Tyler McCormick

Associate Professor of Statistics and Sociology, University of Washington
Chapter Member: Washington SSN
Areas of Expertise:
  • Media & Public Opinion
  • Criminal Justice

About Tyler

McCormick’s research develops statistical models that leverage social network structure to understand the nuances of human behavior. He also does methodological work in Bayesian statistics and is particularly interested in models that provide interpretable representations of data with complex dependence structure.


Measuring the Social Impact of Mass Imprisonment on America's Black and White Families and Communities

    Tyler McCormick , Margaret T. Hicken , Christopher Wildeman

In the News

Tyler McCormick's research on connectedness to prisoners discussed in Timothy Wiliams, "Report Details Economic Hardships for Inmate Families," New York Times, September 15, 2015.
Tyler McCormick's research on an artificial intelligence model that scans for signs of depression from Twitter users discussed in Sam Frizell, "How Twitter Knows When You’re Depressed," Time, January 27, 2014.


"Racial Inequalities in Connectedness to Imprisoned Individuals in the United States" (with Tyler McCormick and Christopher Wildeman). Du Bois Review: Social Science Research on Race 12, no. 2 (2015): 269-282.

Argues that that with high rates of connectedness to prisoners and the vast racial inequality in them, it is likely that mass imprisonment has fundamentally reshaped inequality not only for the adult men for whom imprisonment has become common, but also for their friends and families.