Deirdre Quinn

Graduate Teaching and Research Assistant, FMSC, Family Science
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Campus: UMD | Building: School of Public Health | Room: SPH 1228
Phone: 301-405-4015 |

Deirdre Quinn is a fourth-year Family Science doctoral candidate from Washington, DC. She graduated from Georgetown University with a BA in English and minors in French and Government.  She earned an MLitt. in Creative Writing from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, and an MSc. in Gender & Social Policy from the London School of Economics & Political Science, where her thesis focused on the conflict in the United States between religiously-sponsored health systems and the diverse communities they serve.  Most recently Deirdre has worked for an energy consulting firm as a proposal and grant writer; she has previously taught English at the high school and college level and is also a bartender!  Her research interests include reproductive health and family planning program design, implementation, and evaluation; the development of population, family planning and reproductive health policy; the intersection of religion and health; and young women's decision-making during the transition to adulthood.  In her free time, Deirdre loves to read, travel and update her book review blog.