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Lisa Quinn-Lee, Ph.D., MSSW, LICSW (she/her/hers)

  • Professor
  • Social Work

Dr. Quinn-Lee has spent many years as a clinical social worker, hospice social worker, and grief therapist in the areas of health care, grief, loss, end-of-life care, and mental health. She has always felt honored and privileged to have the opportunity to work with people during their difficult times in life. Dr. Quinn-Lee is especially passionate about the fields of grief, loss, and end-of-life care; she does research, teaches, and gives many presentations in these areas. Prior to coming to UW - Eau Claire, she spent most of her social work and teaching career working in the Twin Cities; she continues to reside there. 
In her free time, Dr. Quinn-Lee enjoys spending time with her family, reading, hiking, traveling (especially near the ocean), running, listening to music, playing music, attending orchestra concerts, going to museums and listening to National Public Radio.

Teaching Interests
  • Death and Bereavement
  • Social Work Internship Seminar 
  • Introduction to Social Work 
  • Ethical Problems in Health Care 
  • Psychology of Death and Dying 
  • Interpersonal Skills 
  • Social Work with Communities and Organizations  
  • Aging and the Aged 
  • Generalist Social Work Practice 
  • Interprofessional/Interdisciplinary Education 
  • Ethics and Boundaries
Research and Creative Activities
  • Grief and loss
  • Death and bereavement
  • Children’s grief
  • Hospice and palliative care
  • End-of-life issues 
  • Health care 
  • High impact practices 
  • Resilience 
  • Burnout 
  • Spirituality 
  • Domestic immersion 
  • Interdisciplinary/interprofessional research and teaching 
  • University-community partnerships 
  • Using personalized music with persons with dementia/Music and Memories Program
  • PhD, University of Minnesota (Social Work)
  • MSSW, University of Wisconsin-Madison (Social Work) 
  • BSW, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (Social Work)
  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)
  • QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Instructor Certification Program Certified  
  • Music and Memories Certified