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

Osgood, D. Wayne, et al. “Friendship group position and substance use..” Addictive Behaviors, vol. 39, no. 5, May 2014, pp. 923–33. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.addbeh.2013.12.009. Full Text

Merli, M. G., et al. “Challenges to recruiting population representative samples of female sex workers in China using Respondent Driven Sampling..” Social Science & Medicine (1982), Apr. 2014. Manual, doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2014.04.022. Full Text

Leahey, E., and J. Moody. “Sociological innovation through subfield integration.” Social Currents, vol. 1, no. 3, Jan. 2014, pp. 228–56. Scopus, doi:10.1177/2329496514540131. Full Text

McFarland, D., et al. “Adolescent Societies - Their Form, Evolution, and Variation.” American Sociological Review, vol. 79, American Sociological Association, 2014, pp. 1088–121.

Smith, Jeff, and James Moody. “Network Measurement Error and Sampling Coverage I: Nodes missing at random.” Social Networks, Nov. 2013.

Smith, Jeffrey A., and James Moody. “Structural Effects of Network Sampling Coverage I: Nodes Missing at Random1..” Social Networks, vol. 35, no. 4, Oct. 2013. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.socnet.2013.09.003. Full Text

Osgood, D. Wayne, et al. “Peers and the Emergence of Alcohol Use: Influence and Selection Processes in Adolescent Friendship Networks..” Journal of Research on Adolescence : The Official Journal of the Society for Research on Adolescence, vol. 23, no. 3, Sept. 2013. Epmc, doi:10.1111/jora.12059. Full Text

Osgood, D. Wayne, et al. “Effects of PROSPER on the influence potential of prosocial versus antisocial youth in adolescent friendship networks..” The Journal of Adolescent Health : Official Publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine, vol. 53, no. 2, Aug. 2013, pp. 174–79. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.jadohealth.2013.02.013. Full Text

Yamanis, T. J., et al. “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 & Research, vol. 42, no. 3, Aug. 2013. Manual, doi:10.1177/0049124113494576. Full Text

Warren, K. L., et al. “Short-Run Prosocial Behavior in Response to Receiving Corrections and Affirmations in Three Therapeutic Communities.” Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, vol. 52, no. 4, May 2013, pp. 270–86. Scopus, doi:10.1080/10509674.2013.782776. Full Text