Nicholas A. Christakis is an internationally recognized physician and sociologist. He is a Professor at Harvard University with joint appointments in the Departments of Medicine, Sociology, and Health Care Policy, and he directs the Human Nature Lab (East) at Harvard University.
James H. Fowler is an internationally recognized social scientist. He is Professor of Medical Genetics and Political Science at the University of California, San Diego, with joint appointments in the Division of Social Science and School of Medicine. He leads the Human Nature Lab (West) at UCSD.
Renowned scientists Christakis and Fowler present compelling evidence for our profound influence on one another's tastes, health, wealth, happiness, beliefs, even weight, as they explain how social networks form and how they operate.