Marissa King

Professor of Organizational Behavior

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Professor King’s research examines network-based innovation and learning dynamics within the healthcare sector. Her current work analyzes factors associated with the adoption, diffusion, and utilization of mental health medications. By exploiting spatial and temporal variation in diagnosis and treatment decisions, her work establishes the key role that patient and provider networks play in explaining phenomena ranging from the precipitous rise in autism diagnoses to the rapid expansion of the market for mental health medications. King’s research has been featured in journals such as American Sociological Review, American Journal of Sociology, and Administrative Science Quarterly.



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


  • International Experience: South Africa MGT 416
  • Managing Strategic Networks MGT 535


  • James Coleman Outstanding Article Award , Sociology of Education Section of the American Sociological Association, 2015
  • 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