Margaret Quinn is a clinical associate professor and the specialty director for the pediatric nurse practitioner program in the School of Nursing at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, where she has worked since 2011. Prior to her work at Rutgers, she held teaching and curriculum development positions at colleges and universities throughout New Jersey. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Seton Hall University, her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Pennsylvania, and her Doctor of Nursing Practice from Rutgers.
Dr. Quinn’s special interests involve vaccination safety, childhood obesity and physical education activities, and the impact of post-traumatic stressors in children following natural disasters. Following 2012’s Hurricane Sandy, her research led her to recommend a number of school- and community-based initiatives to address post-traumatic stress in children. She also pioneered a curriculum integrating video games into the physical education curriculum in the middle school setting. This project has since been replicated at numerous schools statewide.
Dr. Quinn works at the national level on projects related to childhood obesity and prevention. One of her primary projects in this field involves developing partnerships between nurses and oral health providers to perform obesity screenings at each dental visit.
In her clinical practice as nurse practitioner, Dr. Quinn provides care for infants and children through direct consultation, collaboration, and referral with numerous New Jersey physicians in individual and group practices.