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College of Public Health

Megan Quinn

Megan Quinn, DrPH, MSc

Associate Professor, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology

Coordinator, Global Health Initiatives

Coordinator, Global Health Certificate

Manager, Tennessee Stroke Registry at ETSU
423-439-4427 /
149E Lamb Hall



DrPH (2012) Epidemiology
East Tennessee State University College of Public Health

M.Sc. (2009) Public Health Research
University of Edinburgh College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine

BA (2005) Psychology
Wesleyan College


  • Interprofessional Perspectives on Global Health – Study Abroad (EPID 5700)
  • Infectious Disease Epidemiology (EPID 5430)
  • Field Epidemiology (EPID 6435)
  • Cancer Epidemiology (EPID 6450)
  • Epidemiology I (EPID 5400)
  • Epidemiology II (EPID 5405)


Adverse Child Experiences (ACEs) and adult health outcomes, global health, health disparities


Zheng, S., Holt, N., Strasser, S., Morrell, C., Quinn, M. (2018) Prevalence and Risk Factors for Adolescent Obesity in Tennessee Using the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) Data: An Analysis Using Stratified Hierarchical Logistic Regression. International Journal of High Risk Behaviors and Addiction. (accepted January 2018). 

O’Connell, B., Quinn, M., Scheuerman, P., Slawson, D. (2018). Biosand Water Filter Evaluation: Pilot Study of Field Use Indicators. Journal of Water Supply: Research and Technology. 

Owusu, D., Wang, K., Quinn, M., Aibangbee, J., John, R., Mamudu, H. (2018). Health-care provider intervention and utilization of cessation assistance in 12 low- and middle-income countries. Nicotine and Tobacco Research, nty028, 

Ogunleye, O.O., O’Connell, B.J., Quinn, M.A., Florence L.C., Shirely, K. (2018). Pap Utilization Survey in Nueva Vida, Nicaragua: Professional and Health Promotoras Partnership. Journal of Social, Behavioral, and Health Sciences, 12: 1, 1-16. 

Quinn, M., Caldara, G., Collins, K., Owens, H., Ozodiegwu, I., Loudermilk, E., Stinson, J. (2018). Methods for Understanding Childhood Trauma: Modifying the Adverse Childhood Experiences International Questionnaire for Cultural Competency. International Journal of Public Health, 63: 149. 

Decosimo, A., Hanson, J., Boland, C.B., Slawson, D., Littleton, M., Quinn, M. (2017). Process Evaluation: Playing to Live! A Community Psychosocial Arts Program during Ebola. Journal of Social, Behavioral, and Health Sciences. 11 (1) 176-199. 

Curtis, A., Quinn, M., Obenauer, J. (2017). Improving local health response to Dengue, Chikungunya, and Zika in a data poor, informal community in Nicaragua. Applied Geography. 87, 197-206.

Hanson, J., Faley, P., Quinn, M. (2017). Analysis of the Liberia Ebola survivors’ support system (ESSS). Integrative Journal of Global Health. 1 (2). 

Owusu, D., Quinn, M., Wang, K., Aibangbee, J., Mamudu, H. (2017). Intention to quit smoking in 14 low and middle income countries based on the transtheoretical model. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 178, 425-429. 

Terry, P. D., Knight, M., Bollig, R., Heidel, R. E., Miller, P., Quinn, M. A., Daly, B. & Goldman, M. (2017). Overreliance on Standardized Protocols: A Pilot Study of Surgical Residents and Fellows. The American Surgeon83 (5). e159-e161. 

O’Connell, B.J., Quinn, M.A., Scheuerman, P., Slawson, D., and Ogunleye, O.  (2017). Review of Biosand Water Filters. Waterlines. Vol 36, Issue 3. 

O’Connell, B.J., Quinn, M.A., Scheuerman, P. (2017). Risk factors of diarrheal disease in children among the East African countries of Burundi, Rwanda, and Tanzania. Global Journal of Medicine and Public Health. 6 (1). 

Hanson, J., Decosimo, A., Quinn, M. (2017). Diminished Quality of Life amongst Women affected by Ebola. Journal of Social, Behavioral, and Health Sciences. 10 (1), 112-133.

Stinson, J.D., Quinn, M.A., & Levenson, J.S. (2016).  The impact of trauma on the onset of mental health symptoms, aggression, and criminal behavior in an inpatient psychiatric sample.  Child Abuse & Neglect. 61, 13-22.

Glenn K.R., Masters P., Quinn, M. (2016). Alignment of Epidemiology Practice and Academic Competencies through Effective Collaboration. Frontiers in Public Health. (4), 68. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2016.00068. 

Zheng. S., Mogusu, E., Veeranki, S.P, Quinn, M.A., Cao, Y. (2016). The Relationship Between the Mean, Median and Mode with Grouped Data. Communications in Statistics - Theory and Methods. doi: 10.1080/03610926.2015.1081948. 

Quinn, M., Southerland, J., Richards, K., Slawson, D., Behringer, B., Johns-Wommack, R., Smith, S. (2016). Quantifying Collaboration using Himmelman's Strategies for Working Together: Findings from the Tennessee Coordinated School Health Program.  Health Education 116 (1), 34-49. 

Quinn, M., Alamian, A., Hillhouse, J.J., Scott, C., Turrisi, R., Baker, K. (2015) Prevalence and Sociodemograpic Correlates of Indoor Tanning among Female Teens in the United States. Preventive Medicine Reports, Vol 2, pp.40-43. 

Owusu, D., Quinn, M., Wang, K. (2015). Alcohol consumption, depression, insomnia, and colon cancer screening: racial differences. International Journal of High Risk Behaviors and Addiction 4 (2): e23424. 

Owusu, D., Longcoy, J., Quinn, M., Wang, K. (2014).  Relationship between Chronic Disease Conditions and Colon Cancer Screening: Results from the 2012 National Health Interview Survey Data. American Journal of Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention, Vol 2, 1. 

Publications Under Review

Ogunleye, O.O., O’Connell, B.J., Purohit, R.S., Mshamma, J., Mabiala, M., Quinn, M.A. (2018). Risk Factors for Diarrheal Disease among Under-Five Children in Regions of Sub-Saharan Africa. Social Science and Medicine. (submitted May 2018). 

Collins, C., Quinn, M., Littleton, M.A., Liu, Y. (2018) HIV- Related Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviors Among the General Population in a High-Risk County.  AIDS and Behavior (submitted April 2018). 

Decosimo, A., Hanson, J., Boland, C.B., Quinn, M. (2018). Playing to Live: the Outcome Evaluation of a Community Based Expressive Arts Mental Health Program During and Post Ebola. Global Mental Health. (submitted March 2018). 


Quinn, M. (April, 2018).  From Global to Local: Linkages of working in underserved, low-resource communities.  Moving Mountains: Local/Global Health Perspectives. Johnson City, TN. 

O’Connell, B., Quinn, M., Scheuerman, P., Slawson, D. (November, 2017). Biosand Water Filter Evaluation: Pilot Study of Field Use Indicators. American Public Health Association Meeting. Atlanta, GA.

Baker, K., Quinn, M., Ariyo, T., Peluso, Anthony, Smyth, M., Cano, A., Peterson, A., Mwirigi, K., Owens, H.O. (October, 2017). Exploring Adverse Childhood Experiences among mothers and daughters in south central Appalachia. Adverse Childhood Experiences Summit.  Asheville, NC. 

Quinn, M., Collins, K., Caldara, G., Owens, H., Ozodiegwu, I., Loudermilk, E., Stinson, J. (September, 2017). Modification of the adverse childhood experiences international questionnaire for cultural competency: methods for understanding childhood trauma in low-resource settings. Sexual Violence Research Initiative Forum. Rio de Janiero, Brazil.  

Owens, H., Loudermilk, E., Quinn, M. (September, 2017). Effects of physical and sexual abuse on mental health. Tennessee Public Health Association, Franklin, TN.  

Quinn, M., Obenauer, J., Curtis, A. (June, 2017). Spatial analysis of mosquito-borne illness prevalence in Nueva Vida, Nicaragua. Society for Epidemiologic Research. Seattle, WA.  

Johnson, S., Belcher, M., Moody, M., Quinn, M. (April, 2017). Collaboration between local health department and college of public health. Preparedness Summit. Atlanta, GA.  

Masters, P., Quinn, M., Galfano, G., Pettyjohn, S. (April, 2017). Highly infectious disease training for law enforcement/first responders: collaboration to strengthen preparedness capacity. Oral presentation and learning session. Preparedness Summit. Atlanta, Georgia.  

Quinn, M., Obenauer, J., Obure, R., Stinson, J. (June, 2016). Adverse Childhood Experiences in the United States: A descriptive analysis of the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System from 2011-2012. Academy Health. Boston, MA.  

Quinn, M., Obure, R., Shekiro, E., Stinson, J. (June, 2016). Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): Predictors of Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Victimization in a College Aged Sample. Society for Epidemiologic Research. Americas Congress of Epidemiology 2016. Miami, FL.  

Quinn, M. (April, 2016). Prevalence of Type II Diabetes in Ciudad Sandino, Nicaragua: The role of health promoters in disease estimation.  Oral presentation. Global Health and Innovation Conference, New Haven, Connecticut.  

Quinn, M.  (February, 2015). Raising awareness about cervical cancer in Nicaragua: Working with health promoters to increase Pap smear uptake. Oral presentation at Women on Wednesdays, East Tennessee State University. 

Quinn, M., Stinson, J. (August, 2014). Exposure to violence during childhood: Implications for adult health.  Oral presentation at the International Epidemiologic Association’s World Congress of Epidemiology 2014. Anchorage, AK.  


  • American Association of University Women

  • American Public Health Association

  • Consortium of Universities on Global Health

  • Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists

  • International Epidemiologic Association

  • Society for Epidemiologic Research

  • Tennessee Public Health Association

  • Women in Global Health Leadership


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