BiographyDr. Sullivan is a Research Assistant Professor at the Boston University School of Public Health department of Environmental Health and the former Associate Scientific Director for the congressionally directed Research Advisory Committee (RAC) on Gulf War Veterans Illnesses. She is the Principal Investigator (PI) on the currently funded large multi-site Gulf War Illness Consortium study that includes 9 study sites and is designed to determine the pathobiology of Gulf War Illness (GWI). She is also the site PI on a treatment trial of intranasal insulin to treat cognitive problems in veterans with GWI, a treatment trial of D-cycloserine to treat GWI and for a PET imaging study of neuroinflammation in veterans with GWI. She was also the Principal Investigator of a study of cognition and structural MRI neuroimaging in pesticide exposed Gulf War veterans. Dr. Sullivan has worked in the field of behavioral neurotoxicology since 1995. She has coordinated field studies in neurotoxicology (i.e., pesticides, methylmercury), neurobehavioral outcomes and the effects of physical stressors and genetic predisposition to disease on cognitive functioning.
- Boston University, PhD
- Curry College, BA
- Published on 2/13/2018
Maule AL, Janulewicz PA, Sullivan KA, Krengel MH, Yee MK, McClean M, White RF. Meta-analysis of self-reported health symptoms in 1990-1991 Gulf War and Gulf War-era veterans. BMJ Open. 2018 02 13; 8(2):e016086. PMID: 29440208.
- Published on 11/7/2017
Sullivan K, Krengel M, Bradford W, Stone C, Thompson TA, Heeren T, White RF. Neuropsychological functioning in military pesticide applicators from the Gulf War: Effects on information processing speed, attention and visual memory. Neurotoxicol Teratol. 2018 Jan - Feb; 65:1-13. PMID: 29126934.
- Published on 8/24/2017
Coughlin SS, Krengel M, Sullivan K, Pierce PF, Heboyan V, Wilson LCC. A Review of Epidemiologic Studies of the Health of Gulf War Women Veterans. J Environ Health Sci. 2017; 3(2). PMID: 29034324.
- Published on 8/4/2017
Koo BB, Michalovicz LT, Calderazzo S, Kelly KA, Sullivan K, Killiany RJ, O'Callaghan JP. Corticosterone potentiates DFP-induced neuroinflammation and affects high-order diffusion imaging in a rat model of Gulf War Illness. Brain Behav Immun. 2018 Jan; 67:42-46. PMID: 28782715.
- Published on 7/9/2017
Yee MK, Janulewicz PA, Seichepine DR, Sullivan KA, Proctor SP, Krengel MH. Multiple Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries Are Associated with Increased Rates of Health Symptoms and Gulf War Illness in a Cohort of 1990-1991 Gulf War Veterans. Brain Sci. 2017 Jul 09; 7(7). PMID: 28698487.
- Published on 5/25/2017
Rao AN, Patil A, Brodnik ZD, Qiang L, España RA, Sullivan KA, Black MM, Baas PW. Pharmacologically increasing microtubule acetylation corrects stress-exacerbated effects of organophosphates on neurons. Traffic. 2017 Jul; 18(7):433-441. PMID: 28471062.
- Published on 5/17/2017
Janulewicz PA, Krengel MH, Maule A, White RF, Cirillo J, Sisson E, Heeren T, Sullivan K. Neuropsychological characteristics of Gulf War illness: A meta-analysis. PLoS One. 2017; 12(5):e0177121. PMID: 28520755.
- Published on 5/16/2017
Qiang L, Rao AN, Mostoslavsky G, James MF, Comfort N, Sullivan K, Baas PW. Reprogramming cells from Gulf War veterans into neurons to study Gulf War illness. Neurology. 2017 May 16; 88(20):1968-1975. PMID: 28507260.
- Published on 4/28/2017
Emmerich T, Zakirova Z, Klimas N, Sullivan K, Shetty AK, Evans JE, Ait-Ghezala G, Laco GS, Hattiangady B, Shetty GA, Mullan M, Crynen G, Abdullah L, Crawford F. Phospholipid profiling of plasma from GW veterans and rodent models to identify potential biomarkers of Gulf War Illness. PLoS One. 2017; 12(4):e0176634. PMID: 28453542.
- Published on 3/9/2017
Abou-Donia MB, Conboy LA, Kokkotou E, Jacobson E, Elmasry EM, Elkafrawy P, Neely M, Bass CR', Sullivan K. Screening for novel central nervous system biomarkers in veterans with Gulf War Illness. Neurotoxicol Teratol. 2017 05; 61:36-46. PMID: 28286177.
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