Marissa King

Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior

Professor Marissa King

Professor King’s current research 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.

Education

  • PhD, Columbia University, 2008
  • BA, Reed College, 2002

Courses

Managing Strategic Networks
MGT 535

Publications

Selected Articles

Understanding Autism: Parents, Doctors and the History of the Disorder
M. King
Annual Journal of Sociology
2012
M. D. King and P. S. Bearman
American Sociological Review
2011
C. Fountain, M. D. King and P. S. Bearman
Journal of epidemiology and community health
2011

Achievements

Elliot Freidson Outstanding Publication Award
American Sociological Association Section on Medical Sociology
2011
Roberta G. Simmons Outstanding Dissertation Award
American Sociological Association Section on Medical Sociology
2009
Alex Inkeles Award for Outstanding Graduate Student
Department of Sociology, Columbia University
2007