Image of Elbert Almazan

Anspach Hall 119
(989) 774-7337


  • 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, bisexual, transgender, and queer populations.

Selected Publications

  • Almazan, Elbert P. 2019. "Are Black Sexual Minority Adults More Likely to Report Higher Levels of Psychological Distress than White Sexual Minority Adults? Findings from the 2013-2017 National Health Interview Survey." Social Sciences 8(1): Article 14.
  • Almazan, Elbert P. 2019. "The Association between Sexual Orientation and Sleep Problems: Are there Racial and Ethnic Differences?" Clocks & Sleep 1(2): 220-225.
  • Drevon, Daniel D., Elbert P. Almazan, Susan Jacob, and Katrina N. Rhymer. 2016. "Impact of Mentors during Adolescence on Outcomes of Gay Young Adults." Journal of Homosexuality 63(6): 821-837.
  • Sevecke, Jessica R, Katrina N. Rhymer, Elbert P. Almazan, and Susan Jacob. 2015. "Effects of Interaction Experiences and Undergraduate Coursework on Attitudes toward Gay and Lesbian Issues." Journal of Homosexuality 62(6): 821-840.
  • 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(3): 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(2): 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.