Ravaris L. Moore, Ph.D.

Presidential Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Sociology, Princeton University
Assistant Professor of Sociology, Loyola Marymount University
261 Wallace Hall

Ph.D Sociology and M.A. Economics, UCLA
B.A. Mathematics and Economics, Morehouse College


Ravaris Moore is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California. Professor Moore is a quantitative sociologist with training in the fields of Social Stratification and Social Demography. His work employs quantitative methods with large-scale micro-data to explore questions of inequality at the intersection of race and ethnicity, education, and health. His recent publications address heterogeneous effects of parental divorce on the educational attainment of children. He has also co-authored software that contributes to the implementation of propensity score and heterogenous treatment effect research methods. His current work examines several dimensions of gun-violence including the relationship between gun-violence levels and high school dropout rates, changes in student and faculty composition following school shootings, and crime reporting delays following shootings by police officers.

Professor Moore earned his B.A. at Morehouse College with a double major in Mathematics and Economics. He completed his doctoral studies in Sociology, as well as M.A. degrees in Sociology and Economics at UCLA. Prior to matriculating at UCLA, he contributed to several national evaluations as a Research Programmer at Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. in the areas of education, health, and child and family well-being. Professor Moore’s work has been published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Sociological Science, and the Journal of Disability Policy Studies. 

Selected Publications

Moore, Ravaris L., Jennie E. Brand, Tanvi Shinkre. 2021. itpscore: Stata module to perform iterative propensity score logistic regression model search procedure. https://ideas.repec.org/c/boc/bocode/s459018.html

*Moore, Ravaris., & Nakia King. (2020). Pearl, Judea. In P. Atkinson, S. Delamont, A. Cernat, J.W. Sakshaug, & R.A. Williams (Eds.), SAGE Research Methods Foundations. doi: 10.4135/9781526421036936679

*Moore, Ravaris., & Nina Mirzai. (2020). Heckman, James. In P. Atkinson, S. Delamont, A. Cernat, J.W. Sakshaug, & R.A. Williams (Eds.), SAGE Research Methods Foundations. doi: 10.4135/9781526421036929294

Brand, Jennie E., Ravaris Moore, Xi Song, and Yu Xie. "Among Disadvantaged Children, Education is Largely Unaffected by Divorce." Policy Brief, Center for Policy Research, University of California, Davis. Volume 8, Number 4, January 2020

Brand, Jennie E., Ravaris Moore, Xi Song, and Yu Xie. "Parental Divorce is Not Uniformly Disruptive to Children’s Educational Attainment." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 116, no. 15 (2019): 7266-7271.

Brand, Jennie E., Ravaris Moore, Xi Song, and Yu Xie. "Why Does Parental Divorce Lower Children's Educational Attainment? A Causal Mediation Analysis." Sociological Science 6 (2019): 264-292.

Moore, Ravaris, and Jennie E. Brand. "Causality in Life Course Studies." In Handbook of the life course, pp. 515-539. Springer, Cham, 2016.

Gottfried, Michael A., Robert Bozick, Ernest Rose, and Ravaris Moore. "Does Career and Technical Education Strengthen the STEM Pipeline? Comparing Students with and without Disabilities." Journal of Disability Policy Studies 26, no. 4 (2016): 232-244.

Ward, Peter R., Mitchell D. Wong, Ravaris Moore, and Arash Naeim. "Fall-related Injuries in Elderly Cancer Patients Treated with Neurotoxic Chemotherapy: a Retrospective Cohort Study." Journal of Geriatric Oncology 5, no. 1 (2014): 57-64.

Deke, John, Lisa Dragoset, and Ravaris Moore. "Precision Gains from Publically Available School Proficiency Measures Compared to Study-Collected Test Scores in Education Cluster-Randomized Trials. NCEE 2010-4003." National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance (2010).

Mathematica Policy Research, Inc, (M. Robin Dion, Alan Hershey, Heather Zaveri, Sarah Avellar, Debra Strong, Timothy Silman, and Ravaris Moore). 2008. “Implementation of the Building Strong Families Program.” Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, US Department of Health and Human Services.