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Jaclynn M. Hawkins

Assistant Professor of Social Work, Curtis Center Associate Director

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


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

U-M SSW PhD Sociology Graduate - 2015

Dissertation Topic

Social Determinants of Diabetes Self-Management and Health Care Use in African American and Latino Men with Type 2 Diabetes

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