* Featured Publications by our Members

  1. Goodwill, J. R., Watkins, D. C., Johnson, N. C., & Allen, J. O. (In Press). An exploratory study of coping among Black college men. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry. PMID: 29345477 DOI:10.1037/ort0000313
  2. Goodwill, J.R., Anyiwo, N., Williams, E.G., Johnson, N.C., Mattis, J., & Watkins, D. C. (In Press). Media representations of popular culture and the construction of Black masculinities. Psychology of Men and Masculinity.  
  3. Anyiwo, N., Banales, J., Rowley, S., Watkins, D.C., & Richards-Schuster, K. (In Press). Racial messages and social change: Considering the sociocultural influences in the sociopolitical development of black youth. Child Development Perspectives.
  4. Mouzon, D. M., Watkins, D.C., Perry, R., Simpson, T. M., & Mitchell, J. A. (In Press). Intergenerational mobility and goal-striving stress among black Americans: The roles of ethnicity and nativity status. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. Online ahead of print April 2, 2018:
  5. Mitchell, J., Cadet, T., Burke, S., Williams, E. & Alvarez, D. (In Press). The Paradoxical  Impact of Companionship on the Mental Health of Older African American Men. Journal of Gerontology: (Series B) Psychological Sciences
  6. Mitchell, J., Johnson-Lawrence, V., Williams, E., Thorpe, R. (In Press). Characterizing Mobility Limitations among Older African American Men. Journal of the National Medical Association
  7. Rogers, C., Mitchell, J., Franta, G., Shires, D. & Foster, M. (In press). Masculinity, racism, social support, and colorectal cancer screening uptake among African American men: A systematic review. American Journal of Men’s Health.
  8. Akinyemi, E., Watkins, D. C., Kavanagh, J., Johnson-Lawrence, V.D., Lynn, S., & Kales, H. C. (2017). A qualitative comparison of DSM depression criteria to language used by older church-going African Americans. Aging and Mental Health, 14:1-7.
  9. Watkins, D. C., Allen, J. O., Goodwill, J. R., & Noel, B. (2017). Strengths and weaknesses of the Young Black Men, Masculinities, and Mental Health (YBMen) Facebook Project. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 87(4), 392-401. PMID: 27977287
  10. Barry, A. E., Jackson, Z., Watkins, D. C., Goodwill, J. R., & Hunte, H. E. (2017). Alcohol use and mental health conditions among black college males: Do those attending postsecondary minority institutions fare better than those at primarily white institutions? American Journal of Men’s Health, 11(4) 962–968. DOI: 10.1177/1557988316674840. PMID: 27807223
  11. Wharton, T., Watkins, D. C., Mitchell, J. A., & Kales, H. C. (2018). Older, Church-going African-Americans’ Attitudes and Expectations about Formal Depression Care. Research on Aging, 40(1): 3-26. DOI: 10.1177/0164027516675666. PMID: 27784820
  12. Watkins, D.C. (2017). Rapid and rigorous qualitative data analysis: The RADaR technique for applied research. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 16(1):1-9. DOI: 10.1177/1609406917712131
  13. Gerlach, L., Kavanagh, J., Watkins, D.C., Chiang, C., Kim, H., & Kales, H. C. (2017). With a little help from my friends?: Racial and gender differences in the role of social support in later-life depression medication adherence. International Psychogeriatrics29(9), 1485-1493. DOI:10.1017/S104161021700076X
  14. Redmond, M. L., Watkins, D. C., Broman, C., Abelson, J. M., & Neighbors, H. W. (2017). Ethnic and gender differences in help seeking for substance disorders among Black Americans. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, 4(2): 308-316. DOI: 10.1007/s40615-016-0230-3.
  15. Watkins, D. C., Wharton, T., Mitchell, J. A., Matusko, N., Kales, H. (2017). Perceptions and receptivity of non-spousal family support: A mixed methods study of psychological distress among older, church-going African American men. Journal of Mixed Methods Research, 11(4): 487-509. DOI: 10.1177/1558689815622707
  16. Werner, N. E., Stanislawski, B., Marx, K., Watkins, D. C., Kobayashi, M., Kales, H. C., & Gitlin, L. N. (2017). Getting what they need when they need it: Identifying barriers to information needs of family caregivers to manage dementia-related behavioral symptoms. Applied Clinical Informatics, 8:191-205.
  17. Mitchell, J. A., Watkins, D. C., Shires, D., Chapman, R., & Burnett, J. (2017). Clues to the blues: Predictors of self-reported mental and emotional health among older African American men. American Journal of Men’s Health, 11(5): 1366-1375. DOI: 10.1177/1557988315600064
  18. Watkins, D. C. (2017). Mixed methods research in social work. Encyclopedia of Social Work Online. Oxford University Press.
  19. Thompson, T. L., Mitchell, J. A., Johnson-Lawrence, V. D., Watkins, D. C., & Modlin, C. (2017). Self-rated health and health care access associated with African American men’s health self-efficacy. American Journal of Men’s Health, 11(5): 1385-1387. DOI: 10.1177/1557988315598555
  20. Watkins, D. C. & Goodwill, J. R. (2017). Men’s Health. The SAGE Encyclopedia of Psychology and Gender. Editor, Kevin L. Nadal.
  21. Watkins, D. C. (2017). Men’s Studies. The SAGE Encyclopedia of Psychology and Gender. Editor, Kevin L. Nadal.
  22. Cook, S. H., Watkins, D. C., Calebs, B. J., & Wilson, P.A. (2016). Attachment orientation and sexual risk behavior among young Black gay and bisexual men. Psychology and Sexuality, 7(3): 177-196. DOI: 10.1080/19419899.2016.1168312
  23. Hawkins, J., Watkins, D.C., Bonner, T., & Thompson, T.L. (In Press). Racial/ethnic differences in predictors of mental health treatment in persons with comorbid diabetes and depression. Social Work and Public Health.
  24. Jäggi, L. J., Mezuk, B., Watkins, D. C., & Jackson, J. S. (2016). The relationship between trauma, arrest and incarceration history among black Americans: Findings from the National Survey of American Life. Society and Mental Health, 6(3): 187-206.
  25. Thompson, T. L., Watkins, D. C., & Johnson-Lawrence, V. D. (2016). Masculinity, socioeconomic status, and self-rated health among African American men. Spectrum: A Journal on Black Men, 4(2), 61-81.
  26. Nguyen, Ann M., Chatters, L. M., Taylor, R. J., & Mouzon, D. M. (2016).  Social support from family and friends and subjective well-being of aging African Americans. Journal of Happiness Studies.
  27. Ober Allen, J. (2016). Ageism as a risk factor for chronic disease. The Gerontologist, 56(4):610-4. doi: 10.1093/geront/gnu158.
  28. Mouzon, D. M.   (Forthcoming). ‘Blacks don’t value marriage as much as other groups’: Family patterns and persisting inequality.  In: Harris, Cherise and Nikki Khana (Eds.): What White People Think They Know (and People of Color Aren’t Totally Clear on Either): Questioning Conventional Wisdom about Race.  Sage Publications.
    2011 – 2015
  29. Watkins, D. C. & Hawkins, J. (2015). Qualitative evidence in health promotion. In Handbook of Qualitative Health Research for Evidence-Based Practice, Edited by K. Olson, R. Young, I. Z. Schultz. New York, NY: Springer Publishers.
  30. Brewton-Tiayon, S., Watkins, D. C., Jackson, J.S. (2015). Late-life depression among black Americans. In Prevention of Late-Life Depression: Current Clinical Challenges and Priorities, Edited by O.I. Okereke. New York, NY: Springer Publishers.
    2015 – 2013
  31. Watkins, D. C. & Gioia, D. (2015). Mixed methods research. Pocket Guides to Social Work Research Methods Series. Oxford University Press: New York, NY. ISBN 9780199747450.
  32. Assari, S., Watkins, D. C., & Caldwell, C. H. (2015). Multiplicative effects of discrimination and race attribution on depression among blacks: The role of gender and ethnicity. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, 1-11. DOI: 10.1007/s40615-014-0064-9
  33. Hawkins, J., Watkins, D. C., Kieffer, E., Spencer, M., Espitia, N., Sinco, B., & Anderson, M. (2015). Structural and psychosocial factors that influence health care use and self-management for African American and Latino men with type 2 diabetes: An exploratory study. Journal of Men’s Studies, 23(2), 161-176.
  34. Watkins, D.C., Assari, S., & Johnson-Lawrence, V. (2015). Race and ethnic differences in comorbid psychiatric disorders with chronic medical conditions. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, 2(3), 385-394.
  35. Watkins, D. C., Hawkins, J., & Mitchell, J. A. (2015). The discipline’s escalating whisper: Social work and black men’s mental health. Research on Social Work Practice, 25(2):240-250.
  36. Mouzon, D. M.  (2014). Blacks Don’t Value Marriage as Much as Other Groups’: Structural Inequality in Black Family Patterns.  Pp. 145-155 in: McClure, Stephanie M. and Cherise A. Harris (Eds.): Getting Real About Race: Hoodies, Mascots, Model Minorities, and Other Conversations.  Sage Publications.
  37. Mouzon, D. M. (2014). Relationships of choice: Can friendships or fictive kin explain the race paradox in mental health?  Social Science Research, 44, 32-43.
  38. Mitchell, J. A., Shires, D., Thompson, H., Watkins, D.C., & Modlin, C. (2014). Disparities in health-related internet use among African American men. Preventing Chronic Disease, 11, 130-217.
  39. Watkins, D. C. (2014).  Publish and Prosper: A strategy guide for students and researchers, by N. M. Lambert. Research on Social Work Practice, 24, 502-504. 
  40. Burgard, S. & Hawkins, J. (2014). Race/ethnicity, educational attainment, and foregone health care in the United States in the 2007-2009 recession. American Journal of Public Health.104(2):e134-40.
  41. Munday, C. C., Abelson, J. M., Jackson, J. S. (2014). Melancholic depression.  In Barnhill, J. S., Editor. DSM-5 Clinical Cases. Washington, D.C., American Psychiatric Publishing.
  42. Munday, C. C., Abelson, J. M., Jackson, J. S. (2014). Adjustment disorder.  In Barnhill, J. S., Editor.  DSM-5 Clinical Cases. Washington, D.C., American Psychiatric Publishing.
  43. Levine, D. S., Himle, J. A.Abelson, J. M., Matusko, N., Dhawan, N., & Taylor, R. J. (2014). Discrimination and social anxiety disorder among African Americans, Caribbean Blacks and Non-Hispanic Whites.  Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease.
  44. Watkins, D.C. & Griffith, D.M. (2013). Practical solutions to addressing men’s health disparities. [Guest Editorial for Special Issue on the “Practical Solutions to Address Men’s Health Disparities”]. International Journal of Men’s Health, 12 (3), 187-194.
  45. Watkins, D. C. & Jefferson, S. O. (2013). Recommendations for the use of online social support for African American men. Psychological Services, 10(3),  323-332.
  46. Mitchell, J. A. (2013). Social epidemiology: A tool for examining prostate cancer early detection decision-making among African American men. Social Work in Public Health. 28, 652–659.
  47. Mitchell, J. A., Watkins, D.C., & Modlin, C. (2013). Social determinants associated with colorectal cancer screening among an urban sample of African American men. Journal of Men’s Health, 10(1).
  48. Mouzon, D. M.   (2013).  “Can Family Relationships Explain the Race Paradox in Mental Health?”  Journal of Marriage and Family, 75, 470-485.
  49. Hawkins, J., Kieffer, E., Spencer, M., Sinco, B. R., Rosland, A. M. & Anderson, M. (2013). Does gender influence participation? Predictors of participation in a community health worker diabetes management intervention with African-American and Latino adults. The Diabetes Educator. 39(5):647-54.
  50. Woodward, A.  T., Taylor, R.  J., Abelson, J. M., & Matusko, N. (2013).  Major depressive disorder among older African Americans, Caribbean Blacks, and non-Hispanic Whites: Secondary analysis of the National Survey of American Life. Depression and Anxiety. 30(6):589-97. doi: 10.1002/da.22041.
  51. Watkins, D.C., Abelson, J. M., & Jefferson, S. O. (2013). ‘Their depression is something different… it would have to be:’ Findings from a qualitative study of black women’s perceptions of black men’s depression. American Journal of Men’s Health, 7 (4Suppl): 42-54. doi: 10.1177/1557988313493697
  52. Johnson-Lawrence, V. D.Griffith, D. M., & Watkins, D.C. (2013). The effects of race, ethnicity and mood/anxiety disorders on the chronic physical health conditions of men from a national sample.  American Journal of Men’s Health. 7 (4 Suppl): 58-67. DOI:10.1177/1557988313484960
  53. Levine, D. S., Himle, J. A., Taylor, R. J., Abelson, J. M., Matusko, N., Muroff, J., & Jackson, J. S. (2013). The Effects of Panic Disorder among African Americans, Caribbean Blacks, and non-Hispanic Whites. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 48:711–723.
  54. Mitchell, J. A., Hawkins, J., & Watkins, D. C. (2013). Factors associated with cancer family history communication between African American men and their relatives. Journal of Men’s Studies, 21(2): 97-111.
  55. Spencer, M.S., Hawkins, J., Espitia, N.R., Sinco, B., Jennings, T., Lewis, C., Palmisano, G., & Kieffer, E. (2013). Influence of a community health worker intervention on mental health outcomes among low-income Latino and African American adults with Type 2 Diabetes. Race and Social Problems5(2): 137-146.
  56. Watkins, D. C.Pittman, C., & Walsh, M. (2013). The effects of psychological distress, work, and family stressors on child behavior problems. Journal of Comparative Family Studies, 44(1), 1-16.
    2012 – 2011.
  57. Taylor, R.J., Chatters, L.M., Abelson, J.M.  (2012). Religious involvement and DSM IV 12 month and lifetime major depressive disorder among African Americans. The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease.
  58. Williams, M.T., Elstein, J., Buckner, E., Abelson, J. M., & Himle, J. (2012). Symptom Dimensions in Two Samples of African Americans with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive & Related Disorders, 1(3), 145-152.
  59. Hunt, J., Watkins, D. C., & Eisenberg, D. (2012). How do college campuses make decisions about allocating resources for student mental health? Findings from key participant interviews at 10 campuses. Journal of College Student Development, 53(6), pg. 850-856.
  60. Watkins, D. C., & Neighbors, H. W. (2012). Social determinants of depression and the black male experience, In Social determinants of health among African-American men’, Edited by Henrie M. Treadwell, Clare Xanthos,  & Kisha B. Holden. pp 39-62. Jossey-Bass. [ISBN: 978-0-470-93110-3]
  61. Watkins, D. C., & Hartfield, J. A. (2012). Health education for social workers: A primer. Social Work in Health Care, 51(8), 680-694.
  62. Griffith, D. M., Gunter, K. E., & Watkins D.C. (2012). Measuring masculinity in research on men of color: Findings and future directions. American Journal of Public Health, 102:S187–S194.
  63. Watkins, D. C. (2012). Depression over the adult life course for African American men: Toward a framework for research and practice. American Journal of Men’s Health, 6(3), 194-210.
  64. Watkins, D. C. (2012). Qualitative research: The importance of conducting research that doesn’t ‘count.’ Health Promotion Practice, 13(2), 153-158.
  65. Watkins, D. C., Hunt, J., & Eisenberg, D. (2012). Increased demand for mental health services on college campuses: Perspective from administrators. Qualitative Social Work, 11, 319-337. 
  66. Jackson, J. S., Abelson, J. M., Bergland, P., Mezuk, B., Torres, M., Zhang, R. (2011). The Intersection of Race, Ethnicity, Immigration, and Cultural Influences on the Nature and Distribution of Mental Disorders:  An Example of Major Depression. In Regier, D.A., Narrow, W.E., Kuhl, E.A., Kupfer, D.J., (eds)  The Conceptual Evolution of DSM-V, American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc, pp.267-287.
  67. Mitchell, J. (2011). Examining the influence of social ecological factors on prostate cancer screening in urban African American men. Social Work in Health Care, 50(8), 639-655.
  68. Watkins, D. C., Smith, L.C., Kerber, K., Kuebler, J., & Himle, J. (2011). E-mail as a depression self-management tool: A needs assessment to determine patients’ interests and preferences. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 17(7):378-381.
  69. Watkins, D.C., Johnson-Lawrence, V., & Griffith D. M. (2011). Men and their father figures: Exploring racial and ethnic differences across mental health outcomes. Race and Social Problems, 3(3): 197-211.
  70. Watkins, D. C., Hudson, D. L., Caldwell, C. H., Siefert, K., Jackson, J. S. (2011). Discrimination, mastery, and depressive symptoms among African American men. Research on Social Work Practice, 21(3), 269-277.
    2005 – 2010
  71. Lincoln, K. D., Taylor, R. J., Watkins, D. C., Chatters, L. (2011). Correlates of psychological distress and major depressive disorder among African American men. Research on Social Work Practice, 21(3), 278-288.
  72. Watkins, D.C., Walker, R.L., & Griffith, D.M. (2010). A meta-study of black male mental health and well-being. Journal of Black Psychology, 36(3): 303-330
  73. Wallace, P.M., Watkins, D.C., & Dixon-Terry. E. (2010). Be it resolved: Writing resolutions to influence health policy. Health Promotion Practice, 11(1): 9-12.
  74. Perron, B., Alexander-Eitzman, B., Watkins, D. C., Taylor, R. J., Baser, R., Neighbors, H. W., & Jackson, J. S. (2009). Ethnic differences in delays to treatment for substance use disorders:  African Americans, Caribbean Blacks and Non-Hispanic Whites, Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, 41(4), 369-377..
  75. Watkins, D.C., & Johnson, T.R.B. (2008). The gender specification and cultural sensitivity of depression research with black Americans: A multidimensional model, Journal of Women’s Health, 17(8): 1230-1231.
  76. Samuel-Hodge, C., Watkins, D. C., Rowell, K. L., & Hooten, E. (2008). Coping styles, well-being, and self-care behaviors among African Americans with type 2 diabetes. The Diabetes Educator, 34(3): 501-510.
  77. Watkins, D.C., Green, B.L., Goodson, P., Guidry, J., & Stanley, C.A. (2007). Using focus groups to explore the stressful life events of black college men. Journal of College Student Development, 48(1): 105-118.
  78. Watkins, D.C., & Neighbors, H.W. (2007).  An initial exploration of what ‘mental health’ means to young black men. Journal of Men’s Health and Gender, 4(3): 271-282.
  79. Watkins, D.C., Green, B.L., Rivers, B.M., & Rowell, K.L. (2006). Depression in black men: Implications for future research. Journal of Men’s Health and Gender, 3(3):227-235.
  80. Watkins, D.C. (2006). The depressive symptomatology of black college men: Preliminary findings. Californian Journal of Health Promotion, 4(3):187-197.
  81. Watkins, D. C., Rivers, D., Rowell, K., Green, B. L., & Rivers, B. M. (2006). A closer look at effect sizes and their relevance to health education. American Journal of Health Education, 37(2):103-108.
  82. Green, B. L, Lewis, R. K., & Watkins, D. C. (2005). Chapter 9: Responding to the needs of a diverse population: The need for diversity in health. In Diversity and Public Administration: Theory, Issues, and Perspectives, Edited by: Mitchell F. Rice, M. E. Sharpe, New York, pages 153-176.