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Jaclynn M. Hawkins

Assistant Professor of Social Work

Jaclynn M. Hawkins
Dr. Jaclynn Hawkins is an Associate Director of the Gender and Health Research Lab. She received her masters and BA in social welfare from the University of California, Berkeley and her PhD from the University of Michigan in the Joint Program of Social Work and Sociology.

Jaclynn’s recent research agenda is broadly focused on the social determinants of health behavior in African Americans and Latinos with diabetes. Specifically, it includes the examination of the influence of gender on health behaviors in persons of color with diabetes. She is particularly interested in factors that contribute to access to and utilization of care, diabetes self-management and community-based interventions targeting low-income African American and Latino men. Jaclynn received an NIH/NIDDK Diversity Supplement to conduct research with African American and Latino men with diabetes. Her dissertation, entitled “Social Determinants of Diabetes Self-Management, and Diabetes Health Care Utilization in African American and Latino Men with Type 2 Diabetes” utilized data from Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Health (REACH) Detroit, and the National Health Interview survey.

Research Interests/Focus

African American and Latino men's health; Social determinants of health/health disparities; Factors that contribute to access to and utilization of care; Diabetes self-management; Community-based interventions targeting low-income African Americans and Latinos

Education

Year Degree   School
2015 PhD Social Work & Sociology University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
2009 MSW Health University of California, Berkeley
2007 BSW Sociology University of California, Berkeley
Year Description
2019 Jones, L.M., Hawkins, J., Rios-Spicer, R., Wright, K., Cuffee, Y. & Giordani, B. (2019). Health Social Networks: Who Do African American Women With Hypertension Discuss Blood Pressure Self-Management With? Competitive Symposium Session Moving the Science Forward: Current and Future Avenues of Self-Care Research, 2019 MNRS 43rd Annual Research Conference, Kansas City, MO.
2019 Hawkins, J. (2019). Type 2 Diabetes Self-Management in Older African American Men: Piloting Cultural and Gender-Specific Interventions Poster presentation in the 23rd Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) in San Francisco, CA.
2018 Sinco, B., Keiffer, E., Hawkins, J., Palmisano, G., Piatt, G., and Spencer, MS. (2018). Using Path Analysis and Linear Regression to Test for Gender and Participation Effects in a Culturally Tailored Diabetes Intervention for Latino/as.” Paper presented at the American Public Health Association Conference 2018 in San Diego, CA.
2017 Hawkins, J. (2017). The doctor never listens: Older African American men’s perceptions of patient-provider communication and the role of social workers in helping them feel heard. Paper presented at the 20th Annual Society of Social Work Research Conference, New Orleans.
2016 Hawkins, J. (2016). Can social support and social integration help to explain the relationship between race and health care use among men with type 2 diabetes? Paper presented at the 2016 Annual Interdisciplinary Conference of the American Men’s Studies Association.
2016 Hawkins, J. (2016). Can social support and social integration help to explain the relationship between race and health care use among men with type 2 diabetes? Paper presented at the 2016 Office of Minority Health Research Coordination of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) National Minority Research Investigators (NMRI) Midwest Regional Meeting.
2016 Hawkins, J. (2016). The doctor never listens: Older African American men’s perceptions of patient-provider communication and the role of social workers in helping them feel heard. Paper presented at the Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center’s 13th Annual Research Conference, Culture as an Anchor in Preventing and Reducing Health Disparities.
2014 Hawkins, J. (2014). Masculinity, health Services, social support and community health: Factors that facilitate health behavior in Latino And African American Men. Poster presented at the 2014 Annual Interdisciplinary Conference of the American Men’s Studies Association.

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