Faculty & Staff

Ernest Quimby

Ernest QuimbyProfessor

Criminology, Deviance; Community-Based Participatory Research; Social Policy; Mental Health; Criminal Justice; Substance Use Disorders 
PhD, CUNY Graduate Center

office: Douglass Hall, Rm 229A
phone: 202-806-6819
email: equimby@howard.edu

Faculty Accomplishments

Dr. Quimby directs the Community Technical Assistance Project (CTAP) of research, learning and service within the Department of Sociology and Criminology.

Dr. Quimby also has a joint faculty appointment in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, College of Medicine, because of his mental health services research, and training of psychiatrists and medical research staff.

He has been a researcher on projects funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse; National Institute on Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse; National Institute of Mental Health; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration; Dartmouth Psychiatric Center; District of Columbia Department of Mental Health; and the U.S. Department of Education. Dr. Quimby has presented and published research papers on mental health services, drug dealing, homelessness, co-morbid/dual diagnosis, HIV/AIDS, urban community-based qualitative research and ethnography.

Research Interests

Mental Health Services, Treatment and Intervention Research; Ethnography and Related Qualitative Research Methods; Mental Illness and Recovery; Community-Based Participatory Research; Criminal Justice; Social Contexts of HIV/AIDS; Substance Abuse Disorders; Cultural Competency and Proficiency

Teaching Areas

Criminal Justice; Deviance and Social Control; Corrections; Qualitative Research; Social Policy

Selected Publications

2011. Doing qualitative community research: Lessons for faculty, students and the community. Bentham Science Books Publishers. (In Press).

2011. Promoting community recovery from crack cocaine. Journal of Equity in Health. (In Press).

2009. Ethnographically exploring gentrification: Whose community is it? In A. Ivarra & P. Aguero (Eds.), Contemporary studies in ethnography pp. 113-142). New York, NY: Nova Science Publishers.

2009. Carpenter-Song, E., Whitley, R., Lawson, W., Quimby, E., & Drake, R. Reducing disparities in mental health care: Suggestions from the Dartmouth–Howard Collaboration. Community Mental Health Journal, on-line, August.

2007. Confined youth trying to make it real, despite the odds: RARE in Baltimore City. In B. Bowser, E. Quimby, & M. Singer (Eds.), When communities assess their AIDS epidemics: Results of rapid assessment of HIV/AIDS in eleven U.S. cities (pp. 65-88). Lanham, MD: Lexington Books/Rowman & Littlefield.

2007. Quimby, E., & Payne-Jackson, A. AIDS in the shadow of power: Washington, D.C. In B. Bowser, E. Quimby, & M. Singer (Eds.), When communities assess their AIDS epidemics: Results of rapid assessment of HIV/AIDS in eleven U.S. cities (pp. 103-128). Lanham, MD: Lexington Books/Rowman & Littlefield.

2007. Quimby, E., Singer, M., & Bowser, B. Exploring the boundaries of the AIDS epidemic in the U.S. In B. Bowser, E. Quimby, & M. Singer (Eds.), When communities assess their AIDS epidemics: Results of rapid assessment of HIV/AIDS in eleven U.S. cities (pp. 1-8). Lanham, MD: Lexington Books/Rowman & Littlefield.

2007. Singer, M., Bowser, B., & Quimby, E. Conclusion: Assessing primary, secondary, and future benefits of Project RARE. In B. Bowser, E. Quimby, & M. Singer (Eds.), When communities assess their AIDS epidemics: Results of rapid assessment of HIV/AIDS in eleven U.S. cities (pp. 231-248). Lanham, MD: Lexington Books/Rowman & Littlefield.

2007. Bowser, B., Quimby, E., & Singer, M. (Eds).. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books/Rowman & When communities assess their AIDS epidemics: Results of rapid assessment of HIV/AIDS in eleven U.S. cities Littlefield.

2006. Ethnography’s role in assisting mental health research and clinical practice. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 62(7), 859–879.

2003. Dynamics of Black mobilization against AIDS in New York City. In P. Conrad and V. Leiter (Eds.), Health and health care as social problems (pp. 145-159). Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield.

2001. Quimby, E., Drake, R.E., & Becker, D.R. (2001). Ethnographic findings from the Washington, D.C., Vocational Services Study. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 24(4), 368-374.

Affiliations

Member, Georgia Avenue Community Development Task Force

Member, Georgia Avenue Pleasant Plains Civic Association

Member, Scientific Council of National Alliance on Mental Illness

Member, National Institute on Drug Abuse African American Researchers and Scholars Expert Work Group

Reviewer, National Institutes of Health

Advisory Board Member, Emergence Community Arts Collective (ECAC); Washington, DC

Advisory Board Member, Mentors of Minorities In Education (MOMIE’s); Washington, DC

Supervisory Docent, Oakley Cabin African American Historical Cabin and Museum, Montgomery County, MD, National Capitol Parks and Planning Commission

Member, American Sociological Association

Member, American Anthropological Association