Quinnipiac University
Maya Helene Doyle

Associate Professor of Social Work

Dr. Doyle is an Associate 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.
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  • BA, SUNY College Geneseo
  • MSW, New York University Silver School of Social Work
  • 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


  • Social Work

Office Location

  • Medicine, Nursing, Health Sci 277C

Mail Drop

  • NH-HSC


Quinnipiac University, School of Health Sciences, Department of Social Work

Associate Professor

North Haven, CT

2020 - Present

Walden University

Contributing Faculty. School of Social Work


2013 - 2014

New York University

Adjunct Lecturer, Silver School of Social Work

New York, NY

2010 - 2014

Children’s Hospital at Montefiore

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

Bronx, NY

1999 - 2007

Bellevue Hospital Center

Pediatric Social Worker

New York, NY

1994 - 1997

Selected Publications

Advancing Adult Leadership in Cystinosis Advocacy and Support

Doyle, M; Simeons, C; Gledhill K.

6th Annual Dublin Cystinosis Workshop - International Scientific Symposium, Dublin, Ireland, Cystinosis Ireland (2020)

Utilizing Change Leadership Within Social Work Education to Prioritize and Expand Interprofessional Education in a University Setting: A Case Study

McCave, E. L., Mutrie, L., Doyle, M. H., Jacobson, S., & Kelly, A.

20(2), Advances in Social Work 497-514. 2020 (2020)

Giving Credence to the Experience of X-linked Hypophosphatemia in Adulthood: An Interprofessional Mixed-Method Study.

Hughes, M., Macica, C. M., Meriano, C., & Doyle, M.

7 Journal of Patient-Centered Research and Reviews 176-88 April (2020)

"Transitioning Toolkit" and "Meeting Your Mental Health Needs

Doyle, Maya

XLH Week (2020)

XLH Transitions Toolkit

Susan Faitos, Rachael Jones, Maya Doyle, Carolyn Macica


IPE development - Rare Disease Day IPE for Feb 2021

Macica, Caroly; DiMaio, Miriam; Doyle, Maya; Helderman, Ron; Snow, Jackie


Long-term psychosocial outcomes of adults transplanted in childhood: A social work perspective

Puma, Lynn & Doyle, Maya


Family Strategies for Living with a Genetic Condition

Doyle, M.

Project 8P 1st Annual Scientific & Family Conference, New York NY, Columbia University (2019)

Shaping the new nature of social work practice: A workshop on integrating genomics into prenatal, pediatric and adult oncology practices.

McCoyd,J; Doyle, M.; Werner-Lin, A.

9th International Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health, York, UK, International Council on Social Welfare (ICSW) (2019)

Handbook of Health Social Work

Werner-Lin, A., Doyle, M., Merrill, S., and Gehlert, S.

Social Work and Genetics 3rd (John Wiley & Sons. 2019)

Using field education sites to learn about infrastructure and inequalities, as part of an international social work faculty and student exchange.

Doyle, M. & Huggins, C.

Social Work, Education, and Social Development conference, , Dublin, Ireland (2018)

Building an International Faculty & Student Exchange using Field Education sites: a preliminary year

Doyle, M; Huggins, C; Johnson, E.

Council for Social Work Education, Orlando, FL (2018)

Discussing future goals and legal aspects of healthcare: essential steps in transitioning youth to adult-oriented care

Davidson, L.F., Doyle, M. & Silver, E.J.

Clinical Pediatrics (2017)

Transition of Care for Children with CKD: Forgotten Aspects of Transition - Goals and Legal Aspects

Doyle, M.

Optimizing Chronic Kidney Disease Outcomes Across the Life Stages, NY, NY, New York Academy of Medicine (2017)

Social Work Education, Literacy, and Leadership in Genomics: Closing the Health Gap

Werner-Lin, A; Doyle, M; McCoyd, J; Gehlert, S

Council for Social Work Education (CSWE) Annual Program Meeting, Dallas, TX (2017)

The Experience of XLH in Adulthood: Biopsychosocial Assessment, Needs, and Concerns

Doyle, M; Macica, C

American Society for Bone and Mineral Research Annual Meeting, Denver, CO (2017)

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