Weihua An

Assistant Professor

Emory Sociology and Institute for Quantitative Theory and Methods

Office: Tarbutton Hall 102

Email: weihua.an@emory.edu

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  • PhD in Sociology, Harvard University, 2011
  • MA in Statistics, Harvard University, 2009
  • MA in Economics, Claremont Graduate University, 2005
  • MA in Political Science, Peking University, 2002
  • BA in Public Administration, Wuhan University, 1999


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.