Gerald Roman Nowak III

Gerald Roman  Nowak III
  • Graduate Student
  • Department of Sociology
  • Master of Arts, Wayne State University 2019
  • Bachelor of Arts, Wayne State University 2017
  • Associate of Applied Science, Schoolcraft Community College 2015
  • Associate of Arts, Schoolcraft Community College, 2014


Gerald Roman Nowak III


Gerald R. Nowak III is a fifth-year student currently enrolled in the Sociology PhD Program at Michigan State University. He earned his Master of Arts in sociology at Wayne State University. Mr. Nowak specializes in the study of mental health outcomes (e.g., depression, anxiety) and how such phenomena may be exacerbated by demographic characteristics such as age and sexual minority status. Through the use of probabilistic sampling and experimental research design, his most recent investigation has been dedicated to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the mental health of older adults.


Copeland, Molly, Gerald R. Nowak III, and Hui Liu. 2023. “Social Participation and Self-Reported Depression during the COVID-19 Pandemic among Older Adults.” Aging & Mental Health 27(8):1559–66. doi: 10.1080/13607863.2022.2126821.

Liu, Hui, Molly Copeland, Gerald R Nowak III, William J. Chopik, and Jeewon Oh. 2023. “Marital Status Differences in Loneliness Among Older Americans During the COVID-19 Pandemic.” Population Research and Policy Review 42(5):74. doi: 10.1007/s11113-023-09822-x.

Liu, Hui, Gerald R. Nowak III, Juwen Wang, and Zhehui Luo. 2023. “A National Study of Marital Status Differences in Early Uptake of COVID-19 Vaccine among Older Americans.” Geriatrics 8(4):69. doi: 10.3390/geriatrics8040069

Cabrera, Laura. Y., Gerald R. Nowak III, Aaron M. McCright, Eric. Achtyes, and Robyn Bluhm. 2021. “Last Resort Interventions?: A Qualitative Study of Psychiatrists’ Experience with and Views on Psychiatric Electroceutical Interventions.” Psychiatric Quarterly 92(2):419–30. doi: 10.1007/s11126-020-09819-1.

Cabrera, Laura Y., Gerald R. Nowak III, Aaron M. McCright, Eric Achtyes, and Robyn Bluhm. 2021. “A Qualitative Study of Key Stakeholders’ Perceived Risks and Benefits of Psychiatric Electroceutical Interventions.” Health, Risk & Society 23(5–6):217–35. doi: 10.1080/13698575.2021.1979194.