Elizabeth McQuillen

Elizabeth McQuillen


Associate Professor of Teaching in Technology, Information Systems and Analytics


(313) 598-4111




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Academic Programs

  • Technology, Information Systems and Analytics (TISA)

Elizabeth McQuillen


Dr. McQuillen is an educator with over thirty years of practice and scholarship in evaluation and measurement, statistics, institutional research and psychometrics.


M.Ed. Educational Evaluation and Research
Ph.D. Educational Evaluation and Research


Statistics; Quantitative Research; Assessment and Evaluation.

AACSB specialty


Research and teaching interests

Teaching Interests: Statistics; Quantitative Research; Visualization

Research Interests: Educational Disparities; Closing Education Gaps via Instructional Technology; Health Disparities and Medical Mistrust

Funded Grants

Co-Investigator, Exploration of Medical Mistrust among Ethnic Minority Adolescents and Emerging Adults. College of Nursing internal research grant, $10,000. 1-11-2022 to 2023. PIs: Wanda Gibson-Scipio, PhD, RN and Maha Albdour, PhD, RN, AGNP.

Research Assistant, Evaluating Feasibility of Social Media Recruitment and Online Data Collection in Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer, University Research Grant, 7-28-2015 – 7-18-2019, $10,000 (College of Nursing). PI: Cynthia Bell, PhD, RN

Statistician, methodologist. Funded Quality Improvement Project. 6 Month Retention/Degradation of Skills/Knowledge from Web-Based Skills Simulation. Lead: Shukla, M. Location: Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, MI. 2021 to present. Funding: $45,000 Children’s Hospital of Michigan Division Funding

Data Manager, Addressing S.T.I.G.M.A. (Strategic Integration to Grow mental Health Access). Health Resources & Services Administration. 7-1-20 – 6-30-23, $1,494,660. PI: Cynthera McNeill, DNP, RN

Data Manager, Expanding Clinical Immersion Program Site Education in the D: ECLIPSE in the D. Health Resources & Services Administration, 7-1-2019 – 6-30-2023, $2,635,852. PI: Leanne Nantais-Smith, PhD, RN

Data Manager/Analyst, NCLEX Success: Increasing Clinical Judgement and Incorporating HESI Review through the Undergraduate Curriculum. Wayne State University 2019 Program Assessment Grant. 9-1-2019 to 5-1-20, $3,000. Project Lead: Erik Carter, PhD, RN

Data Manager, Primary Care-Community Health Immersion Program, Health Resources & Services Administration, 7-1-2018 to 6-30-2022, $2,566,731 (College of Nursing). PI: Ramona Benkert, PhD, RN

Data Manager, Nursing Workforce Diversity Grant, Health Resources & Services Administration, 7-1-2016 to 6-30-2017, $350,000 (College of Nursing). PI: Katherine Zimnicki, DNP, RN

Data Manager, Veterans’ Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program, Health Resources & Services Administration, 7-1-2016 to 6-30-18, $346,268 (College of Nursing). PI: Sandra Oliver-McNeil, DNP, RN. 

Courses Taught

BA 2300: Quantitative Methods I
BA 3400: Quantitative Methods II
EER 7610: Evaluation and Measurement
EER 7630: Foundations of Statistics
EER 7640: Introduction to Quantitative Research
NUR 7000: Statistics in Nursing
NUR 7015: Research for Evidence-Based Nursing



Aberle, B., McQuillen, E., Hudson, L., Marentette, E., Urquhart, K., Enoex, K., Benkert, R. Nursing roles and responsibilities conducted by registered nurse/BSN student dyads across ambulatory clinical sites in medically underserved communities. Journal of Professional Nursing. (In press, accepted for publication January 2024)

Feen-Calligan, H., Serra, G., Farrell, K., Mendez, J., McQuillen, E., Murphy, C., Amponsah, D. Using visual thinking strategies to enhance observation skills. Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association. (In press, accepted for publication August 23, 2023)

Stewart, M. Lund, M., McQuillen, E. Technology as a Lecture Enhancement Tool in the Clinical Laboratory Science Classroom. Health and Technology. (In press, accepted for publication June 21, 2023)

Zimnicki, K., Aaron, K., McQuillen, E., Palma, A., Sikora, G., Carter, E. When Holistic Admission Review is Not Enough: Barriers to Diversity. Journal of Nursing Education. (2022)

Stewart, M., McQuillen, E. Carter, E., Promoting System Thinking and Professionalism Through Simulated Hospital Experiences for Nursing and Clinical Laboratory Science Students. .Nursing Education Perspectives. (2021)

Arora, R., Shukla, M., McQuillen, E., Sethuraman, U. Pediatric minor head injury related return visits to the emergency department and their outcomes. American Journal of Emergency Medicine. (2021)

Natavio, T., McQuillen, E., Dietrich, Wells, N., Rhoten, Vallerand, A., Monroe, T. A comparison of the Pain Assessment Checklist for Seniors with Limited Ability to Communicate (PACSLAC) and Pain Assessment in Advanced Dementia Scale (PAINAD). Journal of Nursing Pain Management. (2020)

Oliver-McNeil, S., Farner, J., McQuillen, E. Veterans Caring for Veterans Through an Academic Practice Partnership. Journal of Health and Human Experience. (2020)

Shedlock, J., McQuillen, E. The MLA Voter: Results of a survey of attitudes, perceptions and voting practices in MLA national elections. Journal of the Medical Library Association. (2020)



 Nursing roles and responsibilities conducted by registered nurse/BSN student dyads across multiple medically-underserved clinical sites. PI: Ramona Benkert, PhD, ANP-BC, FAANP. 2022 Michigan Primary Care Association (MPCA) Fall Clinical Conference. Lansing, Michigan. October 19-20, 2022

Poster presentation. A comparison of the Pain Assessment Checklist for Seniors with limited Ability to Communicate (PACSLAC) and Pain Assessment in Advanced Dementia Scale (PAINAD). PI: Teofanes Natavio, PhD. Research Week 2021 at the University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, Texas. April 12-16, 2021.

Courses taught by Elizabeth McQuillen

Fall Term 2024 (future)

Spring-Summer Term 2024 (current)

Winter Term 2024

Fall Term 2023

Fall Term 2022