Quinnipiac University
Douglas McHugh

Professor of Medical Sciences

Assistant Dean for the Foundational Science Curriculum

Dr. McHugh is the Assistant Dean for the Foundational Sciences Curriculum and 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.


  • BS, The University of Aberdeen
  • MHPE, University of Michigan
  • PHD, The University of Aberdeen


  • Medicine

Office Location

  • Medicine, Nursing, Health Sci 307K

Mail Drop

  • NH-MED


Quinnipiac University

Assistant Dean for the Foundational Sciences Curriculum

North Haven, CT

2021 - Present

Quinnipiac University

Associate Professor of Medical Sciences

North Haven, CT

2016 - Present

Quinnipiac University

Assistant Professor of Medical Sciences

North Haven, CT

2012 - 2016

Indiana University

Visiting Assistant Professor & Assistant Scientist

Bloomington, IN

2011 - 2012

Indiana University

Adjunct Professor & Research Associate

Bloomington, IN

2010 - 2011

Professional Designation