Marissa King, Ph.D.
Professor King’s current research examines factors associated with the adoption, diffusion, and utilization of mental health medications. In general, her research analyzes the spatial and temporal dimensions of innovation and contagion. To understand how large-scale social transformations arise from local behavior, she has studied cases ranging from the rise in autism prevalence during the past decade to the organizational foundations of the antislavery movement in the late 19th century. Her research appears in journals such as American Sociological Review, American Journal of Sociology, and Administrative Science Quarterly.