Sociology and Anthropology
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Tyler Myroniuk

Tyler Myroniuk

Tyler Myroniuk

Assistant Professor

Sociology: Fertility, Marriage, Mental health, Migration, Physical health, Social Capital, Sub-Saharan Africa, Quantitative Methods

Dr. Myroniuk received his PhD in Sociology from the University of Maryland. He then took a position as a postdoctoral research associate at Brown University’s Population Studies & Training Center until starting at Mason in 2017. Dr. Myroniuk is a social demographer whose current work includes examinations of the relationships between village characteristics and migration behavior/perceptions; social participation and health; marriage and health outcomes of older adults; family composition and wealth; social connections and educational achievement; and the determinants of health risk perceptions among youth. His work is set in Malawi, South Africa, Ethiopia, and India.

Dr. Myroniuk’s research has been published/accepted in venues such as the Journal of Health and Social Behavior, The Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, Sociology of Development, International Migration Review, and African Studies. Although he received formal training in Sociology, his research incorporates theoretical perspectives from Anthropology, Economics, and Public Health. Lastly, Dr. Myroniuk has expertise in quantitative research techniques.