Donald M. Quinlan, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry, died April 29, 2021. He was 79. He had an extended profession within the Yale Division of Psychiatry as an skilled clinician, ground-breaking investigator, and achieved mentor and instructor. He additionally served as Head of Faculty for Yale’s Morse Faculty.
Don’s life and profession have been entwined with Yale since 1964, when he arrived to pursue his PhD in psychology. After finishing an internship on the Connecticut Psychological Well being Heart and a postdoctoral fellowship on the Yale Psychiatric Institute, he joined the Division of Psychiatry college and that of the Division of Psychology in 1969. By 1972, he was professor of Psychiatry and Psychology. From 1974-2000, Don served as Chief Psychologist for Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH), with oversight accountability for YNHH psychologists, the YNHH Psychology Internship, and the YNHH Psychology Evaluation Service. He labored carefully with the YNHH Psychiatry leaders of that period together with Malcolm Bowers. MD, Craig Nelson. MD, and Carolyn Mazure. PhD. For the final 18 years of his profession, he served because the senior psychologist inside the Yale New Haven Grownup Intensive Outpatient Program, the place he carried out numerous admission assessments, led a whole bunch of psychotherapy teams, and supervised many psychology fellows.
Don was a polymath who made seminal analysis contributions within the context of a sequence of extremely productive collaborations. With Martin Harrow, PhD, Don described the character and scientific significance of disturbances within the type and content material of thought in psychotic issues. With Sidney Blatt, PhD, Don helped to develop the Melancholy Experiences Questionnaire, a software that they used to subtype melancholy into teams that may be supported with distinctive psychotherapeutic approaches. With Richard Lane and Gary Schwartz, previously of our Division, he contributed to the event of the Ranges of Emotional Consciousness Scale. Within the Nineties he returned to psychosis analysis within the context of collaborations with Ralph Hoffman, MD, Thomas McGlashan, MD, William Sledge, MD, and others. He contributed to many different areas, starting from psychological responses to most cancers to consideration deficit dysfunction. On the subject of the latter, he labored carefully with Tom Brown, PhD, within the Heart for Consideration and Associated Issues on the evaluation and remedy of ADHD.
Don was keen about all domains of his work. He revealed over 150 papers, chapters, and books. He additionally touched the lives of numerous sufferers and college students. Not solely intellectually sensible and academically productive, Don was a heat and caring human being.
Don is survived by his spouse, Sue (who was additionally a doctoral pupil in psychology), 4 youngsters, and two grandchildren. Don’s household held a personal funeral and can inform us sooner or later about any memorial actions.
Don will probably be missed by his colleagues, mentees, and sufferers.
This announcement was submitted by Rajita Sinha, PhD, Foundations Fund Professor of Psychiatry, the Baby Research Heart, and of Neuroscience, Yale College of Medication.