Kelly Quinn, PhD, MPH
NYU Langone Health - Assistant Professor
PhD, Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
MPH, Community Health Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health
BA, Biology, University of Chicago
Research Interests
Social determinants, Epidemiologic methods, Substance use, Mental health, HIV/AIDS
Kelly Quinn joined the faculty of NYU Langone Medical Center in 2015 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Population Health.  She completed her doctoral degree in social epidemiology at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2010 and a post-doctoral research fellowship with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, in 2013. Dr. Quinn studies social determinants of health with a focus on racial and ethnic, gender, socioeconomic and geographic inequities. She has expertise in infectious diseases and chronic health outcomes in the United States and Africa. In addition to epidemiologic methods and evaluating interventions, current research interests include substance use, particularly marijuana, opioids, and injection drug use, mental health, and prevention of HIV and sexually transmitted infections.


Beharie N, Scheidell JD, Quinn K, McGorray S, Vaddiparti K, Kumar PC, Frueh BC, Boone L, Khan MR (2019).
Associations of adolescent exposure to severe violence with substance use from adolescence into adulthood: Direct versus indirect exposures
Substance Use and Misuse, 54 (2), 191-202. doi: 10.1080/10826084.2018.1495737.

Quinn K, Fong C, Guarino H, Mateu-Gelabert P (2019).
Development, validation, and potential applications of the hepatitis C virus injection-risk knowledge scale (HCV-IRKS) among young opioid users in New York City
Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 194, 453-459. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2018.11.010. PMCID: PMC6312493.

Khan MR, Scheidell JD, Golin CE, Friedman SR, Adimora AA, Lejuez CW, Hu H, Quinn K, Wohl DA (2018).
Dissolution of committed partnerships during incarceration and STI/HIV-related sexual risk behavior after prison release among African American men
Journal of Urban Health, 95 (4), 479-487. doi: 10.1007/s11524-018-0274-2. PMCID: PMC6095753.

Mateu-Gelabert P, Guarino H, Quinn K, Meylakhs P, Campos S, Meylakhs A, Berbesi D, Toro-Tobon D, Goodbody E, Ompad DC, Friedman SR (2018).
Young drug users: A vulnerable population and an underutilized resource in HIV/HCV prevention
Current HIV/AIDS Reports, 15 (4), 324-335. doi: 10.1007/s11904-018-0406-z. PMCID: PMC6309604.

Scheidell JD, Quinn K, McGorray SP, Frueh BC, Beharie NN, Cottler LB, Khan MR (2018).
Childhood traumatic experiences and the association with marijuana and cocaine use in adolescence through adulthood
Addiction, 113 (1), 44-56. doi: 10.1111/add.13921. PMCID: PMC5725274.

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