Faculty Profile

Douglas McHugh

Douglas McHugh

Associate Professor of Medical Sciences
Course Director, Schol Reflection Concentration Capstone


MHPE, University of Michigan
BS, PhD, The University of Aberdeen

Frank H Netter, MD, School of Medicine, Medical Sciences

Phone Number

(203) 582-6534

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Dr. McHugh is the Director of the Scholarly Reflection & Concentration/Capstone course at the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine.

His teaching responsibilities include: pharmacology, neuroscience, physiology, cell biology, biostatistics, critical appraisal of scientific literature, and responsible research practice.

Education Scholarship Interests: Visual Design – Teaching Interactions; Spaced Learning Algorithms; Intrinsic Motivation & Learner Engagement; Educational Topography.

Noteworthy Awards:

2019 - Excellence in Medical Education, North East Group on Educational Affairs (NEGEA).
2014 - Excellence in Teaching Award, Center for Excellence in Teaching & Service to Students, Quinnipiac University.
2012 - Student Choice Awards Nomination for Outstanding Faculty Members, Indiana University.

Quinnipiac University

2016 – Present

Associate Professor of Medical Sciences

North Haven, CT

Quinnipiac University

2012 – 2016

Assistant Professor of Medical Sciences

North Haven, CT

Indiana University

2011 – 2012

Visiting Assistant Professor & Assistant Scientist

Bloomington, IN

Indiana University

2010 – 2011

Adjunct Professor & Research Associate

Bloomington, IN



Masters in Health Professions Education



Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Sciences (Pharmacology)

BSc (Hons)


Bachelor or Science with Honors in Biomedical Sciences (Pharmacology)