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

Selected Grants

SBE - HSD - Dynamics of Human Behavior awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2007 to 2011


Verdery, Ashton M., et al. “Brief Report: Respondent-driven Sampling Estimators Under Real and Theoretical Recruitment Conditions of Female Sex Workers in China..” Epidemiology, vol. 26, no. 5, Sept. 2015, pp. 661–65. Pubmed, doi:10.1097/EDE.0000000000000335. Full Text

Merli, M. Giovanna, et al. “Erratum to: Sexual Mixing in Shanghai: Are Heterosexual Contact Patterns Compatible With an HIV/AIDS Epidemic?.” Demography, vol. 52, no. 3, June 2015. Epmc, doi:10.1007/s13524-015-0398-x. Full Text

Merli, M. Giovanna, et al. “Sexual Mixing in Shanghai: Are Heterosexual Contact Patterns Compatible With an HIV/AIDS Epidemic?.” Demography, vol. 52, no. 3, June 2015, pp. 919–42. Epmc, doi:10.1007/s13524-015-0383-4. Full Text

Casalino, Lawrence P., et al. “Physician Networks and Ambulatory Care-sensitive Admissions..” Medical Care, vol. 53, no. 6, June 2015, pp. 534–41. Epmc, doi:10.1097/mlr.0000000000000365. Full Text

Borrett, S. R., et al. “The rise of Network Ecology: Maps of the topic diversity and scientific collaboration.” Ecological Modelling, vol. 293, Dec. 2014, pp. 111–27. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2014.02.019. Full Text

McFarland, Daniel A., et al. “Network Ecology and Adolescent Social Structure..” American Sociological Review, vol. 79, no. 6, Dec. 2014, pp. 1088–121. Epmc, doi:10.1177/0003122414554001. Full Text

Beam, Elizabeth, et al. “Mapping the semantic structure of cognitive neuroscience..” J Cogn Neurosci, vol. 26, no. 9, Sept. 2014, pp. 1949–65. Pubmed, doi:10.1162/jocn_a_00604. Full Text Open Access Copy

Healy, Kieran, and James Moody. “Data Visualization in Sociology..” Annual Review of Sociology, vol. 40, July 2014, pp. 105–28. Epmc, doi:10.1146/annurev-soc-071312-145551. Full Text

Mani, Dalhia, and James Moody. “Moving beyond Stylized Economic Network Models: The Hybrid World of the Indian Firm Ownership Network..” Ajs; American Journal of Sociology, vol. 119, no. 8, June 2014, pp. 1629–69. Epmc, doi:10.1086/676040. Full Text