Current Position

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Public Health, University of Missouri
  • Faculty Affiliate, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, George Mason University

Curriculum Vitae

Educational Background

  • 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

Research Interests

  • Aging
  • Family
  • Implementation Science
  • Medical Practice
  • Mental Health
  • Migration
  • Social Capital
  • Sub-Saharan Africa, Canada, United States, Europe, and India

Research Statement

Dr. Myroniuk’s research agenda is rooted in his formal training in sociology but is also largely influenced by theoretical perspectives and empirical considerations from anthropology, economics, medicine, and public health. His most recent public health work includes examinations of marriage and mental health outcomes of older adults; work-family balance and self-rated health; and social capital and mental and physical health. Dr. Myroniuk’s published work is set in Malawi, South Africa, India, and the U.S. and Europe.


  • Myroniuk, Tyler W. and Collin F. Payne. 2019. “The Longitudinal Dynamics of Household Composition and Wealth in a Rural Sub-Saharan African Context.” Journal of Comparative Family Studies, 50(3), 242-260.
  • Myroniuk, Tyler W. and Shannon N. Davis. 2018. “Multi-Faceted Household Dependency, Work-Family Conflict, and Self-Rated Health in Five High-Income Countries.” Contemporary Perspectives in Family Research 13: 209-223.
  • Myroniuk, Tyler W., Michael J. White, Mark Gross, Rebecca Wang, Carren Ginsburg, and Mark Collinson. 2018. “It Takes a Village: Temporary and Permanent Migration among Rural South African Youth.” Population Research and Policy Review 37 (6), 1079-1108.
  • Myroniuk, Tyler W. 2018. “The Duration of Residence Spells among Malawians: The Role of Established Family and Friend Connections at Migrants’ Destinations.” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 44 (5): 887-907.
  • Anglewicz, Philip and Tyler W. Myroniuk. 2018. “Shocks and Migration in Malawi.” Demographic Research 38 (14): 321-334.
  • Madhavan, Sangeetha, Tyler W. Myroniuk, Randall Kuhn, and Mark Collinson. 2018. “Household Composition and Gendered Outcomes for Children in South Africa: A Conceptual and Methodological Examination of an Understudied Issue.” Demographic Research 37 (59): 1891-1916.
  • Myroniuk, Tyler W., Christina Prell, and Hans-Peter Kohler. 2017. “Why Rely on Friends Instead of Family? The Role of Exchanges and Civic Engagement in a Rural Sub-Saharan African Context.” African Studies 76 (4): 579-596.
  • Myroniuk, Tyler W. 2016. “Marital Dissolutions and the Health of Older Individuals in a Rural African Context.” The Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences 72 (4): 656-664.
  • Myroniuk, Tyler W., Reeve Vanneman, and Sonalde B. Desai. 2017. “Getting a Child Through Secondary School and To College in India: The Role of Household Social Capital.” Sociology of Development 3 (1): 22-46.
  • Myroniuk, Tyler W. 2016. “Gendered Social Capital in a Johannesburg Township.” Sociological Focus 49 (3): 231-246.
  • 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.
  • Prell, Christina, Kuishuang Feng, Laixiang Sun, and Tyler W. Myroniuk. 2015. “Inequalities in Global Trade: A Cross-country Comparison of Trade Network Position, Economic Wealth, Pollution and Mortality.” PLoS ONE 10 (12). e0144453.
  • Myroniuk, Tyler W. and Jo Vearey. 2014. “Social Capital and Livelihoods in Johannesburg: Differential Advantages and Unexpected Outcomes among Foreign-Born Migrants, Internal Migrants, and Long-Term South African Residents.” International Migration Review 48 (1): 243-273.
  • Myroniuk, Tyler W. “Global Discourses and Experiential Speculation: Secondary and Tertiary Graduate Malawians Dissect the HIV/AIDS Epidemic.” Journal of the International AIDS Society 14: 47.