Laurie Quinn, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAHA, CDE

  • Clinical Professor

Over the past 16 years, I have maintained a research program focusing on improving the health of people with diabetes and reducing the burden of diabetes complications. My research has examined the interaction of psychological (e.g., quality of life), behavioral (e.g., diabetes self-management) and physiological (e.g., substrate response to exercise) aspects of diabetes. My primary research focus, however, has been the study of metabolic alterations associated with diabetes mellitus, especially their role in the development of cardiovascular disease. My research endeavors have focused on examining the effect of aerobic exercise on the metabolic derangements of both type 1 and 2 diabetes. My recent work has used continuous glucose monitoring methodology in exploring the relationship between glycemic variability and physical activity. I am currently a co-Investigator an NIH-funded research project designed to develop subject-specific glucose prediction models in patients with type 1 diabetes from data obtained through actigraphy and continuous glucose monitoring.

Current Area of Teaching
  • Graduate Physiology and Pathophysiology
Selected Honors & Awards
  • 2001 Academy of Distinguished Teachers (University of Illinois at Chicago) 
  • 2002 Graduate Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence, University of Illinois, College of Nursing
  • 2003 American Diabetes Association, Northern Illinois Area: Outstanding Volunteer (Nov 2003)
  • 2006 SAGE Mentoring Award
  • 2011 Fellow in American Academy of Nursing
  • 2012 University of Illinois at Chicago Graduate Mentoring Award
Selected Publications
  • Quinn, L. (2004). Educating patients with diabetes about cardiovascular disease risk. Progress in Cardiovascular Nursing, 19(3), 107-113. 
  • Fritschi, C., Quinn, L., Penckofer, S., & Surdyk, P. M. (2009). Continuous glucose monitoring: The experience of women with type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Educator, doi: 0145721709355835 [pii]
  • Eren-Oruklu, M., Cinar, A., Quinn, L., & Smith, D. (2009). Adaptive control strategy for regulation of blood glucose levels in patients with type 1 diabetes. Journal of Process Control, 19(8), 1333-1346. doi: 10.1016/j.jprocont.2009.04.004
  • Eren-Oruklu, M., Cinar, A., Quinn, L., & Smith, D. (2009). Estimation of Future Glucose Concentrations with Subject-Specific Recursive Linear Models. Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics, 11(4), 243-253. doi: 10.1089/dia.2008.0065
  • Michaliszyn, S. F., Shaibi, G. Q., Quinn, L., Fritschi, C., & Faulkner, M. S. (2009). Physical fitness, dietary intake, and metabolic control in adolescents with type 1 diabetes. Pediatric Diabetes, 10(6), 389-394. doi: 10.1111/j.1399-5448.2009.00500. 
  • Eren-Oruklu, M., Cinar, A., & Quinn, L. (2010). Hypoglycemia prediction with subject-specific recursive time-series models. Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology, 4(1), 25-33. 
  • Faulkner, M. S., Quinn, L., & Fritschi, C. (2010). Microalbuminuria and heart rate variability in adolescents with diabetes. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 24(1), 34-41. doi: S0891-5245(09)00026-1 [pii]
  • Fritschi, C., & Quinn, L. (2010). Fatigue in patients with diabetes: a review. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 69(1), 33-41. doi: S0022-3999(10)00062-0 [pii] 
  • Calvin, D., Quinn, L.¸ Dancy, B., Park, C., Fleming, S.G., Smith, E., Fogelfeld, L. (2011). African Americans' Perception of Risk for Diabetes Complications. Diabetes Educator, 37(5) 689-698
  • Quinn, L., Hacker, E., Park, H., Martyn-Nemeth, P., & Kujath, A. (2011). Quality of Life and Eating Behaviors in Type 1 Diabetes. Diabetes 60 (Suppl 1), A232.
  • Penckofer, S., Quinn, L, Byrn M, Ferrans C, Miller M, Strange P. (2012). Does glycemic variability impact mood and quality of life? Diabetes Technol Ther 14(4): 303-310.
  • Eren-Oruklu, M., A. Cinar, Rollins, D.K., Quinn, L. (2012) Adaptive system identification for estimating future glucose concentrations and hypoglycemia alarms." Automatica, 48 1892-1897 doi: 10.1016/j.automatica.2012.05.076
  • Fritschi C, Quinn L, Hacker ED, Penckofer SM, Wang E, Foreman M, Ferrans CE. (2012). Fatigue in women with type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Educator 38(5):662-72. 
  • Bayrak, E.S., Turksoy, K., Cinar, A., Quinn, L., Littlejohn, E., Rollins, D. (2013). Hypoglycemia Early Alarm Systems Based On Recursive Autoregressive Partial Least Squares Models. Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology, 7(1) 206-214.
Current Research

R01 DK085611-01(PI: A. Cinar, Illinois Institute of Technology)
NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Multivariable Closed-Loop Technologies for Physically Active Young Adults
With Type 1 Diabetes

UIC College of Nursing Internal Research Support Program.
Pilot Study: Factors Influencing Exercise Intolerance in Heart Failure.
Role: PI

UIC College of Nursing Internal Research Support Program.
Measurement of Insulin Resistance in Older Adolescents and
Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes
Role: Co-PI

Advancing Interprofessional Education and Clinical Expertise using
Technology in Advanced Practice Nursing (PI: J. Berry)
Role: Co-I