James Moody

James Moody

Professor in the Department of Sociology

External Address: 
268 Soc/Psych Bldg., Durham, NC 27708
Internal Office Address: 
Box 90088, Durham, NC 27708-0088
(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.

Education & Training

  • 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

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

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

Beam, E, Appelbaum, LG, Jack, J, Moody, J, and Huettel, SA. "Mapping the semantic structure of cognitive neuroscience." Journal of cognitive neuroscience 26.9 (September 2014): 1949-1965. Full Text Open Access Copy

Healy, K, and Moody, J. "Data Visualization in Sociology." Annual review of sociology 40 (July 2014): 105-128. Full Text

Mani, D, and Moody, J. "Moving beyond Stylized Economic Network Models: The Hybrid World of the Indian Firm Ownership Network." Ajs; American Journal of Sociology 119.8 (June 2014): 1629-1669. Full Text

Osgood, DW, Feinberg, ME, Wallace, LN, and Moody, J. "Friendship group position and substance use." Addict Behav 39.5 (May 2014): 923-933. Full Text

Leahey, E, and Moody, J. "Sociological innovation through subfield integration." Social Currents 1.3 (January 1, 2014): 228-256. Full Text

Borrett, SR, Moody, J, and Edelmann, A. "The rise of Network Ecology: Maps of the topic diversity and scientific collaboration(Accepted)." Ecological Modelling (2014). Full Text