Brian L. McPhail

Brian L. McPhail

PhD in Sociology

Hi! I earned a PhD in sociology at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. My research interests include religion, family, health, and East Asia. My dissertation examines the ecological effects of religion on population health and mortality in mainland China. My research also investigates topics associated with religious diversity, religious ecology, and interreligious families.

Most recently, I was a graduate student instructor in the Purdue University Department of Sociology, a research assistant at the Center on Religion and the Global East, and an editorial assistant for the Review of Religion and Chinese Society.

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  • Religion
  • Health
  • Family
  • East Asia
  • Quantitative Methods
  • PhD in Sociology, 2022

    Purdue University

  • MS in Sociology, 2018

    Purdue University

  • MA in Theology & Crosscultural Studies, 2010/2013

    Fuller Theological Seminary

  • BA in Sociology/Psychology, 2005

    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


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Graduate Teaching Assistant