Professor in the Department of Sociology
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.
[In] Cognitio Veritas: Neural and Cognitive First Principles as Ground Truth for Social Simulation awarded by Virginia Tech (Principal Investigator). 2017 to 2021
Building Better Teams: A Network Analysis Approach awarded by U.S. Army Research Inst. for Behavioral and Social Sciences (Co-Principal Investigator). 2018 to 2021
Focused Training in Social Networks and Health awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2015 to 2020
CC*Data: ImPACT - Infrastructure for Privacy-Assured compuTations awarded by University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill (Senior Investigator). 2017 to 2020
Health mPowerment 3.0 awarded by University of Pennsylvania (Investigator). 2018 to 2020
Bacterial Characteristics of Community-associated Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae awarded by University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill (Principal Investigator). 2019 to 2020
Cohesion & Connectivity: methods for identifying endemic diffusion in dynamic networks. awarded by James S. McDonnell Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2015 to 2019
Testing Multiple Modes of Data Collection with Network Sampling with Memory awarded by National Institutes of Health (Co Investigator). 2016 to 2019
A Computational Model of Resources and Resilency: Deploying the Elements of National Power for Strategic Influence awarded by Office of Naval Research (Principal Investigator). 2015 to 2019
Friendship Networks and Emergence of Substance Abuse awarded by Pennsylvania State University (Principal Investigator). 2007 to 2019
Calhoun, C., et al., editors. The Sociological Theory Reader Volume 1: Classical Theory. Blackwell Press, 2011.
Calhoun, C., et al., editors. The Sociological Theory Reader Volume 2: Contemporary Theory. Blackwell Press, 2011.
Moody, J. Visualizing Social Interaction: A Graphical Introduction to Social Networks. Princeton Univresity Press.
Moody, J. “Methods for Meaning in a Multi-World Sociology.” American Journal of Sociology, University of Chicago Press, 2008.
Moody, J. “The Sexual Organization of the City.” Social Networks, vol. 29, REDES, 2007, pp. 340–48.
Moody, J. “Markets From Networks.” Social Forces; a Scientific Medium of Social Study and Interpretation, vol. 81, Oxford University Press (OUP): Policy E - Oxford Open Option D, 2002, pp. 663–64.
Moody, J. “Network Exchange Theory.” Social Forces; a Scientific Medium of Social Study and Interpretation, vol. 80, Oxford University Press (OUP): Policy E - Oxford Open Option D, 2001, pp. 356–57.
Jack, J., et al. “Mapping rhetorical topologies in cognitive neuroscience.” Topologies as Techniques for a Post-Critical Rhetoric, 2017, pp. 125–50. Scopus, doi:10.1007/978-3-319-51268-6_7. Full Text
Bearman, P. S., et al. “Chains of affection: The structure of adolescent romantic and sexual networks.” Handbook of Applied System Science, 2016, pp. 164–90. Scopus, doi:10.4324/9781315748771. Full Text
Moody, J., and J. Coleman. “Clustering and Cohesion in Networks: Concepts and Measures.” International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences, edited by J. D. Wright, vol. 3, Elsevier, 2015, pp. 906–12.
Gauthier, Robin, and James Moody. “Anatomies of Kinship: Change and Diversity in the Formal Structure of American Families.” Families and Child Health, edited by Nancy Landale et al., 2013.
Moody, James. “Network Dynamics.” Oxford Handbook of Analytical Sociology, edited by Peter Hedstrom and Peter Bearman, Oxford Universtiy Press, 2009.
Moody, James. “Evolution and Diffusion over Dynamic Networks.” Oxford Handbook of Analytical Sociology, edited by Peter Hedstrom and Peter Bearman, Oxford University Press, 2008.
Morris, Martina, et al. “Sexual Networks, Concurrency, and STD/HIV..” Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 4th Edition, edited by King K. Holmes et al., 2007.
Moody, James, and Erin Leahey. “Network Foundations for the Diffusions of Innovations.” The Acceptance and Diffusion of Innovation, American Sociological Association / Center for the Advancement of Scholarship on Engineering Education, 2006.
Bearman, Peter S., et al. “Social and Sexual Networks: The National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health.” Network Epidemiology, edited by Martina Morris, Cambridge University Press, 2006.
Moody, J., and M. Morris. “Social Networks (Economic Relevance).” Handbook for Economic Sociology, Palgrave Press, 2006.
Copeland, Molly, et al. “Social Ties Cut Both Ways: Self-Harm and Adolescent Peer Networks..” Journal of Youth and Adolescence, Apr. 2019. Epmc, doi:10.1007/s10964-019-01011-4. Full Text
Keister, L. A., et al. “Cohorts and wealth transfers: Generational changes in the receipt of inheritances, trusts, and inter vivos gifts in the United States.” Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, vol. 59, Feb. 2019, pp. 1–13. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.rssm.2019.01.002. Full Text
Trinh, Sarah L., et al. “Our Buddies, Ourselves: The Role of Sexual Homophily in Adolescent Friendship Networks..” Child Development, vol. 90, no. 1, Jan. 2019, pp. e132–47. Epmc, doi:10.1111/cdev.13052. Full Text
Borrett, S. R., et al. “Bibliometric review of ecological network analysis: 2010–2016.” Ecological Modelling, vol. 382, Aug. 2018, pp. 63–82. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2018.04.020. Full Text
Copeland, Molly, et al. “Different Kinds of Lonely: Dimensions of Isolation and Substance Use in Adolescence..” Journal of Youth and Adolescence, vol. 47, no. 8, Aug. 2018, pp. 1755–70. Epmc, doi:10.1007/s10964-018-0860-3. Full Text
Hill, Lauren M., et al. “Changes in Anxiety and Depression Symptoms Predict Sexual Risk Behaviors Among Young Men Living in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania..” Aids Behav, vol. 22, no. 5, May 2018, pp. 1435–45. Pubmed, doi:10.1007/s10461-017-1991-3. Full Text
Temkin, Deborah A., et al. “Social Network Implications of Normative School Transitions in Non-Urban School Districts..” Youth & Society, vol. 50, no. 4, May 2018, pp. 462–84. Epmc, doi:10.1177/0044118X15607164. Full Text
Hill, L. M., et al. “Peer norms moderate the association between mental health and sexual risk behaviors among young men living in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania..” Soc Sci Med, vol. 196, Jan. 2018, pp. 77–85. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2017.10.030. Full Text
Moody, James, et al. “Epidemic potential by sexual activity distributions..” Network Science (Cambridge University Press), vol. 5, no. 4, Dec. 2017, pp. 461–75. Epmc, doi:10.1017/nws.2017.3. Full Text Open Access Copy
Edelmann, Achim, et al. “Disparate foundations of scientists' policy positions on contentious biomedical research..” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 114, no. 24, June 2017, pp. 6262–67. Epmc, doi:10.1073/pnas.1613580114. Full Text
Moody, J. How many Americans know a service member?. 2011.
Paxton, Pamela, and James Moody. “Social Capital and Social Networks.” American Behavioral Scientist, 2008.
Moody, James. SPAN: SAS Programs for Analyzing Networks. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2006.
Bearman, Peter S., et al. The Add Health Network Variable Codebook. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2006, pp. 35pp-35pp.
Moody, J., and E. Leathey. Network Foundations for the Diffusions of Innovations. 2005.