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Social Networks & Health

Tuesday, May 10, 2022 to Thursday, May 12, 2022

Event Details

The Social Networks and Health (SN&H) workshop offers comprehensive training in network methods for health scholars.  Thanks to generous support from the NIH, we offer this training completely free of charge.  


Now in its 6th year, the SN&H Workshop has built a significant library of training videos, presentation slides, and sample code.  This year’s offerings will cover three tracks: an introductory Foundations track, designed for those just starting in network analysis, an Advanced Methods track expanding our set of cutting-edge methods discussions, and an Applied Health Researchtrack, on exemplars and design. 


In addition to presentations led by the Duke Network Analysis Center RAs, we are joined this year by jimi adams (Colorado), Ben Cornwell (Cornell), Scott Duxbury (UNC), David Kennedy (RAND), Cassie McMillian (Northeastern), Yami Molina (UIC), Marta Mulawa (Duke), Peter Mucha (Dartmouth), Brea Perry (IU), Craig Rawlings (Duke), David Schaefer (UCI), Jeff Smith (U Nebraska), Tom Valente (USC), Ashton Verdery, Alex Volfovsky (Duke) and Paul Zivich (UNC).


Due to continuing Covid-19 restrictions, we will be running SN&H’22 asynchronously. New presentations will be pre-recorded and posted online by April 15, then we will hold a live Q&A session over Zoom May 10 – 12.  


Schedule:  Live sessions will run 10:00a to 4:00p.

                May 10: Foundations

                May 11: Advanced Methods

                May 12: Applied Health Research


All workshop materials will be available at:  Workshop videos and files are open to all, but to allow for discussion and reasonable sized breakout sessions during the live event we request that you register. You can register for any (or all) of the three tracks here (limited to 45 people).


***NEW THIS YEAR! SN&H Research Design Lab***  As part of the Applied Health Research track, we will be holding a live “stump the chumps” style workshop session working through the design for proposed research projects. If you have a networks & health project in the works and would like to get advice on how best to design and carry out your study, here’s your chance to ask the experts! 

We will choose 10 projects to discuss as a group, and the SN&H team will work with chosen projects over the course of the next year to help guide the work.  Project investigators will have costs paid to attend next year’s (SN&H 2023) in-person workshop to share the results of their work.


To apply to participate in the Design Lab, please send a 1-page project description & short CV to by May 1.  All are welcome to send in ideas, but preference for projects will be given to young investigators (PhD students, new faculty, K-awards, etc.).


Looking forward to seeing everyone in May!