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Julia Watkins, PhD

Full Professor, School of Education

Professor, School of Education


Areas of Expertise:

  • Eating and Weight Disorders
  • Obesity
  • Metabolic Syndrome


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


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.