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Charlene C Quinn
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Charlene C Quinn Ph.D., RN

Academic Title: Associate Professor
Primary Appointment: Epidemiology & Public Health
Additional Title(s): Adjunct Assistant Professor, UMBC; Associate Professor/Secondary Faculty Member, UMd School of Nursing
cquinn@epi.umaryland.edu
Location: HH, 215
Phone: (410) 706-2406
Fax: (410) 706-4433

Personal History:

Education

  • 1976: B.S.N., Duke University (Magna Cum Laude)
  • 1981: M.S., University of Maryland Baltimore (Gerontological Nursing)
  • 1998: Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, Health Services Research

Post Graduate Training

  • 1979: Robert Wood Johnson/National League for Nursing Health Policy Fellowship, U.S. House Committee on Aging, Washington, D.C.
  • 1985-1986: White House Fellow, Washington, D.C.
  • 1999-2001: Postdoctoral Fellow, Primary Care, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Employment

  • 1985-1986: Special Assistant to the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Washington, D.C
  • 1986-1988: Director of Office of Policy, Planning, and Analysis Health Care Financing Administration (D.H.H.S.). Washington, D.C.
  • 1991-1994: Graduate Faculty Lecturer, University of Maryland School of Nursing
  • 1999-2001: Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland
  • 2001-2012: Assistant Professor, Division of Gerontology, Epidemiology and Public Health Department, University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • 2003-2006: Faculty Associate, Research Core, Geriatrics Research, Education and Clinical Center, Baltimore Veterans Affairs Maryland Health Care System
  • 2005-2010: Associate Director, UMB DEcIDE Network Center (Developing Evidence to Inform Decisions about Effectiveness) Peter Lamy Center for Drug Therapy and Aging University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
  • 2006-2007: Interim Associate Dean, Public Health Outreach, University of Maryland School of Public Health
  • 2008-present: Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
  • 2012-present: Associate Professor, Division of Gerontology, Epidemiology and Public Health Department, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Research Interests:

Dr. Charlene Quinn is an Associate Professor, University of Maryland Medical School where she directs research studies and teaches clinical and graduate students in health policy, gerontology and health services research. A former White House Fellow and senior Federal executive, she has extensive government, business and research experience in health services policy, gerontology and health delivery technologies. In recent years, she has focused her research and clinical trial work on the use and development of mobile health and behavior interventions to enhance the management of diabetes and other chronic diseases, working closely with the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, insurers and the private sector. Dr. Quinn is a recognized NIH pioneer scientist, where her work was recently cited by the NIH Director.


Funding:

See CV for details.


Classes:

GERO 672, PREV 648


Publications:

Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

  1. Baumgarten M, Lebel P, Laprise H, Leclerc C, Quinn, C.C. Adult day care for the frail elderly: Outcomes, satisfaction, and cost. Journal of Aging and Health, 14, 2002, 381-386. PMID: 11995742. [Contributed to data analysis and interpretation; revised manuscript]
  2. Van Doorn C, Gruber-Baldini A, Zimmerman S, Hebel JR, Baumgarten, M, Quinn C.C., Magaziner J. Dementia as a risk factor for falls and fall injuries among nursing home residents. Journal of American Geriatrics Society, 51 (9), 2003,1213-1218.[Co-investigator; contributed to data analysis and interpretation; drafted and revised manuscript]
  3. Resnick B, Quinn C.C., Simpson M, Baxter S. Testing the Feasibility and Effectiveness of Two Clinical Guidelines in Long Term Care. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, January/February, 2004,1-8. PMID: 14706122. [Helped design study; contributed to data analysis and interpretation; drafted and revised manuscript]
  4. Resnick, B., Quinn, C.C., Simpson, M., Baxter, S. Clinical outcomes following implementation of the pain and falls AMDA clinical guidelines. Pride Institute of Long Term Care. January, 2004. [Co-Investigator; contributed to design study; contributed to data analysis and interpretation; drafted and revised manuscript]
  5. Magaziner, J., Zimmerman, S., Gruber-Baldini, A.L., van Doorn, C., Hebel, J.R., German, P., Burton, L., Taler, G., May, C., Quinn, C.C., Port, C.L., & Baumgarten, M. for the Epidemiology of Dementia in Nursing Homes Research Group. Mortality and adverse health events during the two years following nursing home entry in newly admitted nursing home residents with and without dementia. Journal of American Geriatrics Society, 53 (11) 2005, 1858-1866. PMID: 16274365.[Co-investigator; contributed to study analysis plan; contributed to data analysis and interpretation; drafted and revised manuscript]
  6. Stuart, B., Gruber-Baldini, A.L., Fahlman, C., Quinn, C.C., Burton, L., Zuckerman, I.H., Hebel, J.R., Zimmerman, S., Singhal, P.K., Magaziner, J. Medicare Cost Differences Between Nursing Home Patients Admitted with and without Dementia. Gerontologist, 45, (4), 2005, 505-515. PMID: 16051913.[Co-investigator; contributed to study analysis plan; contributed to data analysis and interpretation; drafted and revised manuscript]
  7. Stuart, B., Shaffer, T., Simoni-Wastila, L., Zuckerman, I., Quinn, C.C. Variation in Antidiabetic Medication Intensity Among Medicare Beneficiaries with Diabetes Mellitus. American Journal of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy, 5 (3), 2007, 195-208. PMID: 17996659.[Contributed to data analysis and interpretation; revised manuscript]
  8. Zimmerman, S., Gruber-Baldini, A.L., Hebel, J., Burton, L., Boockvar, K., Taler, G., Quinn, C. C. Magaziner, J. Nursing Home Characteristics Related to Medicare Costs for Residents with and without Dementia. American Journal of Alzeheimers Disease and Other Dementias, 23 (1), 2008 57-65. PMID: 18276958. [Co-investigator; contributed to study analysis plan, contributed to data analysis and interpretation; drafted and revised manuscript]
  9. Quinn, C.C., Clough, S., Minor, J., Lender, D., Gruber-Baldini, A., Okafor, M. WellDoc™ Mobile Diabetes Management Randomized Control Trial: Change in Clinical and Behavioral Outcomes, Patient and Physician Satisfaction. Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics, 10 (3), 2008, 160-168. PMID: 18473689. [Principal Investigator; designed and conducted study; led data analysis and interpretation; wrote manuscript]
  10. Quinn, C.C., Port CL, Zimmerman S, Gruber-Baldini AL, Kasper JD, Fleshner I, Yody B, Loome J, Magaziner J. Short-Stay Nursing Home Rehabilitation Patients: Transitional Care Problems Pose Research Challenges. Journal of American Geriatrics Society, 56 (10), 2008, 1940–1945. Epub August 4, 2008. PMID: 18691277/PMCID:2596274/NIHMS:64899[Principal Investigator; designed and conducted study; led data analysis and interpretation; wrote and revised manuscript]
  11. Marx, K., Quinn, C.C. Male Osteoporosis: Policy Gaps in Prevention and Treatment. Journal of Aging and Social Policy, 21 (2), 2009, 119-129. PMID: 19333837.[Faculty mentor; drafted and revised manuscript]
  12. Rich, S., Gruber-Baldini, A., Quinn, C.C., Zimmerman, S. Discussion as a Factor in the Racial Disparity in Advance Directive Completion at Nursing Home Admission. Journal of American Geriatrics Society, 57 (1), 2009, 146-52. PMID: 19170791/ PMCID: PMC3005553. [Faculty mentor; revised manuscript]
  13. Quinn C.C., Gruber-Baldini AL, Shardell M, Weed K, Clough SS, Peeples M, Terrin M, Bronich-Hall L, Barr E, Lender D. Mobile Diabetes Intervention Study: Testing a Personalized Treatment/Behavioral Communication Intervention for Blood Glucose Control. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 30 (4) 2009, 334-346. PMID: 19250979. Epub February 27, 2009.[Principal Investigator; designed and conducted study; led data analysis and interpretation; wrote and revised manuscript]
  14. Quinn, C.C., Gruber-Baldini, A.L., Port, C.L., May, C., Stuart, B., Hebel, J.R., Zimmerman, S., Burton, L., Zuckerman, I.H., Fahlman, C., Magaziner J. The Role of Nursing Home Admission and Dementia Status on Diabetes Care. Journal of American Geriatrics Society, 57:1628–1633, 2009. PMID: 19682125/PMCID: PMC3010243.[Co-Investigator; designed analysis plan; led data analysis and interpretation; wrote and revised manuscript]
  15. Gruber-Baldini, A.L., Stuart, S., Zuckerman, I., Hsu, V.D., Boockvar, K.S., Zimmerman, S., Kittner, S., Quinn, C.C., Hebel, J.R., May, C. & Magaziner, J. (2009). Sensitivity of nursing home cost comparisons to method of dementia diagnosis ascertainment. International Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, 2009, Article ID 780720, 10 pages. Open Access Journal. NIHMSID 159037.[Co-investigator; contributed to study analysis plan; revised manuscript]
  16. Horn, S.D., Siobhan, S., Sharkey, S.S., Hudak, S., Smout, R.J., Quinn, C.C., Yody, B., Fleshner, I. Beyond CMS Quality Measure Adjustments: Identifying Key Resident and Nursing Home Facility Factors Associated with Quality Measures, Journal of American Medical Directors Association, 11 (7), 2010, 500-5, Epub April 3, 2010. PMID: 20816338.[Contributed to study analysis plan; contributed to data analysis and interpretation; drafted and revised manuscript]
  17. Quinn, C.C., Royak-Schaler, R., Lender, D., Steinle, N., Gadalla, S., Zhan, M. Patient Understanding of Diabetes Self-Management: Implications for Mobile Messaging in Diabetes Care, Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology, 5 (3), 2011, 723-730. PMID: 21722588.[Planned analysis and interpreted data; drafted and revised manuscript]
  18. Quinn, C.C., Shardell, M, Terrin, M., Barr, E., Ballew, S., Gruber-Baldini, A.L., A Cluster Randomized Trial of a Mobile Phone Personalized Behavioral Intervention for Blood Glucose Control, Diabetes Care, 34 (9), 2011,1934-42. Epub July 25, 2011. PMID: 21788632/PMCID: PMC3161305.[Principal Investigator; designed and conducted study; led data analysis and interpretation; wrote and revised manuscript]
  19. Quinn, C.C., Sareh, P.L., Shardell, M.D., Terrin, M.L., Barr, E.A, Gruber-Baldini, A.L., Mobile Diabetes Intervention for Glycemic Control: Impact on Physician Prescribing, Diabetes Care, (In review).
  20. Kumar, S, Nilsen, W., Abernethy, A., Atienza, A., Patrick, K., Pavel, M., Riley, W.T., Shar, A., Spring, B., Spruijt-Metz, D., Hedeker, D., Honavar, V., Kravitz, R.L., Lefebvre, R.C., Mohr, D.C., Murphy, A., Quinn, C.C., Shusterman, V., Swendeman, D., Exploring Innovative Methods to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Mobile Health, American Journal of Preventive Medicine, (Accepted).

Editor, Co-Editor Peer-Reviewed Symposium Volume

  1. Bellazzi, R. Pelletier, A., Petrasek, D., Quinn, C.C. (2011) Co-editors. Symposium: Mobile Technology. Journal of Diabetes, Science, and Technology, 5 (1), 5-67.