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About Eric Reither

Eric Reither is an Assistant Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology, Social Work & Anthropology. He joined the department at Utah State University in the fall of 2005. He earned his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2005 with emphases in demography and medical sociology. Other areas of expertise include social epidemiology and quantitative research methods. Eric's research interests revolve around human morbidity and mortality, with a current focus on the etiology and consequences of the obesity pandemic.


Present Assistant Professor of Sociology, Utah State University Sociology, Social Work and Anthropology

Curriculum Vitae


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Honors and Awards

  • National Institute on Aging (NIA) Predoctoral Traineeship. Center for Demography of Health and Aging (CDHA), University of Wisconsin-Madison, September 2004 to August 2005
  • Full Scholarship, RAND Mini-Medical School and Workshop on Aging, Santa Monica CA, July 7- 10, 2004
  • National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Predoctoral Traineeship. Center for Demography and Ecology (CDE), University of Wisconsin-Madison, September 2000 to August 2002
  • The Waldo Burchard Award, presented in 1996 for outstanding graduate work in Sociology at Northern Illinois University
  • Nominee: Midwestern Distinguished Master’s Thesis Award, Department of Sociology, Northern Illinois University, 1996
  • The Outstanding General Liberal Arts Graduate Award, presented at Concordia College’s commencement ceremony, Seward NE, 1994
  • Graduated with High Distinction from Concordia College, 1994
  • Presidential Award, 1990-1994
  • Concordia Academic Award, 1991-1994


  • Sociology 6230, Techniques of Demographic Analysis
  • Sociology 3120, Social Statistics
  • Sociology 6800, Population and Health
  • Sociology 3200, Population and Society

Contact Information

Office Location: Old Main 224L
Phone: (435) 797-1217
Fax: (435) 797-1240


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