Daniel E. Adkins, PhD

Research Interests

  • Epigenetics
  • Statistical Genetics
  • Psychiatric Genetics


  • English

Academic Information

  • Departments: Psychiatry - Adjunct Associate Professor
  • Divisions: Child Psychiatry

Academic Bio

Associate Professor Daniel E Adkins was awarded his PhD in Sociology from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill with highest honors in 2009. He has since been supported by various NIH grants, including an NIMH K01 Career Development Award providing five years of additional training in statistical genomics and bioinformatics. His research, broadly quantitative and interdisciplinary, integrates social inequality perspectives on stress with biomedical data to map how social disadvantage becomes biologically embodied, influencing downstream health and behavior. He has published over 60 peer reviewed articles in high impact sociology, psychology, psychiatry, and genetics journals, with 2018-2019 publications including Nature Neuroscience, Schizophrenia Bulletin, and Psychological Medicine. In addition to pursuing his own eclectic research interests and teaching statistics, he serves as a faculty affiliate and statistical consultant to the University's Consortium for Families and Health Research.

Education History

Type School Degree
Postdoctoral Fellowship VCU, Center for Biomarker Research and Precision Medicine
Statistical Genetics
Postdoctoral Fellow
Doctoral Training University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Quantitative Sociology
M.S., Ph.D.