Vabren Watts, Ph.D.

Strategist – Health Communications



Dr. Watts is a national science and health communicator and health equity expert who brings to Human Development Group proven experience in enhancing visibility of high-profile organizations.

Dr. Watts has a deep background in advocating for health equity for marginalized and minority populations, having served as a spokesperson for the American Heart Association, America Stroke Association, and the American Psychiatric Association.

He has published in multiple peer-reviewed science and medical journals and authored more than 300 articles in news media outlets such as WebMD, Psychiatric News, and Philadelphia Inquirer.

Dr. Watts is a former Science and Mass Media Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He received his Doctor of Philosophy in pharmacology from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN and completed his postdoctoral training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology in Baltimore, MD.