Gwendolyn Quinn, PhD

Professor at the Department of Population Health, New York University School of Medicine, NY, USA
Work Experience: 22+ years’ experience in reproductive health research
“My interest in reproductive health stems from working in maternal and child health and LGBTQ+ access to care. I’ve observed that the health care system in the US is built for people who “fit the mold” – wealthy, insured, heterosexual, cisgender people who are generally in good health. I’d like to participate in the creation of a health care system that meets the needs of everyone, especially those who do not fit the mold.”

Dr. Quinn received her PhD in educational psychology from Florida State University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in public health at the University of South Florida.

Professional Experience

Her research focuses on patient-provider communication across a variety of topics:

  • Reproductive health and cancer in adolescent and young adults
  • LGBTQ+ health issues
  • Uptake of genetic counseling
  • Clinical trials and access to care for minority and underserved populations

Prior to joining NYU in November 2017, she was at Moffitt Cancer Center and the University of South Florida for 17 years. 

She is the author of over 300 peer-reviewed papers and books’ chapters and has received more than one million dollars in federal and foundation grant funding. 

“I am driven by the goal of creating a difference in the world. It’s one thing to write papers that other scientists may read but more important to do research that will make a change for the better in the lives of people seeking health care.”