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2016 Scholars

Camille R. Quinn, PhD, AM, LCSW

Camille R. Quinn

 

Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University College of Social Work

Dr. Camille R. Quinn is an Assistant Professor at The Ohio State University College of Social Work and a licensed clinical social worker. Her research examines mechanisms that underlie identification and treatment of mental health disparities for vulnerable youth with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. She earned her AM degree in Program Evaluation & Policy Analysis and Certificate in Health Administration and Policy from the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration. She also earned her PhD with foci in Public Health and Criminal Justice from the University of Illinois at Chicago Jane Addams College of Social Work. In 2013, she was one of ten national Scholars to complete the competitive NIMH Virtual Mentoring to Enhance Diversity in Mental Health Research Program for Suicidology. She received funding from the Provost and Alice J. Dan Dissertation awards from the University of Illinois at Chicago to complete her dissertation research about risk and protective factors, race, gender and recidivism of youth on probation in Cook County, Illinois.

Dr. Quinn completed a two-year NIMH T32 Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Center for the Study and Prevention of Suicide in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester Medical Center. She led a mixed methods pilot study of a cognitive-based intervention, Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET) to test its feasibility and acceptability with African American young adults with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders and court involvement in Rochester, NY.  She was awarded the University of Rochester Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender & Women’s Studies grant to fund her pilot study. Dr. Quinn’s future work will comprise a larger scale field test of NET to characterize the personal explanatory models of PTSD, race and therapy to inform the adaptation of NET for African American youth leaving correctional facilities.