Social Networks & Health 2024

Social Networks & Health 2024

We are thrilled to announce that general registration for SN&H ’24 is now open! The workshop will be held May 14-17 on Duke’s campus in Durham NC and we are now accepting applications for SN&H ’24 Fellowships.

Registration link: :
Cost: $150

Space is limited, registration is first-come; first-serve.

The DUPRI and DNAC co-sponsored Social Networks and Health methods workshop is a week-long workshop aimed at introducing attendees to topics in social network analysis and how they can be applied to research on health and health policy. We alternate foundational and advanced topics annually; this year is a “foundations” year, so we assume no prior knowledge of networks or network methods. Thanks to generous support from the NICHD, we offer this training at significantly subsidized cost.

The workshop will focus on general introduction to social network analysis including:

  • History and theory of networks and health research
  • Network data collection
  • IRB considerations for network data collection
  • Network measures and description
  • Network Visualization
  • Ego-network analysis
  • Regression with networks (including randomization techniques)
  • Diffusion and peer influence
  • Exponential random graph models (ERGM)
  • Stochastic Actor-Oriented Models (SAOM, or Siena models)
  • Respondent-driven sampling (RDS)
  • Simulation methods
  • Social network-based interventions and experiments

We include extensive hands-on training in using R to conduct network analysis. The target audience is health researchers familiar with standard social-science methods who would like to learn how to incorporate network analysis into their research.

Thanks to generous support from the NICHD, we offer this training at significantly subsidized cost; registration is $150 for the week and covers lunch & coffee each day. We will send information for general registration shortly.

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.

For those interested in online guided tutorials, please check out our catalog of free training videos on the DNAC training site. Now in its 8th year, the SN&H Workshop has built a significant library of training videos, presentation slides, and sample code all free and open to the public.

Looking forward to seeing everyone in May!

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