Sandra C. Quinn, PhD, MEd

Professor and Chair, Department of Family Science
Senior Associate Director, Maryland Center for Health Equity, School of Public Health, University of Maryland

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Dr. Quinn is Professor and Chair of the Department of Family Science and Senior Associate Director of the Maryland Center for Health Equity, School of Public Health at the University of Maryland. She is engaged in research related to the COVID-19 and influenza vaccines specifically focused on vaccine acceptance among African Americans and other communities of color, and crisis and emergency risk communication with a specific focus on minority populations. Dr. Quinn is currently co-PI on an MPowering the State grant, Predicting and Improving COVID-19 Vaccine Acceptance Among African Americans during the Coronavirus Pandemic. She is a member of the NIH-funded, COVID-19 Prevention Network (CoVPN) expert panel on older adults, the Maryland SARS CoV-2 Vaccine Technical Advisory Group, and the National Minority Quality Forum’s CDC COVID and Influenza Vaccination Cooperative Agreement. She was an appointed member of a National Academies Committee on Evidence-Based Practices for Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response (2018-2020)