Position title: Professor, Sociology
Phone: (608) 262-9510
4426 Sewell Social Sciences
My research and teaching is closely linked to the core themes of the Center for Demography and Ecology (CDE). My research is focused in four main areas: (1) social-network and family determinants of health outcomes; (2) mortality, (3) neighborhood effects; (4) methods of causal inference.
CDE research theme area affiliations
Demography of Inequality; Fertility, Families, and Households; Health and the Life Course
Wodtke, Geoffrey T., Felix Elwert, and David J. Harding. “Neighborhood Effect Heterogeneity by Family Income and Developmental Period: Evidence from a Counterfactual Model of High School Graduation.” American Journal of Sociology 121, no. 4 (2016): 1168-222. PubMed Central ID 4820764.
Elwert, Felix, and Christopher Winship. “Endogenous Selection Bias: The Problem of Conditioning on a Collider Variable.” Annual Review of Sociology 40 (2014): 31-53. NIHMS ID 979472.
O’Malley, James, Felix Elwert, Niels Rosenquist, Alan Zaslavsky, and Nicholas Christakis. “Estimating Peer Effects in Longitudinal Dyadic Data Using Instrumental Variables.” Biometrics 70, no. 3 (2014): 506-15. PubMed Central ID 4213357.
Wrigley-Field, Elizabeth, and Felix Elwert. “Mortality Deceleration and Mortality Selection: Three Unexpected Implications of a Simple Model.” Demography 51, no. 1 (2014): 51-71. PubMed Central ID 4559263.