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Infectious Disease Modeling of Social Contagion in Networks

  • Alison L. Hill mail,

    alhill@fas.harvard.edu

    Affiliations: Program for Evolutionary Dynamics, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America, Biophysics Program and Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • David G. Rand,

    Affiliations: Program for Evolutionary Dynamics, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America, Department of Psychology and Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Martin A. Nowak,

    Affiliations: Program for Evolutionary Dynamics, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America, Department of Mathematics, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Nicholas A. Christakis

    Affiliations: Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Department of Sociology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Published: November 04, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1000968

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Posted by PLoS_CompBiol on 24 Feb 2011 at 10:22 GMT

Many behavioral phenomena have been found to spread interpersonally through social networks, in a manner similar to infectious diseases.
http://ploscompbiol.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pcbi.1000968#article1.front1.article-meta1.abstract1.p1

http://www.ploscompbiol.org/attachments/pcbi.1000968.HillResponse.pdf (PDF 22.90 KB). The journal has received this formal response by David B. Bahr, Raymond C. Browning, and James O. Hill.

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