Physician Patient

Katherine G. Quinn, PhD

Associate Professor and Associate Director, CAIR


  • Medical College of Wisconsin
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine

Contact Information


PhD, Public and Community Health, Medical College of Wisconsin
AM, Social Service Administration, University of Chicago
BA, Social Welfare and Justice, Marquette University

Research Experience

  • Health Status Disparities
  • HIV
  • Intersectionality
  • Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis
  • Public Health
  • Qualitative Research
  • Racism
  • Sexual and Gender Minorities
  • Sexual Behavior
  • Social Stigma
  • Social Support

Methodologies and Techniques

  • Mixed methods
  • Qualitative Research

Leadership Positions

  • Associate Director, Center for AIDS Intervention Research
  • Co-Director, Prevention and Implementation Sciences Training (PAIST) Lab

MCW Program / Core Facilities

  • Center for AIDS Intervention Research
  • Doctorate of Public Health Program
  • Public & Community Health PhD Program, Institute for Health & Equity

Research Interests

Dr. Quinn’s research focuses on understanding and addressing how intersectional discrimination and stigma influence health outcomes for Black sexual and gender minorities. She has a particular interest in research related to resilience, disparities in HIV treatment outcomes, HIV prevention and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), mental health, and community and police violence. Dr. Quinn has expertise in community engagement, qualitative, and mixed-methods research.