Paul Quinlan, DO, MS

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NamePaul  Quinlan
TitleAssociate Professor
DepartmentDepartment of Psychiatry

Staff Profile:

Associate Professor
Vice Chair, MSU Biomedical IRB
Department of Psychiatry
West Fee Hall
909 Fee Road, Suite B117
East Lansing, MI 48824
(517) 353-3070, 

  • Medical Student and Resident Education
  • Assessment and Clinical Care of Children and Adolescents with Psychiatric Illnesses
  • Interests: The Epidemiology of Psychiatric Disorders in Infancy, Childhood and Adolescence, Ethics in Human Subject Research with emphasis on pediatrics and mental health, Methods for Providing Remote Behavioral and Mental Health Care in Youth and Adults, Providing Comprehensive Health Care to Impoverished Youth

Dr. Quinlan serves as the MSU event chair for the National Institute of Health Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research at Michigan State University offered through the MSU Human Research Protection Program Open link in new browser tab

Dr. Quinlan received his DO from Michigan State University in 1990.  During his medical school matriculation, he was awarded a National Institutes of Health Medical Student Research Fellowship.  He completed his osteopathic internship at Flint Osteopathic Hospital.  His general psychiatry residency, research fellowship, child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship, and an informatics fellowship were completed at the University of Michigan.  During his residency, he was awarded NIH Research Resident of the Year and National Institute of Mental Health Research Resident of the Year. Prior to his return to Michigan State University in 2003, Dr. Quinlan served as the Director of the University of Michigan Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Hospital for 5 years.  While as a full time medical school faculty member at MSU, Dr. Quinlan completed his M.S. in Epidemiology in MSU’s College of Human Medicine in 2007. He has served as either an investigator or co-investigator on several research studies at MSU. 

Currently, his research effort is on human subject research study application review as a vice-chair for the MSU Biomedical IRB and the research education of medical students, residents and faculty. Clinically, he evaluates and treats impoverished and underserved youth in urban and rural settings within the state of Michigan.

Dr. Quinlan maintains board certifications in general psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry through the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology of the American Board of Medical Specialties.