Kimberly Sullivan
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Kimberly A. Sullivan, PhD

Research Associate Professor, Environmental Health - Boston University School of Public Health

Biography

Dr. Sullivan is a Research Associate 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 a behavioral neuroscientist and the Principal Investigator (PI) on the large multi-site Gulf War Illness Consortium (GWIC) that includes 9 study sites and is designed to determine the pathobiology of Gulf War Illness (GWI). She is also the PI of the large, multi-site Gulf War Illness Biorepository Network (BBRAIN) designed to share biospecimens and foster collaboration with other GWI researchers. She is also site PI for multiple treatment trials including Co-enzyme Q10 and D-cycloserine to treat cognitive and fatigue problems in veterans with GWI and multiple phase I/II trials of the multi-site GWI Clinical Trials Consortium (GWICTIC). Dr. Sullivan has worked in the field of aging and behavioral neurotoxicology since 1992. She has also 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 in Alzheimer's disease, stroke and Parkinson disease.

Education

  • Boston University, PhD Field of Study: Neuroscience/Neurology
  • Curry College, BA Field of Study: Psychology

Publications

  • Published on 5/17/2021

    Cheema AK, McNeil RB, Craddock T, Broderick G, Abreu MM, Aenlle K, Helmer DA, Ashford JW, Sullivan K, Bested A, Cohen DE, Shungu D, Chandler H, Fletcher MA, Krengel M, Klimas N. Gulf War Illness Clinical Trials and Interventions Consortium (GWICTIC): A collaborative research infrastructure for intervention and implementation. Life Sci. 2021 May 17; 278:119636. PMID: 34015289.

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  • Published on 5/15/2021

    Krengel M, Sullivan K, Heboyan V, Zundel CG, Wilson CC, Klimas N, Coughlin SS. Neurotoxicant exposures and rates of Chronic Multisymptom Illness and Kansas Gulf War illness criteria in gulf war deployed women veterans. Life Sci. 2021 May 15; 119623. PMID: 34004246.

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  • Published on 1/23/2021

    Abou-Donia MB, Krengel MH, Lapadula ES, Zundel CG, LeClair J, Massaro J, Quinn E, Conboy LA, Kokkotou E, Nguyen DD, Abreu M, Klimas NG, Sullivan K. Sex-Based Differences in Plasma Autoantibodies to Central Nervous System Proteins in Gulf War Veterans versus Healthy and Symptomatic Controls. Brain Sci. 2021 Jan 23; 11(2). PMID: 33498629.

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  • Published on 11/20/2020

    Guan Y, Cheng CH, Chen W, Zhang Y, Koo S, Krengel M, Janulewicz P, Toomey R, Yang E, Bhadelia R, Steele L, Kim JH, Sullivan K, Koo BB. Neuroimaging Markers for Studying Gulf-War Illness: Single-Subject Level Analytical Method Based on Machine Learning. Brain Sci. 2020 Nov 20; 10(11). PMID: 33233672.

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  • Published on 10/27/2020

    Lacagnina MJ, Li J, Lorca S, Rice KC, Sullivan K, O'Callaghan JP, Grace PM. A role for neuroimmune signaling in a rat model of Gulf War Illness-related pain. Brain Behav Immun. 2021 01; 91:418-428. PMID: 33127584.

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  • Published on 9/10/2020

    Bose D, Saha P, Mondal A, Fanelli B, Seth RK, Janulewicz P, Sullivan K, Lasley S, Horner R, Colwell RR, Shetty AK, Klimas N, Chatterjee S. Obesity Worsens Gulf War Illness Symptom Persistence Pathology by Linking Altered Gut Microbiome Species to Long-Term Gastrointestinal, Hepatic, and Neuronal Inflammation in a Mouse Model. Nutrients. 2020 Sep 10; 12(9). PMID: 32927823.

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  • Published on 9/5/2020

    Abou-Donia MB, Lapadula ES, Krengel MH, Quinn E, LeClair J, Massaro J, Conboy LA, Kokkotou E, Abreu M, Klimas NG, Nguyen DD, Sullivan K. Using Plasma Autoantibodies of Central Nervous System Proteins to Distinguish Veterans with Gulf War Illness from Healthy and Symptomatic Controls. Brain Sci. 2020 Sep 05; 10(9). PMID: 32899468.

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  • Published on 9/1/2020

    Yee MK, Zundel CG, Maule AL, Heeren T, Proctor SP, Sullivan KA, Krengel MH. Longitudinal Assessment of Health Symptoms in Relation to Neurotoxicant Exposures in 1991 Gulf War Veterans: The Ft. Devens Cohort. J Occup Environ Med. 2020 09; 62(9):663-668. PMID: 32890202.

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  • Published on 8/20/2020

    Zundel CG, Heeren T, Grasso CM, Spiro A, Proctor SP, Sullivan K, Krengel M. Changes in Health Status in the Ft. Devens Gulf War Veterans Cohort: 1997-2017. Neurosci Insights. 2020; 15:2633105520952675. PMID: 32914090.

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  • Published on 8/8/2020

    Bose D, Mondal A, Saha P, Kimono D, Sarkar S, Seth RK, Janulewicz P, Sullivan K, Horner R, Klimas N, Nagarkatti M, Nagarkatti P, Chatterjee S. TLR Antagonism by Sparstolonin B Alters Microbial Signature and Modulates Gastrointestinal and Neuronal Inflammation in Gulf War Illness Preclinical Model. Brain Sci. 2020 Aug 08; 10(8). PMID: 32784362.

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