Daniel E. Adkins portrait
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Psychiatry
  • Associate 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


Associate 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 biomedical data to map how social disadvantage becomes biologically embodied, influencing downstream health and behavior. He has published over 70 peer reviewed articles in high impact sociology, psychology, psychiatry, and genetics journals, with 2020 publications including American Journal of Psychiatry, Lancet Psychiatry, Molecular Psychiatry, Archives of Sexual Behavior, and Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. 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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Always seeking quantitatively oriented graduate trainees. If interested, please email danieleadkins@gmail.com with a description of skills and interests.