Professor in the Department of Sociology
James Moody is the Robert O. Keohane professor of sociology at Duke University. He has published extensively in the field of social networks, methods, and social theory. His work has focused theoretically on the network foundations of social cohesion and diffusion, with a particular emphasis on building tools and methods for understanding dynamic social networks. He has used network models to help understand school racial segregation, adolescent health, disease spread, economic development, and the development of scientific disciplines. Moody's work is funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and has appeared in top social science, health and medical journals. He is winner of INSNA's (International Network for Social Network Analysis) Freeman Award for scholarly contributions to network analysis, founding director of the Duke Network Analysis Center and editor of the on-line Journal of Social Structure.
[In] Cognitio Veritas: Neural and Cognitive First Principles as Ground Truth for Social Simulation awarded by Virginia Tech (Principal Investigator). 2017 to 2021
Focused Training in Social Networks and Health awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2015 to 2020
Cohesion & Connectivity: methods for identifying endemic diffusion in dynamic networks. awarded by James S. McDonnell Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2015 to 2019
CC*Data: ImPACT - Infrastructure for Privacy-Assured compuTations awarded by University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill (Senior Investigator). 2017 to 2019
Models and Tools for Dynamic Health-Relevant Diffusion over Complex Networks awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2013 to 2018
Testing Multiple Modes of Data Collection with Network Sampling with Memory awarded by National Institutes of Health (Co Investigator). 2016 to 2018
A Computational Model of Resources and Resilency: Deploying the Elements of National Power for Strategic Influence awarded by Office of Naval Research (Principal Investigator). 2015 to 2018
Friendship Networks and Emergence of Substance Abuse awarded by Pennsylvania State University (Principal Investigator). 2007 to 2018
Collaborative Research: A Pre/Post Disaster Investigation of The Effect of Local Network Capacities on Disaster Response awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2012 to 2016
Pathways to Health and Well-Being:Social Networks of Orphaned and Abandoned Youth awarded by National Institutes of Health (Investigator). 2012 to 2016
The Sociological Theory Reader Volume 1: Classical Theory. Ed. C Calhoun, J Gerties, J Moody, S Pfaff, K Schmidt, and I Virk. Blackwell Press, 2011. (Textbook)
The Sociological Theory Reader Volume 2: Contemporary Theory. Ed. C Calhoun, J Gerties, J Moody, S Pfaff, and I Virk. Blackwell Press, 2011. (Textbook)
Moody, J. Visualizing Social Interaction: A Graphical Introduction to Social Networks (Submitted). Princeton, NJ: Princeton Univresity Press.
Moody, J. "Methods for Meaning in a Multi-World Sociology (In preparation)." American Journal of Sociology (2008).
Moody, J. "The Sexual Organization of the City." Social Networks 29 (2007): 340-348.
Moody, J. "Markets From Networks." Social forces; a scientific medium of social study and interpretation 81 (2002): 663-664.
Moody, J. "Network Exchange Theory." Social forces; a scientific medium of social study and interpretation 80 (2001): 356-357.
Jack, J, Appelbaum, LG, Beam, E, Moody, J, and Huettel, SA. "Mapping rhetorical topologies in cognitive neuroscience." Topologies as Techniques for a Post-Critical Rhetoric. January 1, 2017. 125-150. Full Text
Bearman, PS, Moody, J, and Stovel, K. "Chains of affection: The structure of adolescent romantic and sexual networks." Handbook of Applied System Science. November 25, 2016. 164-190. Full Text
Moody, J, and Coleman, J. "Clustering and Cohesion in Networks: Concepts and Measures." International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Ed. JD Wright. Oxford: Elsevier, 2015. 906-912.
Gauthier, R, and Moody, J. "Anatomies of Kinship: Change and Diversity in the Formal Structure of American Families." Families and Child Health. Ed. N Landale, S McHale, and A Booth. October 2013.
Moody, J. "Network Dynamics." Oxford Handbook of Analytical Sociology. Ed. P Hedstrom and P Bearman. Oxford Universtiy Press, February 2009.
Moody, J. "Evolution and Diffusion over Dynamic Networks." Oxford Handbook of Analytical Sociology. Ed. P Hedstrom and P Bearman. Oxford University Press, 2008.
Morris, M, Goodreau, S, and Moody, J. "Sexual Networks, Concurrency, and STD/HIV." Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 4th Edition. Ed. KK Holmes, PF Sparling, and WESE al. 2007.
Moody, J, and Morris, M. "Social Networks (Economic Relevance)." Handbook for Economic Sociology. Palgrave Press, 2006.
Moody, J, and Leahey, E. "Network Foundations for the Diffusions of Innovations." The Acceptance and Diffusion of Innovation. American Sociological Association / Center for the Advancement of Scholarship on Engineering Education, 2006.
Bearman, PS, Moody, J, Stovel, K, and Thaijl, L. "Social and Sexual Networks: The National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health." Network Epidemiology. Ed. M Morris. Cambridge University Press, 2006.
Temkin, DA, Gest, SD, Osgood, DW, Feinberg, M, and Moody, J. "Social Network Implications of Normative School Transitions in Non-Urban School Districts. (Accepted)" Youth & society 50.4 (May 2018): 462-484. Full Text
Trinh, SL, Lee, J, Halpern, CT, and Moody, J. "Our Buddies, Ourselves: The Role of Sexual Homophily in Adolescent Friendship Networks." Child development (March 25, 2018). Full Text
Hill, LM, Moody, J, Gottfredson, NC, Kajula, LJ, Pence, BW, Go, VF, and Maman, S. "Peer norms moderate the association between mental health and sexual risk behaviors among young men living in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania." Social science & medicine (1982) 196 (January 2018): 77-85. Full Text
Moody, J, Adams, J, and Morris, M. "Epidemic potential by sexual activity distributions." Network science (Cambridge University Press) 5.4 (December 2017): 461-475. Full Text Open Access Copy
Hill, LM, Gottfredson, NC, Kajula, LJ, Pence, BW, Go, VF, Moody, J, and Maman, S. "Changes in Anxiety and Depression Symptoms Predict Sexual Risk Behaviors Among Young Men Living in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania." AIDS and behavior (November 22, 2017). Full Text
Edelmann, A, Moody, J, and Light, R. "Disparate foundations of scientists' policy positions on contentious biomedical research." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 114.24 (June 2017): 6262-6267. Full Text
Shi, Y, and Moody, J. "Most Likely to Succeed: Long-Run Returns to Adolescent Popularity." Social currents 4.1 (February 2017): 13-33. Full Text
Smith, JA, Moody, J, and Morgan, J. "Network sampling coverage II: The effect of non-random missing data on network measurement." Social networks 48 (January 2017): 78-99. Full Text
Sinkovits, RS, Moody, J, Oztan, BT, and White, DR. "Fast determination of structurally cohesive subgroups in large networks." Journal of computational science 17.Pt 1 (November 2016): 62-72. Full Text
Dupre, ME, Moody, J, Nelson, A, Willis, JM, Fuller, L, Smart, AJ, Easterling, D, and Silberberg, M. "Place-Based Initiatives to Improve Health in Disadvantaged Communities: Cross-Sector Characteristics and Networks of Local Actors in North Carolina." American journal of public health 106.9 (September 2016): 1548-1555. Full Text
Moody, J. "How many Americans know a service member?." (2011). (Scholarly Commentary)
Paxton, P, and Moody, J. "Social Capital and Social Networks." American Behavioral Scientist (2008).
Moody, J. "SPAN: SAS Programs for Analyzing Networks." (2006).
Bearman, PS, Moody, J, and Stovel, K. "The Add Health Network Variable Codebook." (2006): 35 pp-35 pp.
Moody, J, and Leathey, E. "Network Foundations for the Diffusions of Innovations." (2005). (Scholarly Commentary)