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Department of Sociology Roth, Adam


B.A., Sociology, California State University, Chico, 2012
M.A. Sociology, Washington State University, 2016


Social Network Analysis, Sociology of Health, Life Course/Aging, Statistics

Research Interests

My research uses network analysis and other quantitative methods to study two areas of sociology. In my principle area of study—health—I focus on how individuals’ life situations and social networks affect and are affected by health-related issues. This line of research follows the life course perspective with a focus on later life. In a current study, I examine how the biographical disruption of caregiving relates to network turnover among older adults. Ultimately, I am interested in understanding the interplay between social relationship dynamics and health in later life.

My second line of research examines social networks more broadly. Here, I rely on original data to analyze a diversity of sociocentric networks. Current projects include a study of a population of academics, the interlocking corporate sponsorship of professional sports teams, and the social contexts of confiding ties in an African pastoral society.


Caudell, Mark, Marsha Quinlan, Murugan Subbiah, Douglas Call, Casey Roulette, Jennifer Roulette, Adam Roth, Louis Matthews, and Robert Quinlan. 2017. “Antimicrobial

Use and Veterinary Care among Agro-pastoralists in Northern Tanzania.” PLOS ONE 12(1): e0170328.





Office: Wilson-Short 249

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