Dr. McQuoid is an Assistant Professor in the TSET Health Promotion Research Center and the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine. She is a health geographer who is interested in qualitative and mixed research methods that can explore the interplay of people, their everyday environments, and behaviors related to health and wellbeing. Her current research program focuses on: (i) understanding the use of multiple substances in rural communities, (ii) designing empowering ways to support sexual and/or gender minority-identified people in tobacco cessation, and (iii) examining how young adults interact with and perceive cannabis marketing in Oklahoma, and how this relates to their use of cannabis. Dr. McQuoid’s projects have employed Mobile Health survey data collection methods with qualitative mapping interviews to examine the everyday patterns, contexts, roles, and meanings of different substances for priority groups.
During her fellowship at the Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education at UCSF, she researched place-embedded social practices of smoking within marginalized groups, such as young LGBTQ2S+ adults, in order to better understand the persistence of smoking within these groups and inform the design and effectiveness of tobacco control efforts. During her PhD, she explored experiences of time and space for individuals negotiating everyday life with chronic kidney disease, and collaborated with a research group focused on time and health at the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health in Australia.
Dr. McQuoid is Director of the OUHSC Qualitative Methods Community of Practice (QMCOP). Check out https://osctr.ouhsc.edu/QMCOP or email contact-QMCOP@ouhsc.edu for more information about the QMCOP and how to join.
OUFMC Research Division
2012 – 2016: Doctor of Philosophy, Geography, University of New South Wales, Australia
2008 – 2010: Master of Science, Human Geography and Planning, Utrecht University, the Netherlands
2000 – 2004: Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology & Sociology, Mills College, USA
2016 – 2020: Postdoctoral Fellow, Tobacco Research, Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education, University of California, San Francisco
- Health disparities
- Vulnerable and underserved groups
- Health behaviors
- Service access
- Community engagement
- Qualitative & geographic mixed methods
- Substance use
- Chronic illness
05/01/2022 – 04/30/2024
Principal Investigator, Stephenson Cancer Center Pilot Grant, "Empowering sexual and/or gender minority tobacco cessation: A pilot study." $50,000
01/01/2021 – 12/31/2022
Principal Investigator, Stephenson Cancer Center, American Cancer Society-Institutional Research Grant #IRG-19-142-01, “Piloting a Mobile Health mixed method to understand rural cancer risk-related substance use behaviors: combining smartphone data collection with qualitative mapping.” $50,000
11/22/2020 – 06/30/2022
Co-Investigator, TSET Health Promotion Research Center Seed Grant Funding, “Project Trinity (Health, Hope, and Healing): The Oklahoman African American Health Cohort Study.” (PI: Alexander) $50,000
05/01/2020 – 04/30/2022
Co-Principal Investigator, Stephenson Cancer Center, Cancer Prevention and Control Pilot Grant Program. “Identifying factors associated with vaping lapse during a quit attempt.” (MPI: Hébert, Tackett, McQuoid) $49,877
2019 – 2021**
Principal Investigator, California Tobacco Related Disease Research Program Fellowship Award (T29FT0436), “Everyday Smoking Contexts and Practices of Bisexual Young Adults.” Received a perfect review score (1.00). $135,392 **Effective end date July 31, 2020**
2019 – 2020**
Principal Investigator, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health, Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (1F32DA047066-01A1), “Everyday Smoking Contexts and Practices of Bisexual Young Adults.” $61,610 **Awarded but declined due to overlapping funding**
2019 – 2020
Other Significant Contributor, UC Davis Environmental Health Sciences Center Pilot Projects Program (Selected for Funding; Declined), “Water Quality and Health Knowledge.” (PI: Anne Visser)
2018 – 2021**
Postdoctoral Fellow, Tobacco Related Disease Research Program (27IR-0042), “Impact of New Policies on Young Adult Tobacco and Marijuana Use.” (PI: Pamela Ling) **Effective end date April 1, 2019**
2018 – 2020**
Postdoctoral Fellow, NIH/National Cancer Institute, “Understanding Smokeless Tobacco Marketing.” (PI: Pamela Ling) **Effective end date April 1, 2019**
Co-Investigator, Department of Social Services, Australian Government, Successful Partnership Round Expression of Interest, Australian Research Council Linkage Grant, "Working While Studying: What Are the Well-Being Benefits and Trade-Offs for Adolescents?” (PI: Lyndall Strazdins)
Co-Investigator, VicHealth, Successful Partnership Round Expression of Interest, Australian Research Council Linkage Grant, "Working Longer, Staying Healthy and Productive: Addressing Time Barriers for Healthy Living in the Mature Age Workforce” (PI: Lyndall Strazdins)
2012 – 2015
Doctoral Student, University of New South Wales, Tuition Fee Scholarship
2012 – 2015
Doctoral Student, University of New South Wales, University College Postgraduate Research Scholarship
The full list of Dr. McQuoid's publications is available at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/myncbi/julia.mcquoid.1/bibliography/public/
- McQuoid JM, Lowery B, Wright LS, Cohn A. Outdoor medical cannabis advertising in Oklahoma: Examining regulatory compliance and social meanings in billboard content. Substance Use and Misuse 2023. DOI: 10.1080/10826084.2023.2223299.
- Cohn AM, Alexander AC, Ehlke SJ, Smith MA, Lowery B, McQuoid JM, Kenzor D. Seeing is believing: How cannabis marketing exposure is associated with cannabis use attitudes and behavior in a permissive medical cannabis policy environment. The American Journal on Addictions, 2023. DOI: 10.1111/ajad.13390
- Nolan M, Waring JJC, Noble B, Bradley DM, Olurotimi O, Fronheiser J, Sifat M, Boozary LK, McQuoid JM, Kenzor DE, Alexander AC. The Association of Cultural Identification with Obesity among African Americans. W. Montague Cobb NMA Health Institute 2023; 10(2). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s40615-023-01615-4
- Cohn AM, Sedani A, Niznik T, Alexander A, Lowery BC, McQuoid JM, Campbell J. Population and neighborhood correlates of cannabis dispensary density in Oklahoma. Cannabis 2023; 6(1): 99-113. DOI: 10.26828/cannabis/2023.01.008
- McQuoid JM, Durazo A, Mooney E, Heffner J, Tan AS, Kong AY, Horn E. Tobacco cessation and prevention interventions for sexual and/or gender minority-identified people and the theories that underpin them: A scoping review. Nicotine and Tobacco Research 2023; 25(6): 1065–1073. DOI: 10.1093/ntr/ntad018
- Brewer K, Waring JJC, Noble B, Bradley D, Olurotimi O, Fronheiser J, Sifat MS, Ehlke SJ, Boozary LK, McQuoid J, Kendzor DE, Alexander AC. Pandemic-related stress may be associated with symptoms of poor mental health among African Americans. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities. 2022 doi: 10.1007/s40615-022-01383-7 PMID: 35953609
- Alexander AC, Waring JJC, Noble B, Bradley D, Olurotimi O, Fronheiser J, Sifat M, Ehlke SJ, Boozary LK, McQuoid J, Kendzor DE. Perceptions of mental health and exploring the role of social activism among African Americans exposed to media coverage of police brutality and protests. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities 2022. doi: 10.1007/s40615-022-01326-2 PMID: 35595915
- Holmes LM, McQuoid J, Shah A, Cruz T, Akom A, Ling PM. Piloting a spatial mixed method for understanding neighborhood tobacco use disparities. Social Science & Medicine. 2021;291:114460. doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2021.114460
- McQuoid J. Engaging with Drug, Set, and Setting to Understand Nicotine Use Practices. In: Geoffrey Hunt, Tamar M.J. Antin, Vibeke Asmussen Frank (Eds), Routledge Handbook of Intoxication. In Press.
- McQuoid J, Thrul J, Lopez-Paguyo K, Ling PM. Exploring multiple drug use by integrating mobile health and qualitative mapping methods - An individual case study. International Journal of Drug Policy. 2021, 97 doi.10.1016/j.drugpo.2021.103325
- McQuoid J, Kean H, Ling PM. Purposeful play: Exploring a bar-based anti-tobacco intervention for young adults. Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy. 2021, 1-14. doi.org/10.1080/09687637.2021.1932753
- Sargent G, McQuoid J, Dixon J, Banwell C, Strazdins L. Routines, rhythms, and rituals: How working time flexibility and predictability influence health practices. Work, Employment & Society. 2021, 35(2.) 277–295. doi.10.1177/0950017020954750
- Dermody S, Heffner J, Hinds J, McQuoid J, Quisenberry A, Tan A, Vogel E. We’re in this together: Promoting health equity, diversity, and inclusion in tobacco research for sexual and gender minority populations. Nicotine & Tobacco Research. 2020 April 24. doi.10.1093/ntr/ntaa070. PMID: 32335682.
- Toledo G, McQuoid J, Ling PM. “It’s not too aggressive”: Key features of Social Branding anti-tobacco interventions for high-risk young adults. Health Promotion Practice. 2020 Feb 28. doi.10.1177/1524839920910372. PMID: 32111139.
- Keamy-Minor E, McQuoid J, Ling PM. Use and perceptions of nicotine delivering pod devices among young adults. BMJ Open. 2019 Apr; doi.10.1136/ bmjopen- 2018-026306. PMID: 30948599.
- McQuoid J, Thrul J, Ozer E, Ramo D, Ling PM. Tobacco use in the sexual borderlands: The smoking contexts and practices of bisexual young adults. Health and Place. 2019 Jan 10. doi.10.1016/j.healthplace.2018.12.010. PMID: 30639203.
- McQuoid J, Keamy-Minor E, Ling PM. A practice theory approach to understanding poly-tobacco use. Critical Public Health. 2018 Nov 01. doi.10.1080/09581596.2018.1541226.
- Nguyen N, McQuoid J, Ramo D, Holmes LM, Ling PM, Thrul J. Real-time predictors of smoking among sexual minority and heterosexual young adults: An Ecological Momentary Assessment study. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 2018 Aug 30; 192:51-58. doi.10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2018.07.021. PMID: 30212756.
- McQuoid J, Thrul J, Ling PM. A geographically explicit ecological momentary assessment (GEMA) mixed method for understanding substance use. Social Science & Medicine. 2018 Apr; 202:89-98. doi.10.1016/j.socscimed.2018.02.014. PMID: 29518701.
- Benowitz-Fredericks C, McQuoid J, Sheon N, Olson S, Ling PM. Voluntary smoke-free measures among Oklahoma nightlife owners: Barriers and facilitators. Health Promotion Practice. 2018 Mar 01; doi.10.1177/1524839918764897. PMID: 29606038.
- McQuoid J. Finding joy in poor health: The leisure-scapes of chronic illness. Social Science & Medicine. 2017; 183:88-96. 10.1016/j.socscimed.2017.04.044. PMC5507015.
- McQuoid J, Jowsey T, Talaulikar G. Contextualising renal patient routines: Everyday space-time contexts, health service access, and wellbeing. Social Science & Medicine. 2017;183; 142-150. doi.10.1016/j.socscimed.2017.04.043. PMC5512548.
- McQuoid J, Welsh J, Strazdins L, Griffin AL, Banwell C. Integrating paid work and chronic illness in daily life: A space-time approach to understanding the challenges. Health & Place. 2015;34:83-91. doi.10.1016/j.healthplace.2015.04.001.
- McQuoid J, Dijst M. Bringing emotions to time geography: The case of mobilities of poverty. Journal of Transport Geography. 2012;23:26-34. doi.10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2012.03.019.
- Griffin A, McQuoid J. At the intersection of maps and emotion: The challenge of spatially representing experience. Kartographische Nachrichten. 2012;62(6):291-9.