Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Professor of Pediatrics


Dr. McQuaid is Vice Chair of Academic Affairs, Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior and Professor of Pediatrics. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology (honors) from Yale University, and her PhD in Child Clinical Psychology from the University of Denver.  After her internship at the Children's National Medical Center, Dr. McQuaid completed a postdoctoral fellowship in child mental health research at Brown.  

Dr. McQuaid conducts her research and clinical activities at Rhode Island Hospital/Hasbro Children's Hospital, where she is the Director of Child Psychology.  Her work focuses on pediatric disease management and adherence to medical regimens in the context of health disparities.  Dr. McQuaid has been continuously funded by the NIH since 1998.

Dr. McQuaid is Director of the Divison of Clinical Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior (DPHB) at Brown. In this role and as the Vice Chair of the DPHB, she is the academic leader of the psychologists in the department, and responsible for the oversight of Clinical Psychology training at Brown. 

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