Summary: Did you know that friends and social network influence your health? Dr. James Fowler explains.
Air Date: 2/24/15
Host: Darria Long Gillespie, MD, MBA
Guest Bio: James H. Fowler, PhD
James H. Fowler, PhD, is a social scientist who conducts research on social networks, political participation, the evolution of cooperation, and genopolitics (the study of the genetic basis of political behavior). He is a Professor of Genetics in the Department of Medicine and a Professor of Political Science in the Division of Social Sciences at the University of California, San Diego. He holds graduate degrees from both Harvard and Yale, and he also served for two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ecuador. Fowler also published a study last year in PLOS ONE that validated Sharecare's scientifically based health risk assessment, the RealAge Test.
James Fowler is professor of medical genetics and political science at the University of California, San Diego. He explains how your friends and social network influence your health and how big data can help improve healthcare.