Charlene Quinn, Ph.D., RN
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Charlene Quinn received a B.S. in Nursing from Duke University, received her M.S. in Gerontology from the University of Maryland, and received her Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene & Public Health.
Dr. Quinn has experience in geriatrics, research management, and policy analysis. As a geriatric clinician, Dr. Quinn is recognized for her expertise in studies of chronic diseases (particularly diabetes, depression and dementia). Trained at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Dr. Quinn applies expertise in health services research to understanding clinical outcomes in the context of long-term care services (community-based and institutional) for the elderly and disabled. She has experience in the design and conduct of clinical epidemiologic studies that have been funded by NIH, the VHA and private foundations. In addition to her clinical and research experience, Dr. Quinn has experience as a senior management policy expert in the Department of Health and Human Services, including the Office of the Secretary and the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA, now CMS).