Tyler Myroniuk

Tyler Myroniuk


Assistant Professor

Research at a glance

Research Topics

Research Summary

Dr. Myroniuk examines behaviors around infectious diseases; links between migration, marriage, and health; and how to improve clinical and therapeutic services.

Educational background

  • Postdoctoral Fellow – University of Missouri, Department of Public Health
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate – Brown University, Population Studies and Training Center, 2015-2016
  • Ph.D. – University of Maryland, Sociology, 2015
  • M.A. – University of Alberta, Sociology, 2011
  • B.A. – University of Alberta, Sociology, 2009

Classes taught

  • Public Health 7160: Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Global Health
  • Public Health 8920: Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health

Research interests

Dr. Myroniuk’s public health research agenda is rooted in his formal training in sociology and demography but is also influenced by theoretical perspectives and empirical considerations from anthropology, economics, and medicine. His most recent public health work includes examinations of immunological outcomes, behavioral responses, and attitudes pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic; marriage and mental health outcomes of older adults; understanding HIV stigma through community-based participatory research; quality improvement and precision health data considerations in medicine; work-family balance and self-rated health; and the links between social capital and mental and physical health. Dr. Myroniuk’s published work is set in Canada, Europe, India, Malawi, South Africa, India, and the U.S.

Select publications

Myroniuk, Tyler W., Hans-Peter Kohler, and Iliana V. Kohler. 2021. “Marital Dissolutions and Changes in Mental Health: Evidence from Rural Malawi.” Demographic Research, 44 (41): 993-1022.

Teti, Michelle, Tyler W. Myroniuk, Shane Epping, Kaleea Lewis, and Linda Liebenberg. 2021. “A Photovoice Exploration of the Lived Experience of Intersectional Stigma among People Living with HIV.” Archives of Sexual Behavior, 50 (7): 3223-3235.

Myroniuk, Tyler W., Michelle Teti, and Enid Schatz. “Without Qualitative Health Data, Precision Health Will Be Imprecise.” International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 20:1-4.

Myroniuk, Tyler W. “Marital Dissolutions and the Health of Older Individuals in a Rural African Context.” The Journal of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 72 (4): 656-664.

Myroniuk, Tyler W. and Philip Anglewicz. 2015. “Does Social Participation Predict Better Health? A Longitudinal Study in Rural Malawi.” Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 56 (4): 552-573.

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