Elyas Bakhtiari

Elyas Bakhtiari Elyas Bakhtiari

Associate Professor of Sociology

William and Mary


I am an Associate Professor of Sociology at the College of William and Mary. My research investigates how social inequalities shape patterns of health outcomes and health disparities, particularly for racial and ethnic minority populations and recent immigrants.

Broadly, I teach and research topics related to racial and ethnic stratification, international migration, demography, computational methods, and the social determinants of health and illness.

In addition to teaching and research, I recently started a newsletter about health and health care in the United States.

  • Health Inequalities
  • Demography
  • Race and Ethnicity
  • Immigration
  • PhD in Sociology, 2016

    Boston University

  • BA in Sociology, 2004

    Trinity University


I currently teach the following courses at the College of William and Mary:

  • SOCL 352: Research Design
  • SOCL 362: Sociology of Health and Medicine
  • SOCL 412: Social Inequality and Health
  • SOCL 494W: Health and Society Senior Capstone