Department of Sociology at the University of Nevada

Dr. Marta Elliott, Interim Chair
Department of Sociology
Interdisciplinary PhD Program in Social Psychology

Ph.D. in Sociology from The Johns Hopkins University 1994
MA, BA in Sociology from The Ohio State University 1990, 1988

Dr. Marta Elliott is Professor of Sociology and Interim Chair of the Department of Sociology. She received her Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University in 1994. She joined the sociology faculty at the University of Nevada, Reno in 1996. Her areas of research and teaching interests include the race, class and gender inequalities in health, religion and health, and military veterans' health.

Recent Publications:
Elliott, Marta, Robyn Maitoza, and Erik Schwinger. Forthcoming. "Subjective Accounts of Mental Illness in the United States." International Journal of Social Psychiatry

Elliott, Marta, Carlene Gonzalez, and Barbara Larsen. 2011. "U.S. Military Veterans Transition to College: Combat, PTSD and Alienation on Campus." Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice 48(3):279-296

Bennett, Patrick and Marta Elliott. Forthcoming. "God Give Me Strength: Exploring Prayer as Self-Disclosure." Journal of Religion and Health

Hayward, R. David and Marta Elliott. 2011. "Subjective and Objective Fit in Religious Congregations: Implications for Well-Being." Group Processes & Intergroup Relations 14(1):127-139

Lowman, Jennifer and Marta Elliott. 2010. "A Multi-level Model of the Educational Intentions of High-School Sophomores." Social Psychology of Education 13:77-110

Funded research
  • Elliott, Marta. Principal Investigator. "The Stress Process of Alcohol Misuse" sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, $141,000 awarded in 2010
  • Elliott, Marta. Principal Investigator. "Gender Differences, Stress and Health Outcomes" sponsored by the National Science Foundation, $105,821 awarded in 2009
  • Elliott, Marta. Principal Investigator. Veterans Coming Home to College: Sources of Strain and Solutions for Success" sponsored by the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, $21,600 awarded in 2009
  • Elliott, Marta. Principal Investigator. "Near-Lethal Suicide Attempts: Analysis and Recommendations" sponsored by the Nevada Public Health Trust Fund, $128,185 awarded in 2007

Contact Info:
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Link to Dr. Elliott's Social Psychology Page: click here.

Marta Elliott is Chair of the University Veteranís Coalition on campus.