David Roelfs, PhD



Dr. Roelfs is a professor of sociology whose research interests primarily focus on meta-analyses of the social determinants of mortality. Current and recently completed projects focus on testing existing explanations for why transnational immigrants often have lower mortality rates than the native-born population in immigrants’ destination country. Dr. Roelfs regularly teaches undergraduate-level and graduate-level statistics courses.

Research Areas
Social Epidemiology

Teaching Areas
SOC 301 Social Statistics

SOC 374 Money, Economics, and Society
SOC 610 Statistics II
SOC 655 Social Problems