Department of Medicine
Michael Quinn, PhD, a Senior Research Scientist with the Department of Medicine at the University of Chicago, is a social psychologist with extensive experience in the design, implementation, and evaluation of health education and behavior change curricula. For the past 23 years, he has served in the role of Educational Specialist with the Chicago Diabetes Research and Training Center. In this capacity, he has been instrumental in leading the development and evaluation of a number of successful, theory-driven behavior change programs, including both clinic-based and community-based nutrition, exercise and weight loss interventions for African-American and Hispanic women with, or at risk for, diabetes. Dr. Quinn’s prior work also has involved the development and evaluation of health behavior interventions targeting urban minority youth. For the past 10 years, Dr. Quinn also has been active in training physicians and mid-level providers to effectively use brief behavioral counseling and motivational interviewing approaches with their patients. Dr. Quinn recently completed a series of community-based studies, in which intervention and evaluation were grounded in social cognitive theory and the transtheoretical model, and which utilized peer testimonials and brief behavioral counseling to significantly impact organ donation intentions. His expertise in behavior change theory and brief, motivational interviewing approaches in the clinical setting are significant assets to this program.
Recent News Stories
April 29, 2015 – Findings from CCDTR investigator Dr. Arshiya Baig’s Picture Good Health study were just published online by the Journal of General Internal Medicine. The Picture Good Health program is a church-based diabetes education program for Latinos with diabetes which was tested in a randomized controlled pilot study in collaboration with the Little […]
October 16, 2014 – The journal Medical Care recently announced a special supplement issue focused on the Safety Net Medical Home Initiative (SNMHI), a five year effort to transform safety net primary care providers in five states into high functioning patient centered medical homes (PCMHs). The PCMH is widely-advocated new model of primary care and […]
Dr. Michael Quinn wins award for South Side Diabetes research abstract poster at 2013 Midwest SGIM Meeting
September 16, 2013 – On September 12 and 13, CCDTR investigators attended the annual Midwest Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) meeting at Navy Pier in Chicago, IL. At the meeting, Dr. Michael Quinn presented and won an award for a poster about the South Side Diabetes project entitled “Facilitating Patient Behavior Change: Training in […]
March 2012 – AAFP News highlights CCDTR study results showing that the patient-centered medical home is associated with higher morale and job satisfaction, but also risk of provider burnout. The study is from the Transforming Safety Net Clinics into Patient-Centered Medical Homes Evaluation Project (PI: Dr. Marshall Chin) and was published in the journal Archives […]
Recent CCDTR Publications
Fairchild PC, Nathan AG, Quinn M, Huang ES, Laiteerapong N. Patients’ Future Expectations for Diabetes and Hypertension Treatments: “Through the Diet… I Think This is Going to Go Away.” J Gen Intern Med. 2017 Jan;32(1):49-55. doi: 10.1007/s11606-016- 3871-3. Epub 2016 Oct 11. PubMed PMID: 27730483; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5215165.
Laiteerapong N, Fairchild PC, Nathan AG, Quinn MT, Huang ES. How information about the time requirements and legacy effects of treatments influence decision-making in patients with diabetes and hypertension. BMJ Open Diabetes Res Care. 2016 Apr 27;4(1):e000210. doi: 10.1136/bmjdrc-2016-000210. eCollection 2016. PubMed PMID: 27158521; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4853808.
Genere N, Sargis RM, Masi CM, Nathan AG, Quinn MT, Huang ES, Laiteerapong N. Physician perspectives on de-intensifying diabetes medications. Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Nov;95(46):e5388. PubMed PMID: 27861373; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5120930.
Padela AI, Vu M, Muhammad H, Marfani F, Mallick S, Peek M, Quinn MT. Religious beliefs and mammography intention: findings from a qualitative study of a diverse group of American Muslim women. Psychooncology. 2016 Oct;25(10):1175-1182. doi: 10.1002/pon.4216. Epub 2016 Aug 4. PubMed PMID: 27424488.
Baig AA, Benitez A, Quinn MT, Burnet DL. Family-Based Interventions to Improve Diabetes Outcomes among Adults. Annals of NY Academy of Sciences. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2015 Sep; 1353(1): 89–112. PubMed Central PMCID :PMC4624026
Lu CY, Vinci LM, Quinn MT, Wilkes AE, Chin MH, Peek ME. Using feedback to change primary care physician behavior. J Ambul Care Manage. 2015 Apr-Jun;38(2):118-24.PubMed PMID: 25748260; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4356021
Nocon RS, Gao Y, Gunter KE, Jin J, Casalino LP, Quinn MT, Derrett S, Summerfelt WT, Huang ES, Lee SM, Chin MH. Associations between medical home characteristics and support for patient activation in the safety net: understanding differences by race,ethnicity, and health status. Med Care. 2014 Nov;52(11 Suppl 4):S48-55. PubMed PMID: 25310638; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4232369
Martyn-Nemeth P, Quinn L, Hacker E, Park H, Kujath AS. Diabetes distress may adversely affect the eating styles of women with type 1 diabetes. Acta Diabetol. 2014Aug;51(4):683-6. PubMed PMID: 24615054; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC 4553938
Baig AA, Benitez A, Quinn MT, Burnet DL. Family interventions to improve diabetes outcomes for adults. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2015 Aug 6. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 26250784.
Baig AA, Benitez A, Locklin CA, Gao Y, Lee SM, Quinn MT, Solomon MC, Sánchez-Johnsen L, Burnet DL, Chin MH, Little Village Community Advisory Board. Picture Good Health: A Church-Based Self-Management Intervention Among Latino Adults with Diabetes. J Gen Intern Med. 2015 Apr 29. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 25920468
Baig AA, Locklin CA, Campbell A, Schaefer CT, Heuer LJ, Lee SM, Solomon MC, Quinn MT, Vargas JM, Burnet DL, Chin MH. Community health center access to resources for their patients with diabetes. J Immigr Minor Health. 2014 Jun; 16(3): 553-8. PMCID: PMC3825829
Baig AA, Benitez A, Locklin CA, Campbell A, Schaefer CT, Heuer LJ, Lee SM, Solomon MC, Quinn MT, Burnet DL, Chin MH. Community Health Center Provider and Staff’s Spanish Language Ability and Cultural Awareness. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2014 May; 25(2): 527-45. PMCID: PMC4128238
Baig AA, Locklin CA, Wilkes AE, Oborski DD, Acevedo JC, Gorawara-Bhat R, Quinn MT, Burnet DL, Chin MH. Integrating diabetes self-management interventions for Mexican-Americans into the Catholic Church setting. J Relig Health. 2014 Feb; 53(1): 105–118. PMCID: PMC3430816
Wilkes AE, John PM, Vable AM, Campbell A, Heuer L, Schaefer C, Vinci L, Drum ML, Chin MH, Quinn MT, Burnet DL. Combating Obesity at Community Health Centers (COACH): A Quality Improvement Collaborative for Weight Management Programs. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2013; 24(2 Suppl): 47-60. PMCID: PMC3750964
Quinn MT, Gunter KE, Nocon RS, Lewis SE, Vable AM, Tang H, Park SY, Casalino LP, Huang ES, Birnberg J, Burnet DL, Summerfelt WT, Chin MH. Undergoing transformation to the patient-centered medical home in safety net health centers: Perspectives from the front lines. Ethn Dis. 2013 Summer; 23(3): 356–362. PMCID: PMC3740439
Peek ME, Gorawara-Bhat R, Quinn MT, Odoms-Young A, Wilson SC, Chin MH. Patient trust in physicians and shared decision-making among African-Americans with diabetes. Health Commun. 2013; 28(6): 616–623. PMCID: PMC3766485
Baig AA, Locklin CA, Wilkes AE, Oborski DD, Acevedo JC, Gorawara-Bhat R, Quinn MT, Burnet DL, Chin MH. “One can learn from other people’s experiences”: Latino adults’ preferences for peer-based diabetes interventions. Diabetes Educ. 2012 Sep; 38(5): 733–741. PMCID: PMC3480219
Peek ME, Wilkes AE, Roberson TS, Goddu AP, Nocon RS, Tang H, Quinn MT, Bordenave KK, Huang ES, Chin MH. Early lessons from an initiative on Chicago’s south side to reduce disparities in diabetes care and outcomes. Health Aff (Millwood). 2012 Jan; 31(1): 177-86. PMCID: PMC3697906
Lewis SE, Nocon RS, Tang H, Park SY, Vable AM, Casalino LP, Huang ES, Quinn MT, Burnet DL, Summerfelt WT, Birnberg JM, Chin MH. Patient-centered medical home characteristics and staff morale in safety net clinics. Arch Intern Med. 2012 Jan 9; 172(1): 23-31. PMCID: PMC3752653 [The first and second authors made equal contributions to the research]
Birnberg JM, Drum ML, Huang ES, Casalino LP, Lewis S, Vable AM, Tang H, Quinn MT, Burnet DL, Summerfelt T, Chin MH. Development of a safety net medical home scale in clinics. J Gen Intern Med. 2011 Dec; 26(12): 1418–1425. PMCID: PMC3235610
Choudry S, Solomon M, Davis D, Lipton R, Darukhanavala A, Steenes A, Selvaraj K, Gliessen K, Love L, Salahuddin R, McClinton-Powell L, Embil FK, Huo D, Chin MH, Quinn MT, Burnet DL. Power-Up: A collaborative after-school program to prevent obesity in African American children. Prog Community Health Partnersh. 2011 Winter; 5(4): 363-73. PMCID: PMC3601906
Burnet DL, Plaut AJ, Wolf SA, Huo D, Solomon MC, Dekayie G, Quinn MT, Lipton R, Chin MH. Reach-Out: A family-based diabetes prevention program for African American youth. J Natl Med Assoc. 2011 Mar; 103(3): 269-77. PMID: 21671531
Peek ME, Odoms-Young A, Quinn MT, Gorawara-Bhat R, Wilson SC, Chin MH. Racism in healthcare: Its relationship to shared decision-making and health disparities: Response to Bradby. Soc Sci Med. 2010 Jul; 71(1): 13–17. PMCID: PMC3244674
Peek ME, Odoms-Young A, Quinn MT, Gorawara-Bhat R, Wilson SC, Chin MH. Race and shared decision-making: Perspectives of African-Americans with diabetes. Soc Sci Med. 2010 Jul; 71(1): 1–9. PMCID: PMC2885527
Peek ME, Wilson ST, Gorawara-Bhat R, Odoms-Young A, Quinn MT, Chin MH. Barriers and facilitators to shared decision-making among African-Americans with diabetes. J Gen Intern Med. 2009 Oct; 24(10): 1135–1139. PMCID: PMC2762499
Peek ME, Quinn MT, Gorawara-Bhat R, Odoms-Young A, Wilson SC, Chin MH. How is shared decision-making defined among African-Americans with diabetes? Patient Educ Couns. 2008 Sep; 72(3): 450–458. PMCID: PMC3339628
Graber JE, Huang ES, Drum ML, Chin MH, Walters AE, Heuer L, Tang H, Schaefer CT, Quinn MT. Predicting changes in staff morale and burnout at community health centers participating in the health disparities collaboratives. Health Serv Res. 2008 Aug; 43(4): 1403–1423. PMCID: PMC2517268
Cheung K, Moiduddin A, Chin MH, Drum ML, Brown SE, Graber JE, Heuer L, Quinn MT, Schaefer CT, Schlotthauer AE, Huang ES. The perceived financial impact of quality improvement efforts in community health centers. J Ambul Care Manage. 2008; 31(2): 111–119. PMCID: PMC2291345
Burnet DL, Plaut AJ, Ossowski K, Ahmad A, Quinn MT, Radovick S, Gorawara-Bhat R, Chin MH. Community and family perspectives on addressing overweight in urban, African-American youth. J Gen Intern Med. 2008 Feb; 23(2): 175–179. PMCID: PMC2359171
Schlichting JA, Quinn MT, Heuer LJ, Schaefer CT, Drum ML, Chin MH. Provider perceptions of limited health literacy in community health centers. Patient Educ Couns. 2007 Dec; 69(1-3): 114–120. PMCID: PMC2246059