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Anspach Hall 128
(989) 774-7337

Office Hours: Tuesday & Thursday 12:45-1:45 pm


  • Ph.D., Sociology, Indiana University-Bloomington, 2006
  • M.A., Sociology, Indiana University-Bloomington, 2001
  • B.S., Sociology, University of California, Riverside, 1997

Areas of Teaching Expertise

  • Sociology of Health
  • Youth Studies
  • Social Statistics

Research Interests

  •  Research examining the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, and bisexual populations.

Selected Publications

  • Almazan, Elbert P., Michael E. Roettger, and Pauline S. Acosta. 2014. "Measures of Sexual Minority Status and Suicide Risk among Young Adults in the United States." Archives of Suicide Research 18: 274-281.
  • Tyler, Kimberly A., Lisa A. Melander, and Elbert P. Almazan. 2010. "Self-Injurious Behavior Among Homeless Young Adults: A Social Stress Analysis." Social Science & Medicine 70: 269-276.
  • McLeod, Jane D., and Elbert P. Almazan. 2003. "Connections Between Childhood and Adulthood." Pp. 391-411 in Handbook of the Life Course, eds. Jeylan Mortimer and Michael Shanahan. New York: K​luwer Academic/Plenum Publishers.