Weihua An

Associate Professor

Department of Quantitative Theory & Methods

Associate Professor

Department of Sociology

Office: Tarbutton 102

Email: weihua.an@emory.edu

Additional Contact Information

Mailing Address:

1555 Dickey Drive

Atlanta, GA 30322

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  • Ph.D, Sociology, Harvard University, 2011
  • M.A., Statistics, Harvard University, 2009


Prior to joining the Emory faculty, Weihua An was Assistant Professor of Sociology and Statistics at Indiana University and a faculty member of the Indiana University Network Science Institute and Data Science Program.


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.