Jaclynn M. Hawkins, MSW, is a doctoral candidate in the Joint Social Work and Sociology Program. She received her masters and BA in social welfare from the University of California, Berkeley.
As an MSW student she worked as a medical social worker in a drug treatment program for pregnant women and in an HIV/AIDS clinic. Her research interests include the examination of health behaviors in men of color with chronic illness, specifically factors that contribute to self-care and health care utilization. Jaclynn received an NIH/NIDDK Diversity Supplement to conduct research with African American and Latino men with diabetes. Her dissertation, entitled “Correlates of Diabetes Self-Management, and Diabetes Health Care Utilization in African American and Latino Men with Type 2 Diabetes” uses data from REACH Detroit, and the National Health Interview survey.