Dr. Tyler W. Myroniuk is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Public Health, in the School of Health Professions, at the University of Missouri. His research agenda is rooted in formal training in sociology and demography but 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 Malawi, South Africa, India, and the U.S. and Europe. After graduating with his PhD from the University of Maryland, Dr. Myroniuk has worked in academia with positions at Brown University, George Mason University, and the University of Alberta, in addition to government program evaluation work in Canada. His varying positions have given him a wealth of experience in collaborating across scientific fields and managing research teams. Dr. Myroniuk's training at the University of Maryland undoubtedly prepared him for seizing professional opportunities and succeeding in them.

I was lucky to have great mentors in the Department of Sociology, such as Drs. Reeve Vanneman, Sonalde Desai, Feinian Chen, and Sangeetha Madhavan. They allowed me to pursue a broad research agenda while always guiding me in the right direction when I needed. I am forever grateful to them. Dr. Alan Neustadtl's two quantitative methods and statistical programming courses remain foundational to my research techniques, and I routinely think about his approach to organizing Stata .do files in order to keep thousands of lines of code in order! I was also very fortunate to learn from Dr. Fran Goldscheider in what may have been the last graduate course she taught in the department--Family Demography. Dr. Goldscheider is an absolute legend and she pushed me to shift my research towards studying family composition and health and educational outcomes.

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