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Weihua  An

Associate Professor

Jointly Appointed, Behavioral/Social/Health Educ

Dr. Weihua An’s main research areas are network analysis and causal inference. In network analysis, he studies social network-based interventions, peer reports, perceived networks, big/text networks, and network and neighborhood. In causal inference, he studies matching and propensity score methods, instrumental variable methods, and causal inference with interference. His research also connects the two areas by examining causality in networks and employing networks to improve causal inference. His work contributes to studies on health and social policy, organizations, and development and has appeared in Social Forces, Sociological Methodology, Sociological Methods and Research, Social Networks, and Network Science.

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1555 Dickey Drive

Atlanta , GA 30322

Phone: 404.727.7510



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Areas of Interest

  • Adolescent Health/Child Health
  • Bayesian Analysis
  • Network Science
  • Statistical Modeling


  • PhD Sociology 2011, Harvard University
  • MA Statistics 2009, Harvard University