Associate Professor, Public Health, UC–Irvine

phone: (949) 824–6620
ORCID ID 0000-0003-2378-9860

PhD, Sociology, UC–Berkeley, 2006
MSc, Medical Demography, LSH&TM, London, 1996
AB, Biology, Harvard College, 1995

Former NICHD and NIA trainee in demography

Full Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Research Interests: Health and Mortality, especially selective mortality and multi-cause interaction; the 1918 Influenza Pandemic; Demography; Methods; Mathematical Sociology.


If you do not have access to any of the gated links below, please request a PDF reprint from me.
  • Audrey F. Lai, Andrew Noymer, and Tsuio Tai (2019) “The geometry of mortality change: Convex hulls for demographic analysis.” Revue Quételet/Quetelet Journal 7(1):27–70. PDF

  • Lia B. Pallivathucal and Andrew Noymer (2018) “Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis mortality, United States, 1979–2016” Vaccine 36(35):5222–5225.

  • Tzu-Han Tai and Andrew Noymer (2018) “Models for estimating empirical Gompertz mortality: With an application to evolution of the Gompertzian slope” Population Ecology 60(1/2):171–184. PDF

  • Tina Ho and Andrew Noymer (2017) “Summertime, and the livin’ is easy: Winter and summer pseudoseasonal life expectancy in the United States” Demographic Research 37(45):1445–1476. arXiv PDF nIUSSP

  • Natalie A. Rivadeneira and Andrew Noymer (2017) “‘You’ve come a long way, baby’: The convergence in age patterns of lung cancer mortality by sex, United States, 1959–2013” Biodemography and Social Biology 63(1):38–53. PDF

  • Steven Tate, Jamie J. Namkung and Andrew Noymer (2016) “Did the 1918 influenza cause the twentieth century cardiovascular mortality epidemic in the United States?” PeerJ 4:e2531. PDF

  • Katelyn C. Corey and Andrew Noymer (2016) “A ‘post-honeymoon’ measles epidemic in Burundi: mathematical model-based analysis and implications for vaccination timing” PeerJ 4:e2476. PDF

  • Viytta N. Abdullatif and Andrew Noymer (2016) “Clostridium difficile infection: An emerging cause of death in the twenty-first century” Biodemography and Social Biology 62(2):198–207. PDF

  • Andrew Noymer and Viola Van (2014) “Divergence without decoupling: Male and female life expectancy usually co-move” Demographic Research 31(51):1503–1524. PDF

  • Andrew Noymer and Ann M. Nguyen (2013) “Influenza as a proportion of pneumonia mortality: United States, 1959–2009” Biodemography and Social Biology 59(2):178–190. PDF preprint

  • Amy K. Kasahara, Ravinder J. Singh, and Andrew Noymer (2013) “Vitamin D (25OHD) serum seasonality in the United States” PLoS One 8(6):e65785

  • Ann M. Nguyen and Andrew Noymer (2013) “Influenza mortality in the United States, 2009 pandemic: Burden, timing and age distribution” PLoS One 8(5):e64198

  • Andrew Noymer and Rennie Lee (2013) “Immigrant health around the world: Evidence from the World Values Survey” Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health 15(3):614–623. PDF preprint

  • Daisy Carreon and Andrew Noymer (2011) “Health-related quality of life in older adults: Testing the double jeopardy hypothesis.” Journal of Aging Studies 25(4):371–379. PDF preprint

  • Andrew Noymer (2011) “The 1918 influenza pandemic hastened the decline of tuberculosis in the United States: An age, period, cohort analysis.” Vaccine 29(Suppl. 2):B38–B41. PDF preprint
    Entire supplement: “Historical Influenza Pandemics: Lessons Learned” (4.6MB PDF)

  • Andrew Noymer (2011) “Population decline in post-conquest America: The role of disease.” Population and Development Review 37(1):178–183. PDF (link)

  • Andrew Noymer, Andrew Penner, and Aliya Saperstein (2011) “Cause of death affects racial classification on death certificates.” PLoS One 6(1):e15812 PDF.

  • Andrew Noymer (2010) “The 1918 influenza pandemic affected sex differentials in mortality: Comment on Sawchuk.” American Journal of Physical Anthropology 143(4):499–500 PDF (link)

  • Andrew Noymer (2009) “Testing the influenza-tuberculosis selective mortality hypothesis with Union Army data.” Social Science & Medicine 68(9):1599–1608 PDF (via PubMed Central)

  • Andrew Noymer (2008) “The 1918–19 influenza pandemic affected tuberculosis in the United States: Reconsidering Bradshaw, Smith, and Blanchard.” Biodemography and Social Biology 54(2):125–133. PDF

  • Andrew Noymer and Beth Jarosz (2008) “Causes of death in nineteenth-century New England: The dominance of infectious disease.” Social History of Medicine 21(3):573–578. PDF (link)

  • Andrew Noymer (2008) “Influenza analysis should include pneumonia.” American Journal of Public Health 98(11):1927–1928. PDF (link)

  • Michel Garenne and Andrew Noymer (2008) “Les effets à long terme de la grippe espagnole de 1918: Une sélection différentielle selon le sexe.” Cahiers de Sociologie et de Démographie Médicales 48(3):341–354. PDF

  • Andrew Noymer (2007) “Contesting the cause and severity of the black death: A review essay.” Population and Development Review 33(3):616–627. PDF

  • Andrew Noymer (2001) “The transmission and persistence of ‘urban legends’: Sociological application of age-structured epidemic models.” Journal of Mathematical Sociology 25(3):299–323. (Best paper prize, Mathematical Sociology Section, American Sociology Association, 2002) PDF

  • Andrew Noymer (2001) “Mortality selection and sample selection: a comment on Beckett.” Journal of Health and Social Behavior 42(3):326–327. PDF

  • Andrew Noymer and Michel Garenne (2000) “The 1918 Influenza epidemic's effects on sex differentials in mortality in the United States.” Population and Development Review 26(3):565–581. PDF
  • Juliane Baron and Andrew Noymer (2005) Plans to fight pandemic flu must focus on senior citizens. Chicago Sun-Times, 5 November. PDF

  • Andrew Noymer (2003) You might be infected — with an urban legend. Los Angeles Times, 28 December, p. M5. PDF
  • Andrew Noymer (2010) Epidemics and time: Influenza and tuberculosis during and after the 1918–1919 pandemic (ch. 8, pp. 137–152). Plagues and epidemics: Infected spaces past and present. (Wenner-Gren International Symposium Series) Berg.

  • Andrew Noymer (2004) Algorithm (pp. 9–10). The Sage Encyclopedia of Social Science Research Methods.

  • Andrew Noymer and Michel Garenne (2003) Long-term effects of the 1918 ‘Spanish’ influenza epidemic on sex differentials of mortality in the USA: exploratory findings from historical data (Chapter 13, pp. 202–217). The Spanish Influenza Pandemic of 1918–1919: New Perspectives. (Studies in the Social History of Medicine, 12) Routledge.

  • Andrew Noymer (2003) Influenza (pp. 540–542) and Tuberculosis (pp. 946–948). Encyclopedia of Population. Macmillan Reference.
Teaching Materials:
Here are PDFs of some of my course handouts
In appreciation of my mentor:
In memoriam, Professor David A. Freedman

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