Professor in the Department of Sociology
- Box 90088, Durham, NC 27708-0088
268 Soc/psych Bldg., Durham, NC 27708
- Phone: (919) 660-5650
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.
Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 1999
M.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 1997
B.S., University of Oregon 1992
- Visual Thinking in the Network Sciences. November 1, 2009
- Diffusion implications of Network Dynamics. November 1, 2009
- More than a pretty picture: Visual Thinking in Netowrk Science. September 1, 2009
- Network Visualization for Diffusion Studies. August 1, 2009
Service to the Profession
- Editor, JOurnal of Social Structure. January 5, 2009
- Editorial board, Social Networks. January 5, 2009
- NIH Peer Reviewr. January 5, 2009
- Various journals. January 5, 2009
- Associate Editor : Editorial board, Management Science. 2009
- Editorial Board of Social Forces. 2009
- Editorial board, Demography. 2009
- Smith, JA, Moody, J, & Morgan, J. (2017, January). Network sampling coverage II: The effect of non-random missing data on network measurement. Social networks, 48, 78-99.
- Sinkovits, RS, Moody, J, Oztan, BT, & White, DR. (2016, November). Fast determination of structurally cohesive subgroups in large networks. Journal of Computational Science, 17, 62-72.
- Dupre, ME, Moody, J, Nelson, A, Willis, JM, Fuller, L, Smart, AJ, Easterling, D, & Silberberg, M. (2016, September). 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), 1548-1555.
- Kreager, DA, Molloy, LE, Moody, J, & Feinberg, ME. (2016, June). 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), 257-269.
- Yamanis, TJ, Fisher, JC, Moody, JW, & Kajula, LJ. (2016, June). Young Men's Social Network Characteristics and Associations with Sexual Partnership Concurrency in Tanzania. AIDS and behavior, 20 (6), 1244-1255.
- Moody, J, & Benton, RA. (2016, April). Interdependent effects of cohesion and concurrency for epidemic potential. Annals of epidemiology, 26 (4), 241-248.
- Keister, LA, Benton, R, & Moody, J. (2016, January). Lifestyles through Expenditures: A Case-Based Approach to Saving. Sociological science, 3, 650-684.
- Verdery, AM, Merli, MG, Moody, J, Smith, JA, & Fisher, JC. (2015, September). Brief Report: Respondent-driven Sampling Estimators Under Real and Theoretical Recruitment Conditions of Female Sex Workers in China. Epidemiology (Cambridge, Mass.), 26 (5), 661-665.
- Merli, MG, Moody, J, Mendelsohn, J, & Gauthier, R. (2015, June). Erratum to: Sexual Mixing in Shanghai: Are Heterosexual Contact Patterns Compatible With an HIV/AIDS Epidemic?. Demography, 52 (3), 943-.
- Merli, MG, Moody, J, Mendelsohn, J, & Gauthier, R. (2015, June). Sexual Mixing in Shanghai: Are Heterosexual Contact Patterns Compatible With an HIV/AIDS Epidemic?. Demography, 52 (3), 919-942.
- Casalino, LP, Pesko, MF, Ryan, AM, Nyweide, DJ, Iwashyna, TJ, Sun, X, Mendelsohn, J, & Moody, J. (2015, June). Physician Networks and Ambulatory Care-sensitive Admissions. Medical care, 53 (6), 534-541.
- Merli, MG, Moody, J, Smith, J, Li, J, Weir, S, & Chen, X. (2015, January). Challenges to recruiting population representative samples of female sex workers in China using Respondent Driven Sampling. Social science & medicine (1982), 125, 79-93.
- Verdery, A, Merli, MG, Moody, J, Smith, J, & Fisher, J. (2015). Assessment of multiple respondent driven sampling estimators under real and theoretical recruitment conditions in empirical samples of female sex workers in China (Accepted). Epidemiology.
- Borrett, SR, Moody, J, & Edelmann, A. (2014, December). The rise of Network Ecology: Maps of the topic diversity and scientific collaboration. Ecological Modelling, 293, 111-127.
- McFarland, DA, Moody, J, Diehl, D, Smith, JA, & Thomas, RJ. (2014, December). Network Ecology and Adolescent Social Structure. American sociological review, 79 (6), 1088-1121.
- Leahey, E, & Moody, J. (2014, October). Sociological Innovation through Subfield Integration. Social Currents, 1 (3), 228-256.
- Beam, E, Appelbaum, LG, Jack, J, Moody, J, & Huettel, SA. (2014, September). Mapping the semantic structure of cognitive neuroscience. Journal of cognitive neuroscience, 26 (9), 1949-1965.
- Healy, K, & Moody, J. (2014, July). Data Visualization in Sociology. Annual review of sociology, 40, 105-128.
- Mani, D, & Moody, J. (2014, June). Moving beyond Stylized Economic Network Models: The Hybrid World of the Indian Firm Ownership Network. AJS; American journal of sociology, 119 (8), 1629-1669.
- Osgood, DW, Feinberg, ME, Wallace, LN, & Moody, J. (2014, May). Friendship group position and substance use. Addict Behav, 39 (5), 923-933.
- McFarland, D, Moody, J, Smith, J, Diehl, D, & Thomas, RJ. (2014). Adolescent Societies - Their Form, Evolution, and Variation. American Sociological Review, 79, 1088-1121.
- Moody, J, & Mucha, PJ. (2013, December). Portrait of Political Party Polarization. Network Science, 1, 119-121. (Academic Article)
- Smith, J, & Moody, J. (2013, November). Network Measurement Error and Sampling Coverage I: Nodes missing at random. Social Networks. (Academic Article)
- Smith, JA, & Moody, J. (2013, October 1). Structural effects of network sampling coverage I: Nodes missing at random. Social Networks, 35 (4), 652-668.
- Osgood, DW, Ragan, DT, Wallace, L, Gest, SD, Feinberg, ME, & Moody, J. (2013, September 1). Peers and the emergence of alcohol use: Influence and selection processes in adolescent friendship networks. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 23 (3), 500-512.
- Osgood, DW, Feinberg, ME, Gest, SD, Moody, J, Ragan, DT, Spoth, R, Greenberg, M, & Redmond, C. (2013, August). Effects of PROSPER on the Influence Potential of Prosocial Versus Antisocial Youth in Adolescent Friendship Networks. JOURNAL OF ADOLESCENT HEALTH, 53 (2), 174-179.
- Warren, KL, Doogan, N, De Leon, G, Phillips, GS, Moody, J, & Hodge, A. (2013, May 1). Short-Run Prosocial Behavior in Response to Receiving Corrections and Affirmations in Three Therapeutic Communities. Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, 52 (4), 270-286.
- Adams, J, Moody, J, & Morris, M. (2013, February). Sex, drugs, and race: how behaviors differentially contribute to the sexually transmitted infection risk network structure. Am J Public Health, 103 (2), 322-329.
- Yamanis, TJ, Merli, MG, Neely, WW, Tian, FF, Moody, J, Tu, X, & Gao, E. (2013). An Empirical Analysis of the Impact of Recruitment Patterns on RDS Estimates among a Socially Ordered Population of Female Sex Workers in China. Sociological Methods and Research, 42 (3), 392-425.
- Adams, J, Moody, J, Muth, SQ, & Morris, M. (2012, May). Quantifying the Benefits of Link-Tracing Designs for Partnership Network Studies. FIELD METHODS, 24 (2), 175-193.
- Cleveland, MJ, Feinberg, ME, Osgood, DW, & Moody, J. (2012, May). Do Peers' Parents Matter? A New Link Between Positive Parenting and Adolescent Substance Use. JOURNAL OF STUDIES ON ALCOHOL AND DRUGS, 73 (3), 423-433.
- Light, R, & Moody, J. (2011, December). Dynamic Building blocks for science. Quality & Quantity, 29, 1-6. (Academic Article)
- Gest, SD, Osgood, DW, Feinberg, ME, Bierman, KL, & Moody, J. (2011, December). Strengthening Prevention Program Theories and Evaluations: Contributions from Social Network Analysis. PREVENTION SCIENCE, 12 (4), 349-360.
- Light, R, & Moody, J. (2011, August). Dynamic building blocks for science: comment on Kronegger, Ferligoj, and Doreian. QUALITY & QUANTITY, 45 (5), 1017-1022.
- Moody, J, Brynildsen, WD, Osgood, DW, Feinberg, ME, & Gest, S. (2011, May). Popularity Trajectories and Substance Use in early Adolescence. Soc Networks, 33 (2), 101-112.
- Kreager, DA, Rulison, K, & Moody, J. (2011, February). DELINQUENCY AND THE STRUCTURE OF ADOLESCENT PEER GROUPS. CRIMINOLOGY, 49 (1), 95-127.
- Moody, J, Feinberg, ME, Osgood, DW, & Gest, SD. (2010, October). Mining the Network: Peers and Adolescent Health. JOURNAL OF ADOLESCENT HEALTH, 47 (4), 324-326.
- Paxton, P, & Moody, J. (2009, August). Continuing to Build Bridges More on Linking Social Capital and Social Networks. AMERICAN BEHAVIORAL SCIENTIST, 52 (12), 1611-1612.
- Moody, J, & Paxton, P. (2009, July). Building Bridges Linking Social Capital and Social Networks to Improve Theory and Research Introduction. AMERICAN BEHAVIORAL SCIENTIST, 52 (11), 1491-1506.
- Iwashyna, TJ, Christie, JD, Moody, J, Kahn, JM, & Asch, DA. (2009, July). The Structure of Critical Care Transfer Networks. MEDICAL CARE, 47 (7), 787-793.
- Morris, M, Kurth, AE, Hamilton, DT, Moody, J, Wakefield, S, & Grp, NM. (2009, June). Concurrent Partnerships and HIV Prevalence Disparities by Race: Linking Science and Public Health Practice. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, 99 (6), 1023-1031.
- Moody, J. (2008). Methods for Meaning in a Multi-World Sociology: Review of On Justification by Luc Boltanski & Laurent Thevenot. American Journal of Sociology.
- Bender-deMoll, S, Morris, M, & Moody, J. (2008). Prototype Packages for Managing and Animating Longitudinal Network Data: dynamic network and rSoNIA. Journal of Statistical Software, 24. (Academic Article)
- Moody, J. (2007, May). The sexual organization of the city. SOCIAL NETWORKS, 29 (2), 340-348.
- adams, J, & Moody, J. (2007, January). To tell the truth: Measuring concordance in multiply reported network data. Social Networks, 29 (1), 44-58.
- Gest, SD, Moody, J, & Rulison, KL. (2007). Density or Distinction? The Roles of Data Structure and Group Detection Methods in Describing Adolescent Peer Groups. Journal of Social Structure 8:1, 8, Online-Online. (Academic Article)
- Gest, SDAJD, Rulison, KL, Moody, J, & Welsh, JA. (2007). Features of Groups and Status Hierarchies in Girls’ and Boys’ Early Adolescent Peer Networks. New Directions in Child and Adolescent Development, 118, 43-60. (Academic Article)
- Moody, J, & Light, R. (2006, June 1). A view from above: The evolving sociological landscape. American Sociologist, 37 (2), 67-86.
- Moody, J. (2006, March 1). Trends in sociology titles. American Sociologist, 37 (1), 77-80. (Review)
- Moody, J. (2006). Fighting a Hydra: A Network Scale-up Model of the War on Terror. Structure and Dynamics: eJournal of Anthropological and Related Sciences, 1 (2).
- White, DR, Owen-Smith, J, Moody, J, & Powell, WW. (2006). Networks, Fields and Organizations: Micro-Dynamics, Scale and Cohesive Embeddings. Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory, 10, 95-117. (Academic Article)
- Adams, J, & Moody, J. (2006). To tell the truth: informant accuracy in sexual networks. Social Networks, 29, 44-58.
- Moody, J. (2006). Markets From Networks. Social Forces, 81, 663-664. (Academic Article)
- Moody, J. (2006). Network Exchange Theory. Social Forces, 80, 356-357. (Academic Article)
- Moody, J, McFarland, D, & Bender‐deMoll, S. (2005, January). Dynamic Network Visualization. American Journal of Sociology, 110 (4), 1206-1241.
- Moody, J, McFarland, DA, & Bender-DeMoll, S. (2005). Dynamic Network Visualization: Methods for Meaning with Longitudinal Network Movies. American Journal of Sociology, 110, 1206-1241.
- Bearman, PS, Moody, J, & Stovel, K. (2004, July). Chains of Affection: The Structure of Adolescent Romantic and Sexual Networks. American Journal of Sociology, 110 (1), 44-91.
- Moody, J. (2004, April). The Structure of a Social Science Collaboration Network: Disciplinary Cohesion from 1963 to 1999. American Sociological Review, 69 (2), 213-238.
- Bearman, PS, & Moody, J. (2004, January). Suicide and friendships among American adolescents. American journal of public health, 94 (1), 89-95.
- Paxton, P, & Moody, J. (2003, March 1). Structure and sentiment: Explaining emotional attachment to group. Social Psychology Quarterly, 66 (1), 34-47.
- Moody, J, & White, DR. (2003, February 1). Structural cohesion and embeddedness: A hierarchical concept of social groups. American Sociological Review, 68 (1), 103-127.
- Moody, J. (2002, September 1). The Importance of Relationship Timing for Diffusion. Social Forces, 81 (1), 25-56.
- Bearman, PS, Moody, J, & Farris, R. (2002). Networks and History. Complexity, 8, 61-71.
- Moody, J. (2001, November). Race, School Integration, and Friendship Segregation in America. American Journal of Sociology, 107 (3), 679-716.
- Moody, J. (2001, October). Peer influence groups: identifying dense clusters in large networks. Social Networks, 23 (4), 261-283.
- Renzulli, LA, Aldrich, H, & Moody, J. (2000, December 1). Family Matters: Gender, Networks, and Entrepreneurial Outcomes. Social Forces, 79 (2), 523-546.
- Diaz, A, Lieberman, D, & Romney, SL. (2000, April). Access to health care for adolescents. JAMA, 283 (16), 2101-2102.
- Bearman, P, Faris, R, & Moody, J. (1999, December 1). Blocking the future: New solutions for old problems in historical social science. Social Science History, 23 (4), 501-533. (Review)
- Ford, CA, Bearman, PS, & Moody, J. (1999, December). Foregone health care among adolescents. JAMA, 282 (23), 2227-2234.
- Ford, C, Bearman, PS, & Moody, J. (1999). Health Care Utilization Among Adolescents. Journal of the American Medical Association, 282, 2227-2234.
- Moody, J. (1998, October). Matrix methods for calculating the triad census. Social Networks, 20 (4), 291-299.
- Kalleberg, A, & Moody, J. (1994). Human Resource Management and Organizational Performance. American Behavioral Scientist, 37, 948-962.
- Moody, J, & Coleman, J. (2015). Clustering and Cohesion in Networks: Concepts and Measures. In JD Wright (Ed.), International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences (pp. 906-912). Oxford: Elsevier.
- Gauthier, R, & Moody, J. (2013, October). Anatomies of Kinship: Change and Diversity in the Formal Structure of American Families. In N Landale, S McHale & A Booth (Eds.), Families and Child Health.
- Moody, J. (2009, February). Network Dynamics. In P Hedstrom and P Bearman (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Analytical Sociology Oxford Universtiy Press.
- Moody, J. (2008). Evolution and Diffusion over Dynamic Networks. In P Hedstrom and P Bearman (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Analytical Sociology Oxford University Press.
- Morris, M, Goodreau, S, & Moody, J. (2007). Sexual Networks, Concurrency, and STD/HIV. In KK Holmes, PF Sparling & WESE al (Eds.), Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 4th Edition.
- Moody, J, & Leahey, E. (2006). Network Foundations for the Diffusions of Innovations. In The Acceptance and Diffusion of Innovation American Sociological Association / Center for the Advancement of Scholarship on Engineering Education.
- Bearman, PS, Moody, J, Stovel, K, & Thaijl, L. (2006). Social and Sexual Networks: The National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health. In M Morris (Ed.), Network Epidemiology Cambridge University Press.
- Moody, J, & Morris, M. (2006). Social Networks (Economic Relevance). In Handbook for Economic Sociology Palgrave Press.
- Moody, J. (2011). How many Americans know a service member?. (Scholarly Commentary)
- Paxton, P, & Moody, J. (2008). Social Capital and Social Networks. American Behavioral Scientist.
- Moody, J. (2006). SPAN: SAS Programs for Analyzing Networks.
- Bearman, PS, Moody, J, & Stovel, K. (2006). The Add Health Network Variable Codebook. 35 pp-35 pp.
- Moody, J, & Leathey, E. (2005). Network Foundations for the Diffusions of Innovations. (Scholarly Commentary)
- Moody, J. (2008). Methods for Meaning in a Multi-World Sociology (In preparation). American Journal of Sociology.
- Moody, J. (2007). The Sexual Organization of the City. Social Networks, 29, 340-348.
- Moody, J. (2002). Markets From Networks. Social forces; a scientific medium of social study and interpretation, 81, 663-664.
- Moody, J. (2001). Network Exchange Theory. Social forces; a scientific medium of social study and interpretation, 80, 356-357.
- Focused Training in Social Networks and Health 2015 - 2020
- Cohesion & Connectivity: methods for identifying endemic diffusion in dynamic networks. 2015 - 2019
- Models and Tools for Dynamic Health-Relevant Diffusion over Complex Networks 2013 - 2018
- Testing Multiple Modes of Data Collection with Network Sampling with Memory 2016 - 2018
- Friendship Networks and Emergence of Substance Abuse 2007 - 2017
- Collaborative Research: A Pre/Post Disaster Investigation of The Effect of Local Network Capacities on Disaster Response 2012 - 2016
- Pathways to Health and Well-Being:Social Networks of Orphaned and Abandoned Youth 2012 - 2016
- Using Multiple Data Sources to Improve Respondent Driven Sampling Estimation 2011 - 2016
- Simulation Models for Diffusion over Multirelational Dynamic Networks 2011 - 2014
- Research Agreement for Analysis of the Canadian Registry of Lobbyist Database 2013 - 2014
- Weak Social Ties: Quantification, Metrics and Modeling 2011 - 2012
- SBE - HSD - Dynamics of Human Behavior 2007 - 2011