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Daphne Watkins

Dr. Daphne C. Watkins is an Associate Professor at the University of Michigan (U-M) with faculty appointments in the School of Social Work and the School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry. Her work underscores the social determinants of health that explain within group differences among black men; evidence-based strategies that improve the mental health of black men; and the intersection of race, culture, and gender over the adult life course. After receiving a PhD from Texas A&M University, Dr. Watkins completed a NIMH T32 postdoctoral fellowship at the U-M Institute for Social Research Survey Research Center and a NIH K12 BIRCWH fellowship at the U-M Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She has served as a Principal Investigator on several university- and foundation- funded projects and a Co-Investigator on two NIH R01-level randomized controlled trials. Her current research involves working with stakeholders to design, implement, and evaluate community-based mental health interventions for marginalized groups of men. Dr. Watkins also has experience applying rigorous qualitative and quantitative research methods, using secondary data in mixed methods studies, and delivering mental health interventions via social media (e.g., Facebook). She is eager to work with GUMSHOE mentees interested in community health studies involving marginalized populations.

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