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Research Article

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

About the Authors

Alison L. Hill, David G. Rand, Martin A. Nowak
Program for Evolutionary Dynamics, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America
Alison L. Hill
Biophysics Program and Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America
David G. Rand
Department of Psychology and Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America
Martin A. Nowak
Department of Mathematics, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America
Martin A. Nowak
Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America
Nicholas A. Christakis
Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Nicholas A. Christakis
Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Nicholas A. Christakis
Department of Sociology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: alhill@fas.harvard.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Analyzed the data: ALH. Wrote the paper: ALH DGR. Conceived and designed the mathematical model and analysis: ALH DGR MAN NAC.