Speaker List


Ann Quinlan-Colwell


Dr. Quinlan-Colwell is a clinical nurse specialist in pain management at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, adjunct faculty member at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and an independent educator consultant in pain management in Wilmington, NC. During her last 20 years in pain management, she has worked at Duke University Medical Center as a CNS and pain program coordinator and with the hospices of UNC Chapel Hill and Duke.  

Dr. Quinlan-Colwell earned a PhD in nursing at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. Her doctoral research explored the relationships among chronic low back pain, anger and gender. She has also received the Sigma Theta Tau Doctoral Student Award for Excellence and is a North Carolina Great 100 Nurse. She is certified in pain management nursing, advanced holistic nursing and holistic stress management education. 

She serves on the boards of the American Society for Pain Management Nursing, Nu Omega Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau and the Southern Pain Society, where she is president-elect. She has published book chapters, journal manuscripts and a clinical guide to pain management, in addition to presenting to a variety of audiences nationally and internationally.