Faculty Profile

Maya Doyle

Maya Helene Doyle

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Assistant Professor of Social Work


BA, SUNY College Geneseo
MSW, PhD, New York University Silver School of Social Work
Areas of expertise

Pediatrics/Newborns, Children, Adolescent and Youth
Research Methods
Global Issues
Population Health
Community Health

Human Behavior in the Social Environment II: Theories for Groups, Organizations and Communities

Spring 2020

Specialized Practice Field Education Practicum in Health/Behavioral Health I

Fall 2019

Social Work Practice III: Specialized Clinical Social Work Practice

Fall 2019

Specialized Practice Field Education Practicum in Health/Behavioral Health II

Spring 2020

Evaluation Research Work Programs and Practice

Fall 2019

Social Work in Health-Related Settings

Spring 2020


Social Work

Phone Number

(203) 582-7844

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Dr. Doyle is an Assistant Professor of Social Work. Prior to joining QU, she was a social worker in pediatric and nephrology practices for 20 years, most recently at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore.
During the summer, she continues to serve as Coordinator for the Ruth Gottscho Dialysis and Children’s Kidney Program at Frost Valley YMCA in New York.

Dr. Doyle's research and advocacy focuses on living with rare and chronic health conditions across the lifespan, with a special interest in emerging adulthood and the transition from pediatric to adult-oriented care. Her doctoral dissertation, a qualitative study about cystinosis in emerging adulthood, was recognized as dissertion of the year by the Society for Social Work and Research. She continues to serve as professional advisor to the Cystinosis Research Network and is on the scientific advisory board of the XLH Network.

Quinnipiac University

2014 – Present

Assistant Professor, School of Health Sciences & Clinical Assistant Professor, Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine (2017)

Hamden, CT

Rutgers University

2014 – 2014

Part-time Lecturer. School of Social Work


New York University

2010 – 2014

Adjunct Lecturer, Silver School of Social Work

New York, NY

Children’s Hospital at Montefiore

1999 – 2007

Senior Social Worker. Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Division of Nephrology.

Bronx, NY

New York University

1998 – 2006

Field Supervisor. Silver School of Social Work

New York, NY

Bellevue Hospital Center

1994 – 1997

Pediatric Social Worker

New York, NY

Werner-Lin, A., Doyle, M., Merrill, S., and Gehlert, S. , Handbook of Health Social Work, Social Work and Genetics, 3rd (John Wiley & Sons. 2019).

Doyle, M., Family Strategies for Living with a Genetic Condition, Project 8P 1st Annual Scientific & Family Conference, New York NY, Columbia University (2019).

Hughes, M., Macica, C. M., Meriano, C., & Doyle, M., Giving Credence to the Experience of X-linked Hypophosphatemia in Adulthood: An Interprofessional Mixed-Method Study. Journal of Patient-Centered Research and Reviews, under review (2019).

McCoyd,J; Doyle, M.; Werner-Lin, A., Shaping the new nature of social work practice: A workshop on integrating genomics into prenatal, pediatric and adult oncology practices., 9th International Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health, York, UK, International Council on Social Welfare (ICSW) (2019).

Doyle, M; Huggins, C; Johnson, E., Building an International Faculty & Student Exchange using Field Education sites: a preliminary year, Council for Social Work Education, Orlando, FL (2018).

Doyle, M. & Huggins, C. , Using field education sites to learn about infrastructure and inequalities, as part of an international social work faculty and student exchange., Social Work, Education, and Social Development conference, , Dublin, Ireland (2018).

Doyle, M., Transition of Care for Children with CKD: Forgotten Aspects of Transition - Goals and Legal Aspects, Optimizing Chronic Kidney Disease Outcomes Across the Life Stages, NY, NY, New York Academy of Medicine (2017).

Davidson, L.F., Doyle, M. & Silver, E.J., Discussing future goals and legal aspects of healthcare: essential steps in transitioning youth to adult-oriented care Clinical Pediatrics (2017).

Doyle, M; Macica, C, The Experience of XLH in Adulthood: Biopsychosocial Assessment, Needs, and Concerns, American Society for Bone and Mineral Research Annual Meeting, Denver, CO (2017).

Werner-Lin, A; Doyle, M; McCoyd, J; Gehlert, S, Social Work Education, Literacy, and Leadership in Genomics: Closing the Health Gap, Council for Social Work Education (CSWE) Annual Program Meeting, Dallas, TX (2017).

Doyle, M., & Werner-Lin, A., Family Strategies for Living with Rare Disease: The Experience of Cystinosis, 7(3) Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research (2016).

Werner-Lin, A., McCoyd, J. L., Doyle, M. H., & Gehlert, S. J., Leadership, Literacy, and Translational Expertise in Genomics: Challenges and Opportunities for Social Work Health & Social Work (2016).

Noghrey, B., Stony Brook University; Smith, E., IPRO ESRD Network of New York; Doyle, M. H., Quinnipiac University; Amaral, S., Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; Fernandez, H. E., Columbia University Medical Center; Castellanos-Reyes, L., Mount Sinai Medical Center; Kaskel, F., Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Healthcare Transitioning for Young Adults on Dialysis, National Kidney Foundation Spring Clinical Meeting, Boston, MA (2016).

Doyle, M., Cystinosis Adult Care Excellence Initiative: Results of the Living with Cystinosis Survey 2015-2016 (2016).

Doyle, M., Growing up and Managing aHUS (2015).

Doyle, M., Life skills & Preparing for Transition, Global Genes Cystinosis Teen Adventures (2015).

Mastro, K., Doyle, M., and toolkit committee, Taking control: optimizing your potential as a young adult with a rare disease, Available at https://globalgenes.org/toolkits/takingcontrol/intro/, Aliso Viejo, CA: , Global Genes (2015).



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