Julia Watkins, PhD

Core Faculty, Dissertation Chair, The Graduate School

Contact:
jwatkins@ncu.edu

Areas of Expertise:

• Eating and Weight Disorders
• Obesity
• Metabolic Syndrome

Education:
• Ph.D., University of South Carolina
• MPH, University of South Carolina
• BA, University of California at Santa Barbara

Dissertation:

A study of the attribution of style, self-efficacy, and dietary restraint in binge eating and non-binge eaters

Selected Publications:

• “Community church-based intervention reduces obesity indicators in African American females,” The Journal of Nutrition and Wellness, 2010 • “The relationship between body image and body mass index in college males,” Journal of American College Health, 2008 • “Adult obesity management: a transdisciplinary approach,” The Nurse Practitioner, 2007
• “International nutrition as part of an education and supervised practice learning experience”

Selected Professional Experience:

• Contributing Faculty, Walden University
• Associate Professor, University of North Florida
• Collaborating Research Scientist, University of North Florida
• Outcomes Data Manager, St. Joseph’s / Candler Inc.