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

Adams, Jimi, et al. “Sex, drugs, and race: how behaviors differentially contribute to the sexually transmitted infection risk network structure..” American Journal of Public Health, vol. 103, no. 2, Feb. 2013, pp. 322–29. Epmc, doi:10.2105/AJPH.2012.300908. Full Text

Moody, J., and P. J. Mucha. “END NOTE Portrait of Political Party Polarization.” Network Science, vol. 1, no. 1, Jan. 2013, pp. 119–21. Scopus, doi:10.1017/nws.2012.3. Full Text

Moody, J., and P. J. Mucha. “Portrait of Political Party Polarization-ERRATUM ERRATUM.” Network Science, vol. 1, no. 2, Jan. 2013. Scopus, doi:10.1017/nws.2013.9. Full Text

Adams, Jimi, et al. “Quantifying the Benefits of Link-Tracing Designs for Partnership Network Studies..” Field Methods, vol. 24, no. 2, May 2012, pp. 175–93. Epmc, doi:10.1177/1525822X11433997. Full Text

Cleveland, Michael J., et al. “Do peers' parents matter? A new link between positive parenting and adolescent substance use..” Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, vol. 73, no. 3, May 2012, pp. 423–33. Epmc, doi:10.15288/jsad.2012.73.423. Full Text

Light, Ryan, and James Moody. “Dynamic Building blocks for science.” Quality & Quantity, vol. 29, Dec. 2011, pp. 1–6.

Gest, Scott D., et al. “Strengthening prevention program theories and evaluations: contributions from social network analysis..” Prevention Science : The Official Journal of the Society for Prevention Research, vol. 12, no. 4, Dec. 2011, pp. 349–60. Epmc, doi:10.1007/s11121-011-0229-2. Full Text

Light, R., and J. Moody. “Dynamic building blocks for science: Comment on Kronegger, Ferligoj, and Doreian.” Quality and Quantity, vol. 45, no. 5, Aug. 2011, pp. 1017–22. Scopus, doi:10.1007/s11135-011-9485-2. Full Text

Moody, James, et al. “Popularity Trajectories and Substance Use in early Adolescence..” Social Networks, vol. 33, no. 2, May 2011, pp. 101–12. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.socnet.2010.10.001. Full Text

Kreager, Derek A., et al. “DELINQUENCY AND THE STRUCTURE OF ADOLESCENT PEER GROUPS..” Criminology : An Interdisciplinary Journal, vol. 49, no. 1, Feb. 2011, pp. 95–127. Epmc, doi:10.1111/j.1745-9125.2010.00219.x. Full Text