Danielle Atkins received her Ph.D. (2013) and M.P.A. (2009) at the University of Georgia. Before coming to UCF, she taught at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She studies health policy and focuses on issues related to maternal and child health, reproductive health, substance abuse and risky behaviors. She also studies representative bureaucracy and education policy.
She is currently working on several projects focusing on contraceptive parity policy, the effect of teacher representation on student health and education outcomes, and how increased access to emergency contraception affects women’s reproductive health-related decisions.
Atkins’ research has appeared in Health Services Research, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Public Management Review and Journal of Public Health Policy.