Julius A. Doyle, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Dr. Doyle comes to St. John's University as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology.  He received his Ph.D. in Biocultural Anthropology from the University of Washington.

Before joining St. John's University, he was a postdoctoral fellow at SUNY Binghamton, where he published research pioneering a new method of hair cortisol collection and measurement in specimens coming from Afro-textured hair.  Dr. Doyle's research interests include biopsychosocial measurement of resilience, depression, anxiety, stress, and DuBoisian double-consciousness among African-Americans.  His work is particularly concerned with how the sociocultural conditions in the US affect the health outcomes of African-Americans.  His dissertation focused on the health effects of resilience among Black men who experience discrimination and adversity, observing these relationships through a physiological lens (hair cortisol), a psychosocial lens (mental and emotional well-being), and a physical health lens (self-reported health and resting blood pressure).