Education

  • Ph.D. in Applied Demography, University of Texas at San Antonio
  • M.S. Sociology, University of Texas at San Antonio
  • B.A. Sociology, University of Texas at San Antonio

Courses

  • Criminology
  • Constitutional Law II
  • Drugs and Society

Biography

Colton L. Daniels, Ph.D., joined St. Mary’s University in 2022 with the goal of providing students a chance to engage in criminological understandings of delinquent and criminal behaviors and promoting active student research. A San Antonio native, Daniels has previously taught at the University of Texas at San Antonio and Texas Lutheran University.

He has published on a wide array of topics that include public health behaviors and attitudes with a focus on military members with HIV and the effects it has on a myriad of health-related effects and behaviors, the impact of personality traits on the prevalence of intimate partner violence, and how religious beliefs and practices can dampen the effect of risk-taking behaviors.

Publications

Carney, B., White, J., Xu, X., Sunil, T., Daniels, C., Byrne, M., … & Okulicz, J. F. (2019). Relationship between depression and risk behaviors in a US Military population with HIV infection. AIDS care, 31(9), 1152-1156.

Carney, Brandon, Colton Daniels, Xiaohe Xu, Thankam Sunil, Anuradha Ganesan, Jason M. Blaylock, Karl Kronmann, Christina Schofield, Lalani Tahaniyat, Brian Agan, and Jason Okulicz. (2019). “Association Between Depression and HIV Treatment Outcomes in a US Military Population with HIV Infection.” Open Forum Infectious Diseases, 6(Supplement_2): S193–S194. DOI.org/10.1093/ofid/ofz360.442

Shattuck, E. C., Perrotte, J. K., Daniels, C. L., Xu, X., & Sunil, T. S. (2020). The Contribution of Sociocultural Factors in Shaping Self-Reported Sickness Behavior. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 14, 4.

Kline, Maj David A., Colton Daniels, Xiaohe Xu, Thankam Sunil, Anuradha Ganesan, Brian K. Agan, Rhonda E. Colombo et al. (2021). “Antiretroviral therapy anchor-based trends in body mass index following treatment initiation among military personnel with HIV.” Military medicine.

Shattuck, E. C., Perrotte, J. K., Daniels, C. L., Xu, X., & Sunil, T. S. (2021) “Signaling Sickness: How Sickness Behavior and Psychosocial Factors Shape Communication Style.” American Journal of Human Biology.

Jessica K. Perrotte, Ph.D., Eric C. Shattuck, Ph.D., Colton L. Daniels, M.S., Xiaohe Xu, Ph.D., Thankam S. Sunil, Ph.D. (2021). “Health-Related Risk-Taking among U.S. Adults in a Sociocultural Context: A Latent Profile Approach” BMC Public Health.

Jansen, Nathan, Colton Daniels, Thankam Sunil, Xiaohe Xu, Anuradha Ganesan, Robert Deiss, Brian Agan, and Jason Okulicz. (2021). “Factors Associated with Erectile Dysfunction Diagnosis in HIV-Infected Individuals: A Case–Control Study.” HIV Medicine.

Shattuck, E. C., Perrotte, J. K., Daniels, C. L., Xu, X., & Sunil, T. S. (2021) ” Signaling Sickness: The Role of Recalled Sickness Behavior and Psychosocial Factors in Shaping Communication Style.” Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health. (forthcoming)

Laura Upenieks, Colton L. Daniels. (2021) “A Multiple Health Specification Approach to the Relationship Between Unfair Treatment by the Police and Race: Is Religiosity a Protective Resource?” Social Currents. (forthcoming)

Wyatt, Andrew C, Xiaohe Xu, Colton Daniels, Thankam Sunil, Melissa Grance, Niraja Bohidar, Caitlin G Batzlaff, Anuradha Ganesan, Brian Agan, Derek Larson, Jason Okulicz, and Ana E Markelz. (2021). “Comparison of Cardiovascular Risk Assessment Calculators in the US Military HIV Natural History Study.” Open Forum Infectious Diseases, 8(Supplement_1): S45–S46.

Awards

  • 2019 – 1st prize in UTSA’s College of Liberal and Fine Arts Research Paper Competition
  • 2020 – 1st prize in UTSA’s College of Health, Community and Policy Research Paper Competition
  • 2021 – Recipient of the UTSA Graduate School’s Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award
  • 2022 – Recipient of the UTSA Graduate School’s Outstanding Dissertation Award
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