44481-McQuillan, Maureen

Maureen E. McQuillan, PhD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

RI 3948
Indianapolis, IN


Dr. McQuillan earned her PhD in Clinical Science in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN and completed her clinical internship and fellowship at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, IN. She is now an Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, working in pediatric behavioral sleep medicine and high-risk asthma. Her research program aims to advance understanding of the development and treatment of sleep problems in children and their families, particularly among high stress, underserved populations. Her three primary lines of research are 1) interrelations between parent-child sleep and behavior across early childhood, 2) the development and treatment of insomnia and comorbid concerns among adolescents, and 3) health disparities involved in the detection and treatment of pediatric obstructive sleep apnea. Dr. McQuillan has published 16 peer-reviewed research articles and 5 book chapters to date concerning these topics.

Key Publications

McQuillan, M.E., Kultur, E., Bates, J.E, O’Reilly, L.M., Dodge, K.A., Lansford, J.E., & Pettit, G. S. (2018). Dysregulation in children: Origins and implications. Development and Psychopathology, 30, 695-713. doi: 10.1017/S0954579417001572

McQuillan, M.E., Bates, J.E., Staples, A.D., & Deater-Deckard, K. (2019). Maternal stress, sleep, and parenting. Journal of Family Psychology, 33 (3), 349-359. doi: 10.1037/fam0000516

McQuillan, M. E., Bates, J. E., Staples, A. D., Hoyniak, C. P., Rudasill, K.M., & Molfese, V. J. (2021). Sustained attention across toddlerhood: The roles of language and sleep. Developmental Psychology. doi: 10.1037/dev0001197 

McQuillan, M.E., Anderson, A., Russo, K. D., Truss, A., Honaker, S. M., & Walsh, K. L. (2021). Pediatric behavioral sleep medicine in the era of telemedicine: Psychology trainee perspectives. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. doi: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsab050

Honaker, S. M., McQuillan, M. E., Mindell, J. M., Downs, S., Slaven, J., & Schwichtenberg, A.J. (2021). Screening for problematic sleep in a diverse sample of infants. Journal of Pediatric Psychology. doi: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsab050

Titles & Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Education
    2019 PhD Indiana University
    2013 BA University of Notre Dame

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