Marissa King is the Alice Y. Hung President’s Distinguished Professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Professor King’s research focuses on unraveling the complexities of human interactions within the context of health care organizations, teams, and broader social structures. Her work has significantly contributed to our understanding of how social networks shape our behaviors, performance, and overall well-being.

As a passionate teacher and speaker, she is committed to translating her academic expertise into practice. She is the author of the book, Social Chemistry: Decoding the Elements of Human Connection. Her research, writing, and book have been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, Harvard Business Review, and National Public Radio, among other outlets.

King’s research has been published in leading academic outlets including, Administrative Science QuarterlyAmerican Sociological Review, and JAMA. She has been the Principal Investigator on multiple projects funded by the National Institutes of Health. Currently, she is a Senior Editor at Organization Science and has previously served on the editorial boards of American Sociological Review and American Journal of Sociology. Prior to joining the faculty at Wharton, she was a professor at the Yale School of Management. She received her PhD from Columbia University.