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Since its founding in 1701, Yale has been dedicated to expanding and sharing knowledge, inspiring innovation, and preserving cultural and scientific information for future generations.

Yale’s reach is both local and international. It partners with its hometown of New Haven, Connecticut to strengthen the city’s community and economy. And it engages with people and institutions across the globe in the quest to promote cultural understanding, improve the human condition, delve more deeply into the secrets of the universe, and train the next generation of world leaders.

Assistant professor of medicine
Yale University
Albert E. Kent Professor of Genetics and Professor of Neuroscience
Columbia Zuckerman Institute, Yale University
Sterling Professor of Social and Natural Science, Internal Medicine & Biomedical Engineering
Yale University
June 18, 2024
Our social experience is influenced not only by our positive but also by our negative connections. NOMIS researcher Nicholas Christakis and Amir Ghasemian (Yale University) investigated how negative relationships impact […]
May 6, 2024
NOMIS Center for Immunobiology and Microbial Pathogenesis Director Susan Kaech and NOMIS researchers Nicholas Christakis and Joanna Wysocka have been elected to the US National Academy of Sciences. They are among 120 […]
July 25, 2022
NOMIS researcher James Noonan, who has made critical and novel contributions to the fields of human evolutionary genetics and neurodevelopment, was recently appointed the Albert E. Kent Professor of Genetics […]
September 24, 2021
NOMIS researcher James Noonan and colleagues published their findings in a Jan. 12, 2021, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS) article, revealing new […]
December 18, 2020
As part of the NOMIS-supported project Using Social AI to Modify Collective Behavior in Realistic Networks, NOMIS scientist Nicholas A. Christakis and colleague Hirokazu Shirado have demonstrated that simple artificial […]
November 13, 2020
In a Wall Street Journal article, NOMIS researcher Nicholas Christakis discusses how “individuals, workplaces and governments will need to consider a diverse and sometimes disruptive range of interventions” to address […]
October 16, 2020
NOMIS researcher Nicholas Christakis addresses the likely course of the pandemic over a four-year period in an article written for The Wall Street Journal. Even when the world returns to […]
August 31, 2020
In an Aug. 10 article in The Economist, NOMIS researcher Nicholas Christakis explains that understanding how the novel coronavirus is different from SARS-CoV-1 is essential for identifying how society can […]
May 29, 2020
NOMIS scientist Nicholas Christakis and colleagues have published a study that calls into question the benefits of social networks to disaster responses. Communication within groups not as helpful as anticipated […]
April 29, 2020
NOMIS researchers Michel Maréchal and Ernst Fehr, who is also a NOMIS board member, have published a study in Nature Communications: Motivated misremembering of selfish decisions. When people behave selfishly, […]
March 28, 2020
By Nicholas A. Christakis Citizens of democracies can scarcely fathom the extreme, but effective, social controls China has imposed in response to the coronavirus outbreak. But now we are seeing variations […]
January 15, 2020
(German-language article) Der Mensch ist gut (Humanity is good) Wir dürfen uns das von niemandem ausreden lassen Interview: Max Rauner Fotos: Xan Padrón Die American Academy in Berlin, eine Villa […]
January 11, 2019
Nicholas Christakis, Yale’s Sterling Professor of Social and Natural Science, will lead a new project that explores the relationship between face-to-face social networks and the human microbiome. The Microbiome Biology […]
June 18, 2024
Abstract: Negative or antagonistic relationships are common in human social networks, but they are less often studied than positive or friendly relationships. The existence of a capacity to have and to […]
December 11, 2023
Abstract: Forms of both simple and complex machine intelligence are increasingly acting within human groups in order to affect collective outcomes. Considering the nature of collective action problems, however, such involvement […]
November 15, 2023
Abstract: Social connections are an important means for people to cope with adversity and illness. Thus, technologies, such as social network analysis, that can leverage close, face-to-face social networks could help […]
January 1, 2022
Abstract: Sociocentric network maps of entire populations, when combined with data on the nature of constituent dyadic relationships, offer the dual promise of advancing understanding of the relevance of networks for […]
September 25, 2020
Abstract: Cooperation in human groups is challenging, and various mechanisms are required to sustain it, although it nevertheless usually decays over time. Here, we perform theoretically informed experiments involving networks of […]
May 1, 2020
Abstract: In emergencies, social coordination is especially challenging. People connected with each other may respond better or worse to an uncertain danger than isolated individuals. We performed experiments involving a novel […]