Marta Elliott, Ph.D.

Department Chair; Professor
Marta Elliott



Professor Elliott specializes in teaching and studying the social determinants of health and well-being.

Research Interests

  • Sociology of mental health and illness
  • Health disparities
  • Prejudice, discrimination, stigma and well-being
  • Religion, spirituality, and well-being
  • Survey Research Design and Analysis
  • In-Depth Interview 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


  • Camelo, Karen and Marta Elliott. 2019. “Food Insecurity and Academic Achievement among College Students.” Journal of College Student Development 60(3): 307-318.
  • Naphan, Dara and Marta Elliott. 2018. “Predicting College Women’s Perceptions of a Future in Engineering through their Experiences of Micro-aggressions, Identity Management, and Self-efficacy in College Engineering.” Journal of Women in Science and Engineering 24(4):339-360.
  • Garrison, S. Mason, Michael Doane and Marta Elliott. 2017. “Gay and Lesbian Experiences of Discrimination, Health, and Well-Being Surrounding the USA Presidential Election: Findings from a Daily Diary Study.” Social Psychological and Personality Science.
  • Jones, Ann E. and Marta Elliott. 2016. “Examining Social Desirability in Measures of Religion and Spirituality Using the Bogus Pipeline.” Review of Religious Research. doi:10.1007/s13644-016-0261-6.
  • Smith, Dena T., Dawne Mouzon and Marta Elliott. 2016. “Reviewing the Assumptions about Men’s Mental Health: An Exploration of the Gender Binary,” American Journal of Men’s Health.

Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D., Sociology, Johns Hopkins University, 1995
  • M.A., Sociology, Ohio State University, 1990
  • B.A., Sociology, Ohio State University, 1988