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TEDxNashville - TEDxChange - Nicholas Christakis The Hidden Influence of Social Networks

Nicholas Christakis discusses the how a wide variety of traits -- from happiness to obesity -- can spread from person to person, showing how your location in the network might impact your life in ways you don't even know. Nicholas Christakis is a physician and social scientist and is Professor of Medicine, Sociology and Health Care Policy at Harvard University. He is the pre-eminent international authority on social network effects in health, and his work is cited widely both in academic and popular publications. He is the co-author of Connected: The Surprising Power of Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives (http://connectedthebook.com/), and was chosen by Time Magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2009. Talk presented at TEDxChange Nashville (http://www.TEDxNashville.com), Sep. 22, 2010. A Well-Being event sponsored by Healthways (http://www.Healthways.com)
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