Marta Elliott, Ph.D.

Professor; Department Chair
Marta Elliott

Contact Information


  • Ph.D., Sociology, Johns Hopkins University, 1995
  • M.A., Sociology, Ohio State University, 1992
  • B.A., Sociology, Ohio State University, 1990


Professor Elliott specializes in teaching and studying the social determinants (e.g. gender, race/ethnicity and SES) of health and well-being.

Research Interests

  • Social determinants of health
  • Causes of consequence of mental illness stigma
  • Institutional transformation towards greater diversity
  • Health inequalities: gender, race, and socioeconomic status
  • Health consequences of military service
  • Religion, spirituality, and well-being
  • Survey Research Design and Analysis

Class Materials

  • Sociology 737: Survey Research Methods
  • SSRJS 725: Research Methods
  • Sociology 458/658: Sociology of Mental Health
  • Sociology 457/657: Society and Health
  • Sociology 425: Research Methods in Sociology
  • Sociology 101: Principles of Sociology


  • Elliott, Marta and Michael Doane. 2015. "Stigma Management of Mental Illness: Effects of Discrimination and Identity on Psychological Well-Being." Self and Identity 14(6): 654-674.
  • Elliott, Marta and Jennifer Lowman. 2015. "Education, Income and Alcohol Misuse: A Stress Process Model." Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 50(1): 19-26.
  • Elliott, Marta. 2013. "Gender Differences in the Determinants of Distress, Alcohol Misuse and Related Psychiatric Disorders." Society and Mental Health 3(2): 96-113.