Lauretta Quinn, BSN, MSN, PhD
Clinical Associate Professor
Department of Biobehavioral Health Science
UIC College of Nursing
845 South Damen Avenue (MC 802)
Chicago, IL 60612-7350
Research / Discovery
Dr. Quinn has extensive experience in the clinical management of patients with diabetes mellitus (DM), and she studies physiological mechanisms that contribute to cardiovascular risk in adults with diabetes. Specifically, she studies the effects of aerobic and resistance exercise training on the metabolic determinants of cardiovascular disease in diabetic patients (i.e., insulin resistance, oxidative stress, lipid and lipoprotein abnormalities). Her earlier research focused on the effects of acute aerobic exercise on insulin sensitivity during the post-exercise recovery period. In subsequent work, she explored the use of a variety of methods used to measure insulin resistance. A major focus of her work is examining the influence of exercise mode and timing on postprandial metabolism.
Teaching / Learning
Dr. Quinn teaches graduate level physiology, pathophysiology, and clinical management of common health problems.
Service / Practice
Dr. Quinn is active in the American Diabetes Association (ADA), Northern Illinois Area. She was a member of the board of directors and has served as chairperson of the Community Outreach and Education Committee. For many years, she has participated in the ADA summer camp for children and is currently Health Team Coordinator for Triangle D Camp.
Current Research Projects: