Diane Quinn


Psychological Sciences

Research Interests

My work includes the role of stigma on psychological and physical health, focusing on identity constructs such as anticipated stigma, identity centrality, and identity salience. I have current work on the role of experienced and internalized weight stigma on psychological well being, dieting, and weight maintenance; as well as work on the cognitive salience of food cues and stress for people concerned with their weight


PhD, University of Michigan, 1999

Recent Publications

Himmelstein, M. S., Puhl, R. M., & Quinn, D. M. (2018). Weight sigma in men: What, when, and by whom? Obesity. DOI: 10.1002/oby.22162

Puhl, R. M., Himmelstein, M. S., & Quinn, D. M. (2018). Internalizing weight stigma: Prevalence and sociodemographic consideration in U. S. adults. Obesity, 26(1), 167-175.

Quinn, D. M., Weisz, B. M., & Lawner, E. (2017). Impact of active concealment of stigmatized identity on physical and psychological quality of life. Social Science and Medicine (192), 14-17.

Himmelstein, M. S., Puhl, R. M., & Quinn, D. M. (2018). Weight stigma and health: The mediating role of coping responses. Health Psychology, 37(2), 139-147.

Quinn, D. M. (2017). When stigma is concealable: The costs and benefits for health. In B. Major, J. F. Dovidio, B. G. Link (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Stigma, Discrimination and Health. Chapter 15 (pp287-299). Oxford University Press: NY, NY.

Himmelstein, M., Puhl, R. M., & Quinn, D. M. (2017). Intersectionality: An understudied framework for addressing weight stigma. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 53(4), 421-431.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amepre.2017.04.003

Weisz, C., & Quinn, D. M. (2017/available on line). Stigmatized identities, psychological distress, and physical health: Intersections of Homelessness and Race. Stigma and Health. DOI: 10.1037/sah0000093

Puhl, R. M., Quinn, D. M., Weisz, B. M., & Suh, Y. J. (2017). The role of stigma in weight loss maintenance among US adults. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 51(5), 754-763. doi:10.1007/s12160-017-9898-9

Ikizer, E. G., Ramirez-Esparza, N., & Quinn, D. M. (2017/available on line). Culture and concealable stigmatized identities: Examining anticipated stigma in the United States and Turkey. Stigma and Health.http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/sah0000082

McClure Brenchley, K., & Quinn D. M. (2016). Weight-based rejection sensitivity: Scale development and implications for well-being. Body Image, 16, 79-92. doi:10.1016/j.bodyim.2015.11.005

Weisz, B. M., Quinn, D. M., & Williams, M. K. (2016). Out and healthy: Being more ‘out’ about a concealable stigmatized identity may boost the health benefits of social support. Journal of Health Psychology, 21, 2934-2943. doi: 10.1177/1359105315589392

Chaudoir, S. R., & Quinn, D. M. (2016). Evidence that anticipated stigma predicts poorer depressive symptom trajectories among emerging adults living with concealable stigmatized identities. Self & Identity, 15(2), 139-151. DOI: 10.1080/15298868.2015.1091378

Contact Information
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