is a social scientist and physician who conducts research on social factors that affect health, health care, and longevity. He directs the Human Nature Lab at Yale University, where he is also the Sol Goldman Family Professor of Social and Natural Science and the Co-Director of the Yale Institute for Network Science. He’s the pre-eminent international authority on social network effects in health, and his work is widely cited in both academic and popular publications. He’s the author, with James Fowler, of Connected: The Surprising Power of Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives (2009). Dr. Christakis is Scientific Founder of Activate Networks and serves on its Board.
completed his doctorate in sociology with Professor Christakis, and has developed substantial expertise in applying social network analysis to healthcare. He also brings extensive consulting and teaching experience. Dr. DeWan is Chief Scientific Officer and VP Analytics of Activate Networks.
is the founder of multiple companies creating new approaches to healthcare information, including ImpactRx and Optio Research, and he was a founding Board member of PharMetrics. During his career at Merck, he led both marketing and sales efforts in the US and was a member of Merck’s US Executive Committee.
is the President and CEO of Activate Networks. He is a pioneer in developing novel information approaches to healthcare data and a clinical pharmacologist. In addition to founding PharMetrics, ImpactRx, and Optio Research, he played key roles in companies such as HPR and Avicenna Systems.