Kathleen Quinn, PhD

Kathleen Quinn, PhD

Family and Community Medicine

Associate Teaching Professor
Associate Dean for Rural Health, School of Medicine



Kathleen Quinn, PhD, joined the University of Missouri School of Medicine’s Office of Rural Health in 2000 and was named Associate Dean for Rural Health in 2013. She leads the Rural Scholars Program (RSP), which is designed to provide students with ongoing exposure to rural medicine and guide them toward careers in the field. Throughout the years, she has established statewide partnerships with organizations, communities and hospital systems to ensure the RSP’s success.

Dr. Quinn has been the principal investigator on continuous grants from the Health Resources Services Administration and the Department of Health and Senior Services. She serves on health advisory boards for the United Way and the Missouri Hospital Association. She is a committee member for COMPASS (Contemplating Medicine, Patients, Self and Society) and the Medical Student Performance Evaluation committee, and she serves on the Committee for Respect and Civility in the Learning Environment.

Academic Information

Associate Teaching Professor
Associate Dean for Rural Health, School of Medicine


One Hospital Drive
LC346 Patient-Centered Care Learning Center
Columbia, MO 65212
United States

P. 573-884-2024

Research Interests

  • Rural health
  • Medical education
  • Women in medicine
  • Diversifying health professions.

Education & Training

Post-Graduate School

PhD: Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, University of Missouri

In the News


  • Contributions of US Medical Schools to Primary Care (2003-2014): Determining and Predicting Who Really Goes Into Primary Care.
    Fam Med. 2020;52(7):483-490.
    Deutchman M, Macaluso F, Chao J, Duffrin C, Hanna K, Avery DM, Onello E, Quinn K, Griswold MT, Alavi M, Boulger J, Bright P, Schneider B, Porter J, Luke S, Durham J, Hasnain M, James KA.
  • Utility of Dermatology Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO) sessions in the adult and paediatric population.
    J Telemed Telecare. 2019; DOI: 10.1177/1357633x19874200.
    Bridges C, Morris C, McElroy JA, Quinn K, Dyer J, Becevic M.
  • How we incorporated service learning into a medical student rural clinical training experience.
    Medical Teacher. 2016;38(4):353-357.
    Porter J, Quinn KJ, Kane KY, Stevermer JJ, Webb W.