Felix Elwert is Vilas Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Current research projects focus on the consequences of neighborhood disadvantage for child educational outcomes, neighborhood effects and peer effects on health, selection artifacts in old-age mortality, and identification problems in observational data. In 2013, he was the recipient of the first Causality in Statistics Education Award from the American Statistical Association. His research has appeared in the American Journal of Sociology, the American Sociological Review, the American Journal of Public Health, and Demography.
Elwert received a Vordiplom in Sociology (minors in Statistics, Economics) from the Free University of Berlin in 1997, an M.A. in Sociology from the New School for Social Research in 1999, an A.M. in Statistics from Harvard University in 2006, and a Ph.D. in Sociology from Harvard University in 2007.