Research Center for Group Dynamics


Daphne C. Watkins

Faculty Associate, PRBA, Research Center for Group Dynamics, ISR;
Director of Joint Doctoral Program, Associate Professor, School of Social Work

Daphne Watkins
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Dr. Watkins is a mixed methods researcher who studies the influence of gender role socialization on health status over the adult life course for underserved groups. 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, and gender.

Dr. Watkins holds multiple appointments at the University of Michigan such as Assistant Professor of Social Work, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, and Faculty Associate for the Program for Research on Black Americans at the Institute for Social Research. After earning her doctorate, Dr. Watkins completed a NIMH-funded postdoctoral fellowship at the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan as well as a Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health (BIRCWH) career development award at the University of Michigan Medical School.