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.
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
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
CC*Data: ImPACT - Infrastructure for Privacy-Assured compuTations awarded by University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill (Senior Investigator). 2017 to 2018
Friendship Networks and Emergence of Substance Abuse awarded by Pennsylvania State University (Principal Investigator). 2007 to 2017
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
Using Multiple Data Sources to Improve Respondent Driven Sampling Estimation awarded by National Institutes of Health (Co Investigator). 2011 to 2016
Simulation Models for Diffusion over Multirelational Dynamic Networks awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2011 to 2014
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.
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 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.
Moody, J, and Morris, M. "Social Networks (Economic Relevance)." Handbook for Economic Sociology. Palgrave Press, 2006.
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
Kreager, DA, Molloy, LE, Moody, J, and Feinberg, ME. "Friends First? The Peer Network Origins of Adolescent Dating." Journal of research on adolescence : the official journal of the Society for Research on Adolescence 26.2 (June 2016): 257-269. Full Text
Yamanis, TJ, Fisher, JC, Moody, JW, and Kajula, LJ. "Young Men's Social Network Characteristics and Associations with Sexual Partnership Concurrency in Tanzania." AIDS and behavior 20.6 (June 2016): 1244-1255. Full Text
Moody, J, and Benton, RA. "Interdependent effects of cohesion and concurrency for epidemic potential." Annals of epidemiology 26.4 (April 2016): 241-248. Full Text
Keister, LA, Benton, R, and Moody, J. "Lifestyles through Expenditures: A Case-Based Approach to Saving." Sociological science 3 (January 2016): 650-684. Open Access Copy
Verdery, AM, Merli, MG, Moody, J, Smith, JA, and Fisher, JC. "Brief Report: Respondent-driven Sampling Estimators Under Real and Theoretical Recruitment Conditions of Female Sex Workers in China." Epidemiology (Cambridge, Mass.) 26.5 (September 2015): 661-665. Full Text
Merli, MG, Moody, J, Mendelsohn, J, and Gauthier, R. "Erratum to: Sexual Mixing in Shanghai: Are Heterosexual Contact Patterns Compatible With an HIV/AIDS Epidemic?." Demography 52.3 (June 2015): 943-. 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)