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Alex Bierman

  • Associate Professor

Office Hours

(Jan 11 - Apr 11)
(Jan 11 - Apr 11)

Recent Grants

Canadian Institutes of Health Research, 2014-2019.  Demands and Resources in Work and Family Life: Waves 3-5.  $850,000.  (Co-Investigator with Scott Schieman, P.I.).

Canadian Institutes of Health Research, 2010-2014.  Demands and Resources in Work and Family Life and their Implications for Stress and Health among Canadians.  $800,000.  (Co-Investigator with Scott Schieman, P.I.).

University Research Grants Committee Starter Grant, University of Calgary, 2010-2012.  Aging and Health: A Cross-National Perspective.  $18,000.  (Alex Bierman, P.I.).


Dr. Bierman's research uses an integration of stress process and life course perspectives to examine the intersection of religion, family, and health across the life course. His research has touched on a diverse array of topics, including parent-child relationships, discrimination, and neighborhood disorder. This research is united by an interest in using physical and mental health as a mirror, to reflect back the importance of structural arrangements for individuals' lives. He recently co-edited a second edition of the Handbook of Sociology of Mental Health (along with Carol Aneshensel and Jo Phelan) and currently serves on the editorial boards of multiple journals, including Journals of Gerontology: Social Sciences, Social Psychology Quarterly, and Sociology of Religion. Dr. Bierman is also part of a group of researchers who have received over 1.5 million dollars in grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the purpose of which is to conduct a longitudinal survey to assess the implications of demands and resources in work and family life for stress and health among Canadians.



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Journal Article

Journal Articles - Peer Reviewed

Curriculum Vitae


  • PhD - Sociology
    Maryland University, 2007
  • MA - Sociology
    Maryland University, 2002
  • BS - Religious Studies (with honors) and Psychology
    University of Oregon, 1997
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