Contact My SSW Report Sexual Misconduct

Main menu

Daphne C. Watkins

Director, Vivian A. and James L. Curtis Center Director, Associate Professor of Social Work, School of Social Work, Faculty Associate, Research Center for Group Dynamics, Institute for Social Research

Daphne C. Watkins
Daphne C. Watkins studies gender disparities and mental health over the adult life course using mixed methods research approaches.

To date, her research has focused on understanding the social determinants of health that explain within group differences among black men; developing evidence-based strategies to improve the physical and mental health of black men; and increasing knowledge about the intersection of culture, ethnicity, age, and gender.

Prior to joining the School of Social Work, Professor Watkins completed a NIMH-funded postdoctoral fellowship at the Institute for Social Research and a NIH career development award in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, both at the University of Michigan.

Research Interests/Focus

Gender disparities, mood disorders, health education, behavioral interventions,masculinity, men's mental health, mixed-methods research


Year Degree   School
2006 PhD Health Education Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
2002 BA Anthropology & French University of North Carolina, Wilmington

Year Description
2019 Thought Leader Award for Peer-Reviewed Publications
2019 Senior Scientific Advisor for the Campaign for Black Male Achievement
2019 Presidential Task Force on Advancing Social and Emotional Development of Black Boys through Research, Advocacy and Community Engagement
2018 2018 Outstanding Alumni /award Texas A&M University, College of Education and Human Development
2014 Phil Jenkins Award for Innovation in Depression Treatment, University of Michigan Comprehensive Depression Center, Ann Arbor, MI
2013-2015 American Psychological Association (APA) Working Group on Health Disparities in Boys and Men, Member

Contact Us Press escape to close