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Columbia, SC 29208

Phone: 803-777-7096
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Ken Watkins, Ph.D.
Associate Chair and Graduate Director
Clinical Associate Professor

Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior
Arnold School of Public Health
Discovery I Building, 559
915 Greene Street, Room 529
Columbia, SC 29208

Phone: (803) 777-7603
Fax: (803) 777-6290
E-mail: WatkinsK@mailbox.sc.edu

Curriculum Vitae

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Ph.D., 1999, Health Behavior and Health Education, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

M.S., 1983, College Student Personnel, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

B.S., 1980, Psychology, University of Tennessee, Martin

RESEARCH
  • Gerontology
  • Quality of Life
  • Self-management of chronic illness
  • Faith and health issues.

COURSES TAUGHT

HPEB 550 - Behavioral Concepts/Processes for Health Professionals
HPEB 701 - Theoretical Foundations of Health Education
HPEB 704 - Health Education Research Seminar
HPEB 707 - Health Education Research Methods
HPEB 709 - Stress and Support: Concepts and Management
HPEB 730 - Programs for Patient Education
HPEB 731 - Health Promotion for Older Adults

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Watkins, K.W. & Connell, C.M. (2004). Measurement of health-related quality of life in diabetes mellitus. Pharmacoeconomics, 22 (17), 1109-1126.

Coker, A., Watkins, K.W., & Brandt, H. (2003). Women’s health outcomes associated with battering: a structural modeling approach. Preventive Medicine, 37, 259-267.

Scisney-Matlock, M. & Watkins, K.W. (2003). Validity of the cognitive representations of hypertension scales. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 33 (4), 817-832.

Watkins K.W. & Connell C.M. (2002). Quality of life among older men with diabetes. In B. Lunenfeld, L. Gooren (Eds.), Textbook of men's health (pp. 197-206). London: Parthenon Publishing.

Scisney-Matlock, M., Watkins, K.W., & Colling, K.B. (2001). The interaction of age and cognitive representations in predicting blood pressure. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 23 (5), 476-489.

Watkins, K.W., Connell, C. M, Fitzgerald, J. T., Klem, L., Hickey, T., & Ingersoll-Dayton, B. (2000). Effect of adults' self-regulation of diabetes on quality-of-life outcomes. Diabetes Care, 23 (10), 1511-1515.

Scisney-Matlock, M. & Watkins, K. (1999). Examination of factor structure of the cognitive representations of hypertension scale for ethnic equivalence. Ethnicity & Disease, 9 (1), 33-47.

Watkins, K. W., Shifren, K. Park, D., & Morrell, R. (1999). Age, pain, and coping with rheumatoid arthritis. Pain, 82 (3), 217-228.

 

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