Social Networks and Health 2024

The event is happening! If you didn’t have the chance to participate in person, you can still follow the stream using the links below:

Day 1:

Day 2:

We have funding to cover up to 12 “SN&H Fellows.” Fellowships cover the full cost of attending the workshop, including registration, travel to/from the workshop, and hotel stay for the week.  In addition, each Fellow is matched with a faculty mentor to help guide their research project over the year, including limited support for additional training and working with mentors.

To apply for a fellowship, please send a CV along with a short (~1 page) summary of your research project and why the workshop would be valuable by email to with the subject line “SN&H 24 Fellowship” by March 31st.   Priority will be given to junior scholars (graduate students, post-docs, and assistant professors) and those with NIH-supported training grants (K-awards and similar), our funding source limits us to funding only US Citizens and domestic travel.

Lecturers and RAs (so far):

James Moody, Director of Duke Network Analysis Center and Professor of Sociology, Duke University

Tom Wolff, Department of Sociology, Duke University

Madelynn Wellons, Department of Sociology, Duke University

Gabriel Varela, Department of Sociology, Duke University

Dana Pasquale, Department of Population Health Sciences, Duke University

Craig Rawlings, Department of Sociology, Duke University

Ashton Verdery, Department of Sociology and Criminology, Penn State

Tom Valente, Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California

Scott Duxbury, Department of Sociology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Brea Perry, Department of Sociology, Indiana University

David Schaefer, Department of Sociology, University of California at Irvine

Michelle Anne Birkett, Department of Medical Social Sciences, Northwestern University

Lane Zook, Department of Sociology, University of South Carolina

Past Workshops:

2022 Schedule

2023 Schedule

Training Modules:

User guide for the following training modules: The training modules are split into two categories. “Foundational” training covers essential aspects of network analysis and dispenses the necessary knowledge for understanding the “intermediate” training modules. Each training module can contain up to three types of links: a lecture video, a Q&A video, and a link to a google drive folder. The google drive folder contains all the scripts, data, slides, and additional material provided by the lecturer. Additional links to particular files may also be added.

If you find that a script requires a piece of data that is not present in that folder, try checking in our miscellaneous folder. If you find another problem with the script and/or data, feel free to get in touch with one of the research assistants in the workshop or email with your inquiry.



Substantive talks

  • Aging (Brea Perry, Indiana University)
  • Network Interventions (Thomas Valente, University of Southern California)
  • Network Measurement in Community Engagement Interventions (Yamilé Molina, University of Illinois Chicago)
  • Sociogram Interventions (David Kennedy, RAND corporation)
  • Social Networks and Widowhood (Benjamin Cornwell, Cornell University)
  • Kinship Networks and Health (Ashton Verdery, Pennsylvania State University)
  • Simulating Kinship Networks (Ashton Verdery, Pennsylvania State University)
  • RDS/Link Data (Ashton Verdery, Pennsylvania State University)
  • HIV (Marta Mulawa, Duke University)
  • Network HIV Prevention Interventions with youth in Tanzania (Nina Yamanis, American University)
  • Network interventions show the value of community investment (Yamile Molina, University of Illinois)
  • Network methods for behavior change (Tom Valente, Johns Hopkins University)

Research Design Lab

Funding for the Social Networks and Health workshop is provided by NIH grant R25HD079352.