Associate Professor of Social Work
Dr. Camille R. Quinn is an Associate Professor at the University of Michigan School of Social Work. She is also a health criminologist scholar whose research focuses on investigating the health and mental health equity of African American adolescents and young adults at the intersections of race, gender, health, and crime, with a specific focus on Black girls and young women. She is currently the PI of a National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities Loan Repayment award that is aimed at mental health disparities of Black girls who are involved with the youth punishment system, and a PI of the MacArthur Foundation’s Safety and Justice Challenge grant that is invested in increasing criminal justice reform at the local level.
Dr. Quinn has a presence in global health equity research, in which her work focuses on health and mental health disparities impacting women and girls. She is a former LEAD scholar at Washington University in St. Louis, where they directed research on depression among youth living with HIV in Kampala, Uganda. This experience has allowed her to develop the skills to spearhead multidisciplinary research teams, which is leading to the launch of an exploratory mixed-methods pilot study with local providers working with African and Indian immigrants in Detroit and Ann Arbor to gain an understanding of their risk for police contact.