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Charlene C. Quinn, PhD, RN

Academic Title:

Associate Professor

Primary Appointment:

Epidemiology & Public Health

Additional Title:

Adjunct Associate Professor, UMCP School of Public Health; Adjunct Associate Professor, UMBC, Department of Sociology

Location:

660 W. Redwood Street, Howard Hall-Suite 215 Baltimore, MD 21201-1596

Phone (Primary):

(410) 706-2406

Fax:

(410) 706-4433

Education and Training

1976: B.S.N. Duke University, Magna Cum Laude
1981: M.S. University of Maryland Baltimore, Gerontological Nursing (Honors)
1998: Ph.D. The Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, Health Services Research

Research/Clinical Keywords

Older adults, mobile health, telehealth, diabetes, chronic disease, health policy

Highlighted Publications

Quinn C.C., Gruber-Baldini AL, Shardell M, Weed K, Clough SS, Peeples M, Terrin M, Bronich-Hall L, Barr E, Lender D. Mobile Diabetes Intervention Study: Testing a Personalized Treatment/Behavioral Communication Intervention for Blood Glucose Control. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 30 (4) 2009, 334-346. PMID: 19250979. Epub February 27, 2009.

Quinn, C.C., Gruber-Baldini, A.L., Port, C.L., May, C., Stuart, B., Hebel, J.R., Zimmerman, S., Burton, L., Zuckerman, I.H., Fahlman, C., Magaziner J. The Role of Nursing Home Admission and Dementia Status on Diabetes Care. Journal of American Geriatrics Society, 57:1628–1633, 2009. PMID: 19682125/PMCID: PMC3010243.

Quinn, C.C., Shardell, M, Terrin, M., Barr, E., Ballew, S., Gruber-Baldini, A.L., A Cluster Randomized Trial of a Mobile Phone Personalized Behavioral Intervention for Blood Glucose Control, Diabetes Care, 34 (9), 2011, 1934-42. Epub July 25, 2011. PMID: 21788632/PMCID: PMC3161305.

Quinn, C.C., Shardell, M.D, Terrin, M.L., Barr, E.A., Park, D., Shaikh, F., Guralnik, J.M., Gruber-Baldini, A.L., Mobile Diabetes Intervention for Glycemic Control in 45 to 64 Year Old Persons with Type 2 Diabetes, Journal of Applied Gerontology, August 6, 2014. 0733464814542611

Burke, L.E., Kristen, M.J., Azar, Bennett, G.G. Ma, J., Peterson, E., Quinn, C.C., Riley, W., Shah, S.H., Spring, B., Steinberger, J., Stephens, J., Suffoletto, B., Turan, T.N., Zheng, Y. Scientific Statement: Current Science on Consumer Use of Technology for CVD Prevention. Circulation. 2015;132(12):1157-213.

Cross, R.K., Jambaulikar, G., Langenberg, P., Tracy, J.K., Collins, J.F., Katze, J, Quinn, C.C. TELEmedicine for Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease(TELE-IBD); Design and Implementation of Randomized Clinical Trial. ContemporaryClinical Trials. 2015, Vol 42, p132-144.

Quinn, C. C., Swasey, K., Crabbe, J.C., Shardell, M., Terrin, M., Barr, E., Gruber- Baldini, A., The Impact of a Mobile Diabetes Health Intervention on Diabetes Distress and Depression Among Adults: Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of Medical Internet Research, mHealth, uHealth. 2017. 5 (12):e183. DOI: 10.2196/mhealth.8910.  

Quinn, C. C., Butler, E., Swasey, K., Shardell, M., Terrin, M., Barr, E., Gruber-Baldini, A., Mobile Diabetes Intervention Study: A Mixed Methods Analysis of Patient Engagement and Impact on Blood Glucose. Journal of Medical Internet Research, mHealth, uHealth. 2018. 6 (2): e31. 10.2196/mhealth.9265

Quinn, C. C., Swasey, K., Shardell, M., Torrain, J., Terrin, M., Barr, E., Gruber-Baldini, A., Health Service  Utilization Implications of a Diabetes Mobile Health Intervention. Journal Medical Internet Research, mHealth,uHealth, 2018;6(10):e10776,  doi:10.2196/10776.

 

 

Additional Publication Citations

Peer-reviewed journal articles

1. Baumgarten M, Lebel P, Laprise H, Leclerc C, Quinn, C.C. Adult day care for the frail elderly: Outcomes, satisfaction, and cost. Journal of Aging and Health, 14, 2002, 381-386. PMID: 11995742. [Contributed to data analysis and interpretation; revised manuscript]

2. Van Doorn C, Gruber-Baldini A, Zimmerman S, Hebel JR, Baumgarten, M, Quinn C.C., Magaziner J. Dementia as a risk factor for falls and fall injuries among nursing home residents. Journal of American Geriatrics Society, 51 (9), 2003,1213-1218. [Co-investigator; contributed to data analysis and interpretation; drafted and revised manuscript]

3. Resnick B, Quinn C.C., Simpson M, Baxter S. Testing the Feasibility and Effectiveness of Two Clinical Guidelines in Long Term Care. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, January/February, 2004,1-8. PMID: 14706122. [Contributed to study design, data analysis and interpretation; drafted and revised manuscript]

4. Resnick, B., Quinn, C.C., Simpson, M., Baxter, S. Clinical outcomes following implementation of the pain and falls AMDA clinical guidelines. Pride Institute of Long Term Care. January, 2004. [Co-Investigator; contributed to study design, data analysis and interpretation; drafted and revised manuscript]

5. Magaziner, J., Zimmerman, S., Gruber-Baldini, A.L., van Doorn, C., Hebel, J.R., German, P., Burton, L., Taler, G., May, C., Quinn, C.C., Port, C.L., & Baumgarten, M. for the Epidemiology of Dementia in Nursing Homes Research Group. Mortality and adverse health events during the two years following nursing home entry in newly admitted nursing home residents with and without dementia. Journal of American Geriatrics Society, 53 (11) 2005, 1858-1866. PMID: 16274365. [Co-investigator; contributed to study analysis plan, data analysis and interpretation; drafted and revised manuscript]

6. Stuart, B., Gruber-Baldini, A.L., Fahlman, C., Quinn, C.C., Burton, L., Zuckerman, I.H., Hebel, J.R., Zimmerman, S., Singhal, P.K., Magaziner, J. Medicare Cost Differences Between Nursing Home Patients Admitted with and without Dementia. Gerontologist, 45, (4), 2005, 505-515. PMID: 16051913. [Co-investigator; contributed to study analysis plan, data analysis and interpretation; drafted and revised manuscript]

7. Stuart, B., Shaffer, T., Simoni-Wastila, L., Zuckerman, I., Quinn, C.C. Variation in Antidiabetic Medication Intensity Among Medicare Beneficiaries with Diabetes Mellitus. American Journal of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy, 5 (3), 2007, 195-208. PMID: 17996659. [Contributed to data analysis and interpretation; revised manuscript]

8. Zimmerman, S., Gruber-Baldini, A.L., Hebel, J., Burton, L., Boockvar, K., Taler, G., Quinn, C. C. Magaziner, J. Nursing Home Characteristics Related to Medicare Costs for Residents with and without Dementia. American Journal of Alzeheimers Disease and Other Dementias, 23 (1), 2008 57-65. PMID: 18276958. [Co-investigator; contributed to study analysis plan, data analysis and interpretation; drafted and revised manuscript]

9. Quinn, C.C., Clough, S., Minor, J., Lender, D., Gruber-Baldini, A., Okafor, M. WellDoc™ Mobile Diabetes Management Randomized Control Trial: Change in Clinical and Behavioral Outcomes, Patient and Physician Satisfaction. Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics, 10 (3), 2008, 160-168. PMID: 18473689. [Principal Investigator; designed and conducted study; led data analysis and interpretation; wrote manuscript]

10. Quinn, C.C., Port CL, Zimmerman S, Gruber-Baldini AL, Kasper JD, Fleshner I, Yody

B, Loome J, Magaziner J. Short-Stay Nursing Home Rehabilitation Patients: Transitional Care Problems Pose Research Challenges. Journal of American Geriatrics Society, 56 (10), 2008, 1940–1945. Epub August 4, 2008. PMID: 18691277/PMCID:2596274/NIHMS:64899 [Principal Investigator; designed and conducted study; led data analysis and interpretation; wrote and revised manuscript]

11. Marx, K., Quinn, C.C. Male Osteoporosis: Policy Gaps in Prevention and Treatment. Journal of Aging and Social Policy, 21 (2), 2009, 119-129. PMID: 19333837. [Faculty mentor; drafted and revised manuscript]

12. Rich, S., Gruber-Baldini, A., Quinn, C.C., Zimmerman, S. Discussion as a Factor in the Racial Disparity in Advance Directive Completion at Nursing Home Admission. Journal of American Geriatrics Society, 57 (1), 2009, 146-52. PMID: 19170791/PMCID: PMC3005553.[Faculty mentor; edited manuscript]

13. Quinn C.C., Gruber-Baldini AL, Shardell M, Weed K, Clough SS, Peeples M, Terrin M, Bronich-Hall L, Barr E, Lender D. Mobile Diabetes Intervention Study: Testing a Personalized Treatment/Behavioral Communication Intervention for Blood Glucose Control. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 30 (4) 2009, 334-346. PMID: 19250979. Epub February 27, 2009. [Principal Investigator; designed and conducted study; led data analysis and interpretation; wrote and edited manuscript]

14. Quinn, C.C., Gruber-Baldini, A.L., Port, C.L., May, C., Stuart, B., Hebel, J.R., Zimmerman, S., Burton, L., Zuckerman, I.H., Fahlman, C., Magaziner J. The Role of Nursing Home Admission and Dementia Status on Diabetes Care. Journal of American Geriatrics Society, 57:1628–1633, 2009. PMID: 19682125/PMCID: PMC3010243. [Co-Investigator; designed analysis plan; led data analysis and interpretation; wrote and edited manuscript]

15. Gruber-Baldini, A.L., Stuart, S., Zuckerman, I., Hsu, V.D., Boockvar, K.S., Zimmerman, S., Kittner, S., Quinn, C.C., Hebel, J.R., May, C. & Magaziner, J. (2009). Sensitivity of nursing home cost comparisons to method of dementia diagnosis ascertainment. International Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, 2009, Article ID 780720, 10 pages. Open Access Journal, accessible at: http://www.sage-hindawi.com/journals/ijad/2009/780720.ref.html. NIHMSID 159037. [Co-investigator; contributed to study analysis plan; edited manuscript]

16. Horn, S.D., Siobhan, S., Sharkey, S.S., Hudak, S., Smout, R.J., Quinn, C.C., Yody, B., Fleshner, I. Beyond CMS Quality Measure Adjustments: Identifying Key Resident and Nursing Home Facility Factors Associated with Quality Measures, Journal of American Medical Directors Association, 11 (7), 2010, 500-5, Epub April 3, 2010. PMID: 20816338. [Contributed to study analysis plan, data analysis and interpretation; drafted and edited manuscript]

17. Quinn, C.C., Royak-Schaler, R., Lender, D., Steinle, N., Gadalla, S., Zhan, M. Patient Understanding of Diabetes Self-Management: Implications for Mobile Messaging in Diabetes Care, Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology, 5 (3), 2011, 723-730. PMID: 21722588. DOI: 10.1177/19322968110050032 [Planned analysis and interpreted data; drafted and revised manuscript]

18. Quinn, C.C., Shardell, M, Terrin, M., Barr, E., Ballew, S., Gruber-Baldini, A.L., A Cluster Randomized Trial of a Mobile Phone Personalized Behavioral Intervention for Blood Glucose Control, Diabetes Care, 34 (9), 2011, 1934-42. Epub July 25, 2011. PMID: 21788632/PMCID: PMC3161305. [Principal Investigator; designed and conducted study; led data analysis and interpretation; wrote and revised manuscript]

19. Quinn, C.C., Sareh, P.L., Shardell, M.D., Terrin, M.L., Barr, E.A, Gruber-Baldini, A.L., Mobile Diabetes Intervention for Glycemic Control: Impact on Physician Prescribing, Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology. Epub February 5, 2014. March, 2014, 8: 362-370. DOI:10.1177/1932296813514503 [Principal Investigator; designed and conducted study; led data analysis and interpretation; wrote and revised manuscript]

20. Kumar, S, Nilsen, W., Abernethy, A., Atienza, A., Patrick, K., Pavel, M., Riley, W.T., Shar, A., Spring, B., Spruijt-Metz, D., Hedeker, D., Honavar, V., Kravitz, R.L., Lefebvre, R.C., Mohr, D.C., Murphy, A., Quinn, C.C., Shusterman, V., Swendeman, D., Exploring Innovative Methods to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Mobile Health, American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 2013;45(2):228–236. DOI: 10.1016/j.amepre.2013.03.017 [NIH invited workshop member; edited manuscript]

21. Greenwood, D.A., Young, H.M., Quinn, C.C., Telehealth remote monitoring systematic review: Structured self-monitoring of blood glucose and impact on A1C, Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology. Epub February 21, 2014. DOI: 10.1177/1932296813519311. [Doctoral dissertation committee member; advised analysis, drafted and edited manuscript]

22. Spruijt-Metz, D., Cook, L., O’Reilly, Gillian A., Page, Kathleen A., Quinn, Charlene C., Behavioral Contributions to the Pathogenesis of Type 2 Diabetes, Current Diabetes Reports, Epub March 7, 2014. 14:475. DOI 10.1007/s11892-014-0475-3 [Invited co-author, drafted and edited manuscript]

23. Quinn, C.C., Shardell, M.D, Terrin, M.L., Barr, E.A., Park, D., Shaikh, F., Guralnik, J.M., Gruber-Baldini, A.L., Mobile Diabetes Intervention for Glycemic Control in 45 to 64 Year Old

Persons with Type 2 Diabetes, Journal of Applied Gerontology, August 6, 2014

0733464814542611. doi: 10.1177/0733464814542611. [Principal Investigator; designed and conducted study; led data analysis and interpretation; wrote and edited manuscript]

24. Xinyi Ng, Quinn, C.C., Burcu, M., Harrington, D.Assessment of an expanded functional disability scale for older adults with diabetes. Journal of Applied Gerontology. Published online first on December 18, 2014 as doi:10.1177/0733464814563607. [Contributed to data analysis and interpretation, drafted and edited manuscript]

25. Quinn, C.C., Crabbe, J.C.F., Shardell, M.D., Terrin, M.L., Barr, E.A., Gruber-Baldini, A.L.,

Mobile Diabetes Health Intervention: Impact on Diabetes Distress and Depression Among

Adults. Health Psychology (In review). [Principal Investigator; designed and conducted

study; led data analysis and interpretation; wrote and edited manuscript]

26. Quinn, C.C., Khokhar, B., Weed, K., Barr, E.A., Gruber-Baldini, A.L., Older Adult Self-

Efficacy Study of Mobile Phone Diabetes Management. Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics, 2015, 17 (6) doi:1089/dia.2014.0341.[Principal Investigator; designed and conducted study; led data analysis and interpretation; wrote and edited manuscript]

27. Burke, L.E., Kristen, M.J., Azar, Bennett, G.G. Ma, J., Peterson, E., Quinn, C.C., Riley, W., Shah, S.H., Spring, B., Steinberger, J., Stephens, J., Suffoletto, B., Turan, T.N., Zheng, Y.Scientific Statement: Current Science on Consumer Use of Technology for CVD Prevention.Circulation. 2015;132(12):1157-213. [Invited co-author, lead author of diabetes section, drafted and edited manuscript]

28. Greenwood, D.A.,Blozia, S.A., Young, H.M., Nesbitt, T.S., Quinn, C.C. Overcoming Clinical Inertia: A Randomized Clinical Trial of a Web-Based Telehealth Remote Monitoring Intervention Using Paired Glucose Testing in Adults with Type 2 Diabetes. Journal of Medical Internet Review. 2015 Jul 21; 17 (7):e178. doi: 10.2196/jmir.4112). [Contributed to data analysis and interpretation, drafted and edited manuscript]

29. Cross, R.K., Jambaulikar, G., Langenberg, P., Tracy, J.K., Collins, J.F., Katze, J, Quinn, C.C. TELEmedicine for Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease(TELE-IBD); Design and Implementation of Randomized Clinical Trial. Contemporary Clinical Trials. 2015, Vol 42, p132-144. [Contributed to study design and  implementation, drafted and edited manuscript].

30. Stuart, B., F. Hendrick, M. Dai, N. Brandt, C. Quinn, et.al. Discontinuance of Oral Drugs Among Medicare Beneficiaries with Diabetes: Different Factors Predict Short vs. Long Periods Without Drug Therapy. (In review). [Co-Investigator; contributed to study design, data analyses, edited manuscript].

31. Stuart, B. Shen, X. Quinn, C. Brandt., Roberto, P., Loh, F., Hendrick, F., Kim, C., Huang X., Raipathak, S. Proximal Predictors of Long-Term Discontinuance with Noninsulin Antihyperglycemic Agents. Journal of Managed Care and Specialty Pharmacy, 2016, Vol 22 (9), 1019-1027b [Co-Investigator; contributed to study design, data analyses, edited manuscript].

32. Wallace, B., Chard, S., Reese, A., Roth, E., Quinn, C., Eckert, K. Understanding the Subjective Experience of Medication Adherence for Older Urban African-Americans with Type II Diabetes and a History of Illicit Drug Addiction. Journal of Aging and Health (accepted). [Co-Investigator, contributed to study design, data analyses, edited  manuscript].

33. Copeland, L., Basu, R., Cho, J., Zeber, J.E., Stock, E.M., Ahmedani, B.K., Quinn, C.C.  Multiple Chronic Conditions Among Males with Hip Fractures. (Gerontologist, in review). [Co-Investigator; contributed to study design, data analyses, edited manuscript].

34. Chard, S., Wallace, B., Roth, E., Girling, L., Rubinstein, R., Reese, A., Quinn, C.C., Eckert, K. Successful Aging among African-American Older Adults with Type 2Diabetes. Journal of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences,2016, Online early. Special Issue on Successful Aging, 2.0: Conceptual Expansion for the21st Century). [Co- Investigator, contributed to study design, data analyses. Invited  manuscript, edited manuscript]

Clinical Specialty Details

Geriatric nursing; specialize in diabetes

Awards and Affiliations

1985 Alumni of the Year, Duke University School of Nursing

2007 VHA-Awarded Special Advancement for Achievement in "Recognition of Demonstrated Excellence in Performance". Awarded by the VHA Nurse Professional Standards Board for "1) noted contribution in some phase (clinical) of nursing; and 2) a steady progress toward professional (national) goal for the improvement of patient care in relation to her exemplary efforts."

2009 VHA-Awarded Special Advancement for Achievement in "Recognition of Demonstrated Excellence in Performance". Awarded by the Nurse Professional Standards Board as identified by the Associate Director for Patient Care Services and supported by the Medical Center, for "her commitment to the nursing profession and the care of the diabetic patient."

2012 MIPS 25th Anniversary Faculty Impact Award, University of Maryland Baltimore Campus. "In recognition for outstanding contributions to the MIPS Program and generating economic impact for the State of Maryland".

2012 NIH, Office of Behavioral and Social Science Research. Pioneer Spotlight Video. http://www.nih.gov/health/clinicaltrials/stories/diabetes.htm

2012 NIH, Director’s Blog. http://directorsblog.nih.gov/mobile-health-figuring-out-what-works/.

2014 American Academy of Nursing Fellow. 2,200 Fellows are nursing leaders in education, management, practice and research.

In the News

Print/Television/Radio Interviews

1.Discoveries and Breakthroughs Inside Science. "Cell Phones Manage Diabetes"

Epidemiologists Use Wireless Technology To Improve Blood Sugar Monitoring, September 1, 2008. http://www.sciencedaily.com/videos/2008/0902-cell_phones_manage_diabetes.htm

2.CBS News Health Watch, "Using Cell Phone Apps In Good Health", July 12, 2010.

3.jacksonville.com, "Patients using cell phones to fight diabetes, other diseases", August 13, 2010.

4.Science Daily, "Cell Phone Technology Helps Patients Manage Diabetes", August 1, 2011.

5. medicalxpress.com, "Study finds that mobile phone technology helps patients manage diabetes", August 1, 2011.

6.Wall Street Journal, "Ring! Time for Blood Test", August 2, 2011.

7.Yahoo News-India, "Soon, manage your diabetes with your mobile phone!", August 2, 1011.

8.American Medical Association News, "Diabetes app found helpful in managing condition", August 17, 2011.

9.dailyRX.com, "A Diabetes Coach in Your Phone, Blood sugar levels reduced in type 2 diabetes patients", September 24, 2011.

10. Endocrinology Today, "Mobile technologies changing models for diabetes management", October, 2011.

11. Reuters.com, "Mixed results on computer-based support for diabetes" (comments from Cochrane Review, "Computer-based diabetes self-management interventions for adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus", March 28, 2013.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/28/us-mixed-results-computer-support- idUSBRE92R0U720130328

Local

1. Interviewed by Kelly Lynn onJuly 29, 2008 at 6:55 pm for WJZ-TV Health Watch Program. "Cell Phones May Help Keep Diabetics Healthy."

2. Interviewed on August 1, 2011 for 1090AM WBAL. "Manage Your Diabetes With Your Cell Phone." http://www.wbal.com/absolutenm/templates/?a=77923&z=10

3. Interviewed by Mary Bubala on August 5, 2011 at 6:58 pm for WJZ-TV Health Watch Program "Mobile Phone Software Helps Manage Type 2 Diabetes."

http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2011/08/05/mobile-phone-software-helps-manage-type-2-diabetes

Community Service

National Service

2012-2018 Convener, Technology and Aging Special Interest Group. Gerontological Society of America.

2015-2017 Co-Chair, International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics, for the 2017 World Congress on Aging, Technology and Aging Planning Committee.

Professional Activity

Professional Society Membership

  • 1978-present: Member, Gerontological Society of America
  • 2007-present: Member, American Diabetes Association
  • 2014-Present: Member, American Nurses Association
  • 2014-present: Fellow, American Academy of Nurses