A. Peer-reviewed publications:

  1. Hawkins, J., Hecht, H., Schwenzer, C., Jones, L., Velez-Ortiz, D., Lee, J., Ahmedani, B. & Piatt, G. (in press). Factors associated with delayed mental health care seeking in men with diabetes and depression: The Role of Age and Race. Health Education and Care. pdf

  2. Mitchell, J., Hawkins, J., & Burkmeier, S. (2019). Decoding the role of companions in supporting the health communication of older African American men with cancer. Patient Education Counseling. doi: 10.1177/2374373519844098. pdf

  3. Hawkins, J. (2019). Type 2 diabetes self-management in non-Hispanic Black men: A current state of the literature. Current Diabetes Reports. doi: 10.1007/s11892-019-1131- 8. pdf

  4. Hawkins, J., Watkins, D., Ober-Allen, J., & Mitchell, J. (2018). Identifying subgroups among men of color at increased risk for comorbid depression and overweight or obesity. Preventive Medicine Reports. doi: 10.1016/j.pmedr.2018.10.022. pdf

  5. Perry, R., Mitchell, J., Hawkins, J., & Johnson-Lawrence, V. (2018). Are African American Men Getting All of their Questions Answered in the Doctor’s Office? The Roles of Multimorbidity and Aging. Geriatrics: Special Issue on Chronic Illness Self- Management. doi: 10.3390/geriatrics3040074 pdf

  6. Hawkins, J., Mitchell, J., Piatt, G., & Ellis, D. (2018). Older African American Men’s Perspectives on Factors that Influence Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) Self-Management and Peer-Led Interventions. Geriatrics: Special Issue on Chronic Illness Self-Management. doi: 10.3390/geriatrics3030038. pdf

  7. Spencer, M. S. Keiffer, E., Sinco, B.R., Piatt, G., Palsimano, G., Hawkins, J., Tang, T., Lebron, A., Espitia, N., Nicklett, E.J., & Heisler, M. (2018). Outcomes at 18 Months From a Community Health Worker and Peer Leader Diabetes Self-Management Program for Latino Adults. Diabetes Care, doi: 10.2337/dc17-0978 pdf

  8. Chin, M., Hawkins, J., Krings, M., Spencer, C., & Gutierrez, L. (2018). Investigating diversity in social work doctoral education. Journal of Social Work Education: Special Issue on Doctoral Education. doi: 10.1080/10437797.2018.1503127 pdf

  9. Hawkins, J., & Mitchell, J. (2018). The doctor never listens: Older African American men’s perceptions of patient-provider communication and the role of social workers in helping them feel heard. Social Work Research, 42(1), 57–63, doi: 10.1093/swr/svx028 pdf

  10. Hawkins, J., & Mitchell, J. (2017). Social support and integration as mechanisms for better understanding the relationship between race and health care utilization among men. International Journal of Men’s Health, (16)1, 66-83, doi: 10.3149/jmh.1601.66. pdf

  11. Hawkins, J., Watkins, D. C., Kieffer, E., Spencer, M. S., Nicklett, E. J., Piatt, G., Espitia, N., Lebron, A., & Palmisano, G. (2016). An exploratory study of gender identity and its influence 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 pdf

  12. Sherman, L., Hawkins, J., & Bonner, T. (2016). An analysis of the recruitment and participation of African American men in Type 2 diabetes self-management research: A review of the published literature. Social Work in Public Health, 32(1), 38-48, doi: 10.1080/19371918.2016.1188742. pdf

  13. Hawkins, J., Watkins, D. C., Bonner, T. & Thompson, T. (2016). Racial/Ethnic differences in predictors of mental health treatment among persons with self-reported diabetes and depression. Social Work in Public Health, 31(6), 511-519, doi: 10.1080/19371918.2016.1160333 pdf

  14. Hawkins, J., Watkins, D. C., Keiffer, 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. The Journal of Men’s Studies, doi: 10.1177/1060826515582495 pdf

  15. Watkins, D. C. Hawkins, J., & Mitchell, J. (2014). The discipline’s escalating whisper: Social work and black men’s mental health. Research on Social Work Practice, doi: 1049731514526621. pdf

  16. Mitchell, J. & Hawkins, J., Shires, D. (2014). The psychosocial care of African American adults with diabetes: A brief review. Social Work in Public Health, 29(6), 518- 527, doi: 10.1080/19371918.2014.888533. pdf

  17. Burgard, S. A., & 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-e140, doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2013.301512 pdf

  18. Spencer, M. S., Hawkins, J., Espitia, N. R., Sinco, B. R., Jennings, T., Palsimano, G., & Keiffer, E. (2013). Impact of a community health worker-led diabetes lifestyle intervention on mental health outcomes. Race & Social Problems, 5(2), 137-146, doi:10.1007/s12552-013-9098-6 pdf

  19. Hawkins, J., Kieffer, E. C., Sinco, B., Spencer, M., Anderson, M., & Rosland, A. 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), 647-654, doi:10.1177/0145721713492569 pdf

  20. LeBron, A. M., Valerio, M. A., Kieffer, E., Sinco, B., Rosland, A. M., Hawkins, J., & Spencer, M. (2013). Everyday discrimination, diabetes-related distress, and depressive symptoms among African Americans and Latinos with diabetes. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 1-9, doi:10.1007/s10903-013-9843-3 pdf

  21. Mitchell, J. Hawkins, J., & Watkins, D. C. (2013). Proposing a model of cancer family history communication between African American men and their families. The Journal of Men’s Studies, 21(2), 97-111, doi:10.3149/jms.2102.97 pdf

  22. Hastings, J. F. & Hawkins, J. (2010). Health insurance and diabetes among multiracial men: The mediation effects of usual source of care. American Journal of Men’s Health, Sep;4(3), 207-17, doi:10.1177/1557988308330105 pdf

  23. Hastings, J. F. & Hawkins J. (2009). Body weight and goal setting among African American young women: California health interview survey (CHIS). Journal of African American Studies, Sep;13(1), 14-28, doi:10.1007/s12111-008-9064-3 pdf

  24. Hawkins J. (2007). CalWORKs recipients: Mother’s in higher education and survival strategies. University of California at Berkeley McNair Scholars Research Journal, 14, 27-38.

B. Manuscripts Under Review:

  1. Jones, LM; Cuffee, Y; Hawkins, J.; Ginier, E., Rios-Spicer, R.; Renner, C; Tang E. Ubesie, A. (under review). The Use of Storytelling to Promote Blood Pressure Control among African Americans with Hypertension: A Systematic Review. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health.

  2. Jones, LM, Ginier, E., Debbs,J. Eaton, J., Renner, C., Hawkins, J., Rios-Spicer, R., Tang, E., Schertzing, C., Giordani BM. (Revise and Resubmit) Exploring Representation of Diverse Samples in fMRI Studies Conducted in Patients with Cardiac-Related Chronic Illness: A Focused Review. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.

C. Manuscripts In Progress:

  1. Hawkins, J. (in progress). Moving toward a better understanding of chronic illness self-management in African American men with type 2 diabetes: A Life Course Perspective. The Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences.

  2. Piatt, G., Hawkins, J., Funnell, M., & Janevic, M., (in progress). Protocol for a ChurchBased Diabetes Social Support Intervention for African Americans with type 2 diabetes. Implementation Science.

  3. Hawkins, J., Kieffer, E., Sinco, B., Schwenzer, C., Hecht, H., Piatt, G., Spencer, M & Espitia, N., Palmisano, G. (in progress). Using path analysis to assess gender differences in the impact of a community health worker-led diabetes intervention on diabetes self-management and HbA1c among Latinos with T2DM. American Journal of Public Health.

  4. Piatt, G., Funnell, M., Janevic, M., & Hawkins, J. (in progress). A Church-Based Diabetes Social Support Intervention for African Americans with type 2 diabetes.

  5. Hawkins, J., Piatt, G., Funnell, M., & Janevic, M. (in progress). Gender Differences in Diabetes Self-Management and Health Outcomes in a Church-Based Diabetes Social Support Intervention for African American Men and Women.

D. Book Chapters:

  1. Watkins DC. & Hawkins J. (2015). Qualitative evidence in health promotion. In K. Olson, R. Young, & I. Schultz (Eds.), Handbook of qualitative research for evidence-based practice. New York, NY: Springer-Science. pdf

  2. Hawkins, J., Campbell, R., & Graham, C. (2019). Chronic Illness (Diabetes) Disparities in Men. In Handbook of Men’s Health Equity. Editor: Derek Griffith, Routledge: New York. link