Determining the dynamic influence of social networks on development and health trajectories

Project: Research project

Project Details


? DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The ability to treat and prevent illness and improve human health requires not only a detailed understanding of the complex interplay of biological systems contributing to disease processes but also the mechanisms underlying the influence of social complexity on biological systems. A developmental systems science approach provides methods uniquely suited to elucidate the mechanisms by which social systems influence health by investigating their effects on modulating the interplay among biological systems during development. The proposed research adopts this approach by modeling multi-level networked systems over time in a well-established nonhuman primate model. We predict that the coordination and regulation of biological systems within individuals are critical to shaping health
trajectories and are dynamically modulated by the complex network structure of individuals' social relationships.
Effective start/end date7/1/156/30/20


  • National Institutes of Health: $454,198.00
  • National Institutes of Health: $639,838.00
  • National Institutes of Health: $38,453.00


  • Medicine(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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