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.
Simulation Models for Diffusion over Multirelational Dynamic Networks awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2011 to 2014
Research Agreement for Analysis of the Canadian Registry of Lobbyist Database awarded by Martin Lavoie (Principal Investigator). 2013 to 2014
Weak Social Ties: Quantification, Metrics and Modeling awarded by Army Research Office (Principal Investigator). 2011 to 2012
SBE - HSD - Dynamics of Human Behavior awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2007 to 2011
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
Merli, MG, Moody, J, Mendelsohn, J, and Gauthier, R. "Sexual Mixing in Shanghai: Are Heterosexual Contact Patterns Compatible With an HIV/AIDS Epidemic?." Demography 52.3 (June 2015): 919-942. Full Text
Casalino, LP, Pesko, MF, Ryan, AM, Nyweide, DJ, Iwashyna, TJ, Sun, X, Mendelsohn, J, and Moody, J. "Physician Networks and Ambulatory Care-sensitive Admissions." Medical care 53.6 (June 2015): 534-541. Full Text
Merli, MG, Moody, J, Smith, J, Li, J, Weir, S, and Chen, X. "Challenges to recruiting population representative samples of female sex workers in China using Respondent Driven Sampling." Social science & medicine (1982) 125 (January 2015): 79-93. Full Text
Verdery, A, Merli, MG, Moody, J, Smith, J, and Fisher, J. "Assessment of multiple respondent driven sampling estimators under real and theoretical recruitment conditions in empirical samples of female sex workers in China (Accepted)." Epidemiology (2015).
Borrett, SR, Moody, J, and Edelmann, A. "The rise of Network Ecology: Maps of the topic diversity and scientific collaboration." Ecological Modelling 293 (December 2014): 111-127. Full Text
McFarland, DA, Moody, J, Diehl, D, Smith, JA, and Thomas, RJ. "Network Ecology and Adolescent Social Structure." American sociological review 79.6 (December 2014): 1088-1121. Full Text
Leahey, E, and Moody, J. "Sociological Innovation through Subfield Integration." Social Currents 1.3 (October 2014): 228-256. Full Text