2005 – present

  1. Varma, D.S., Samuels, E., Piatt, G., Watkins, D. C., Spiroff, M., Cottler, L., Gaxiola, S. A., & Murphy, S. L., (2022). Community health workers and promotoras’ perspectives of a research best practice course: A focus group study. Journal of Clinical and Translational Science.
  2. Ribeiro Brown, B., Williams, E.-D.G., Abelson, J.M., Chandrakapure, A., & Watkins, D.C. (2022) An Exploratory Case Study of the Types of Resources Black Boys Use to Support Their Mental Health. Healthcare 2022, 10, 1082. https:// doi.org/10.3390/healthcare10061082
  3. Watkins, D. C., Goodwill, J. R., Johnson, N. C., Casanova, A., Wei, T., Allen, J. O., Williams, E. G., Anyiwo, N., Jackson, Z., Talley, L. M., & Abelson, J. M. (2020). An online behavioral health intervention promoting mental health, manhood, and social support for Black men: The YBMen project. American Journal of Men’s Health, 14(4): 1-17.
  4. Goodwill, J.R., Anyiwo, N., Williams, E.G., Johnson, N.C., Mattis, J., & Watkins, D. C. (2019). Media representations of popular culture and the construction of Black masculinities. Psychology of Men and Masculinity.  
  5. Goodwill, J. R., Watkins, D. C., Johnson, N. C., & Allen, J. O. (2018). An exploratory study of coping among Black college men. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry. PMID: 29345477 DOI:10.1037/ort0000313
  6. Anyiwo, N., Banales, J., Rowley, S., Watkins, D.C., & Richards-Schuster, K. (2020). Racial messages and social change: Considering the sociocultural influences in the sociopolitical development of black youth. Child Development Perspectives.
  7. Mouzon, D. M., Watkins, D.C., Perry, R., Simpson, T. M., & Mitchell, J. A. (2019). 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: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10903-018-0735-4
  8. Watkins, D. C. & Johnson, N. C. (2018). Age and gender differences in psychological distress among African Americans and Whites: Findings from the 2016 National Health Interview Survey. Healthcare, 6(1): 1-11. DOI:10.3390/healthcare6010006
  9. 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
  10. Watkins, D. C. & Goodwill, J. R. (2017). Men’s Health. The SAGE Encyclopedia of Psychology and Gender. Editor, Kevin L. Nadal.
  11. Watkins, D. C. (2017). Men’s Studies. The SAGE Encyclopedia of Psychology and Gender. Editor, Kevin L. Nadal.
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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.
  15. Guetterman, T. C., Creswell, J. W., Wittink, M., Barg, F. K., Castro, F. G., Dahlberg, B., Watkins, D. C., Deutsch, C., & Gallo, J. J. (2017). Development of a self-rated mixed methods skills assessment: The NIH Mixed Methods Research Training Program for the Health Sciences. Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Sciences, 37(2), 76-82.
  16. Hawkins, J., Watkins, D. C., Kieffer, E., Spencer, M., Piatt, G., Nicklett, E. J., Lebron, A., Espitia, N., & Palmisano, G. (2017). An exploratory study of the impact of gender on health behavior among African American and Latino men with Type 2 Diabetes. American Journal of Men’s Health, 11(2): 344-356. DOI: 10.1177/1557988316681125
  17. 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
  18. 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.
  19. Watkins, D. C. (2017). Mixed methods research in social work. Encyclopedia of Social Work Online. Oxford University Press.
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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.
  24. Hawkins, J., Watkins, D.C., Bonner, T., & Thompson, T.L. (2016). Racial/ethnic differences in predictors of mental health treatment in persons with comorbid diabetes and depression. Social Work and Public Health, 31(6): 511-519.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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
  28. 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.
  29. 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
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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. [Book review]
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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).
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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.
  41. 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
  42. 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.
  43. 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]
  44. Watkins, D. C., & Hartfield, J. A. (2012). Health education for social workers: A primer. Social Work in Health Care, 51(8), 680-694.
  45. 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.
  46. 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.
  47. Watkins, D. C. (2012). Qualitative research: The importance of conducting research that doesn’t ‘count.’ Health Promotion Practice, 13(2), 153-158.
  48. 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. 
  49. 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.
  50. 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.
  51. 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.
    2010 – 2005
  52. 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.
  53. 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
  54. 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.
  55. 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..
  56. 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.
  57. 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.
  58. 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.
  59. 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.
  60. 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.
  61. Watkins, D.C. (2006). The depressive symptomatology of black college men: Preliminary findings. Californian Journal of Health Promotion, 4(3):187-197.
  62. 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.
  63. 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.