Patrick D. Quinn, PhD
I use longitudinal studies of individuals and families to test hypotheses regarding the causes and consequences of alcohol and other substance use.
As a postdoctoral fellow in the Developmental Psychopathology Lab, I pursue a translational, epidemiologic approach to this work. That is, I analyze large health-record
databases to examine questions of etiology or treatment that cannot be wholly answered by randomized, controlled experiments.
My current research, which is supported by an NIH Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00), primarily examines prescribed opioid pain medications.
These ongoing studies use healthcare data to evaluate (a) the mental health and other characteristics of adolescents and adults who receive prescribed opioids in
real-world treatment and (b) associations between receiving opioids and subsequent risk of substance use problems and other adverse behavioral outcomes. Additionally,
I study the roles that ADHD and its pharmacological treatment play in risk of substance use problems.
I received my doctorate in clinical psychology from The University of Texas at Austin. As a graduate student, I focused on alcohol use and related problems among young people,
using methods including self-monitoring of real-world drinking, longitudinal and twin studies, and laboratory-based alcohol administration. I completed my APA-accredited
pre-doctoral internship at the Indiana University School of Medicine.
Quinn, P.D., Chang, Z., Hur, K., Gibbons, R.D., Lahey, B.B., Rickert, M.E., … D’Onofrio, B.M. (2017). ADHD medication and substance-related problems. American Journal of Psychiatry. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1176/appi.ajp.2017.16060686
Quinn, P.D., Hur, K., Chang, Z., Krebs, E.E., Bair, M.J., Scott, E.L., … D’Onofrio, B.M. (2017). Incident and long-term opioid therapy among patients with psychiatric conditions and medications: A national study of commercial healthcare claims. Pain, 158, 140-148.
Quinn, P.D., Rickert, M.E., Weibull, C.E., Johansson, A.L.V., Lichtenstein, P., Almqvist, C., … D’Onofrio, B.M. (2017). Association between maternal smoking during pregnancy and severe mental illness in offspring. JAMA Psychiatry, 74, 589-596.
Quinn, P.D., Pettersson, E., Lundström, S., Anckarsäter, H., Långström, N., Gumpert, C.H., … D’Onofrio, B.M. (2016). Childhood attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder symptoms and the development of adolescent alcohol problems: A prospective, population-based study of Swedish twins. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part B: Neuropsychiatric Genetics, 171, 958-970.
Quinn, P.D. & Harden, K.P. (2013). Behind the wheel and on the map: Genetic and environmental associations between drunk driving and other externalizing behaviors. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 122, 1166-1178.