Director, Vivian A. and James L. Curtis Center, Professor of Social Work, School of Social Work, Faculty Associate, Research Center for Group Dynamics, Institute for Social Research
Dr. Daphne Watkins is a Professor of Social Work at the University of Michigan School of Social Work. She is also the Director of the Vivian A. and James L. Curtis Center, and a Faculty Associate of the Research Center for Group Dynamics at the Institute for Social Research. She received her Ph.D. in Health Education from Texas A&M University. Her research interests include gender disparities in mental disorders and behavioral interventions. Dr. Watkins' research to date 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.