Daniel E. Adkins portrait
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Psychiatry
  • Assistant Professor, Sociology Department


  • M.A., Sociology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Ph.D., Sociology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Statistical Genetics, Virginia Commonwealth University


Assistant Professor Daniel E Adkins was awarded his PhD in Sociology from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill with highest honors in 2009. He has since been supported by various NIH grants, including an NIMH K01 Career Development Award providing five years of additional training in statistical genomics and bioinformatics. His research, broadly quantitative and interdisciplinary, integrates social inequality perspectives on stress with genomic big data to map how social disadvantage becomes epigenetically encoded, influencing downstream gene expression, health and behavior. He has published over 50 peer reviewed articles in high impact sociology, psychiatry and genetics journals, with 2017 publications including American Journal of Psychiatry, Nucleic Acids Research, and Psychological Medicine. In addition to pursuing his own eclectic research interests and teaching statistics, he serves as a faculty affiliate and statistical consultant to the University's Consortium for Families and Health Research

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Currently seeking quantitatively oriented graduate trainees. If interested, please email danieleadkins@gmail.com with a description of skills and interests.