Alex Bierman, PhD

PhD in Sociology, University of Maryland, College Park, United States

Alex Bierman, PhD

Areas of Research

Sociology of mental health; aging; quantitative research methods; social psychology; sociology of religion
Alex Bierman’s research is centered on the study of aging and health, but encompasses a number of additional topics, including social psychology, religion, military sociology, and the family. This research is united by an interest in how social inequality conditions both exposure to stress and the consequences of stress as individuals age. Dr. Bierman frequently utilizes advanced methods of longitudinal data analysis in these studies as a means of facilitating a rigorous understanding of the causes and consequences of stress exposure across the life-course.

Supervising degrees

Sociology - Doctoral: Seeking Students
Sociology - Masters: Seeking Students

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Dr. Bierman appreciates working with students who seek to understand how social stratification reaches into individual lives and shapes psychological well-being.  He especially encourages prospective students to contact him if they are interested in applying quantitative methods of analysis to large-scale social surveys as a means of examining the repercussions of social inequality for mental health.

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