Social Network Analysis With Ashton Verdery

In our latest podcast, Ashton Verdery, assistant professor of sociology and demography at Penn State, discusses social network analysis (SNA). One increasingly important use of SNA is to study marginalized populations who are otherwise hard to sample. In health, behavioral, and social sciences, SNA has been used to examine how people relate to one another; how relationships affect the flow of items such as diseases, goods, information, or behaviors; how individual positions in broader network structures affect the risks of contracting diseases, hearing of opportunities, or generating new ideas; and more.
Published: Nov 01, 2018

 In this podcast, Ashton explains the value and challenges of SNA in a behavioral health context. He also discusses projects from his research, including his work studying the heroin crisis in Pennsylvania, kidney transplant candidates, and migrant populations. Click here to download the podcast.