Dr Elias Nosrati

Peter J Braam Junior Research Fellow in Global Wellbeing

Dr Elias Nosrati is a social scientist with research interests in the fields of political economy, global health, biosocial science, and statistics. His work to date has principally investigated the upstream determinants of deepening health inequality in the United States, with a focus on the social, economic, and health consequences of high rates of incarceration and attendant shifts in the politics of the welfare state. Current projects include a book on the history of health inequality, the integration of social, biological, and mathematical frameworks in the study of complex human traits, as well as methods development at the interface of econometrics and machine learning. Before joining Merton College as a Junior Research Fellow in Global Wellbeing, Elias completed his doctoral research at the University of Cambridge.


Elias Nosrati, Jacob Kang-Brown, Michael Ash, Martin McKee, Michael Marmot, Lawrence P. King. Economic decline, incarceration, and mortality from drug use disorders in the USA between 1983 and 2014: an observational analysis. The Lancet Public Health. 4(7): e326–333.

Elias Nosrati, Michael Marmot. 2019. Punitive social policy: an upstream determinant of health. The Lancet. 394(10196): 376–377

Elias Nosrati, Michael Ash, Michael Marmot, Martin McKee, Lawrence P. King. 2018. 'The association between income and life expectancy revisited: deindustrialization, incarceration, and the widening health gap.' International Journal of Epidemiology. 47(3): 720–730.

Elias Nosrati, Anne Karen Jenum, Anh T. Tran, Michael Marmot, Lawrence P. King. 2018. 'Ethnicity and place: the geography of diabetes inequalities under a strong welfare state.' European Journal of Public Health. 28(1): 30–34.

Adel Daoud, Elias Nosrati, Bernhard Reinsberg, Alexander Kentikelenis, Thomas Stubbs, Lawrence P. King. 2017. 'The Impact of International Monetary Fund Programs on Child Health.' Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 114(25): 6492–6497.