about fashions in things like clothes or music as spreading in a social network. But it turns out that all kinds of things, many of them quite unexpected, can flow through social networks, and this process obeys certain rules we are seeking to discover. We've been investigating the spread of obesity through a network, the spread of smoking cessation through a network, the spread of happiness through a network, the spread of loneliness through a network, the spread of altruism through a network. And we have been thinking about these kinds of things while also keeping an eye on the fact that networks do not just arise from nothing or for nothing. Very interesting rules determine their structure.

Source: Edge.com (2007)