Margaret M. Sullivan, MD

Assistant Professor, Medicine



My clinical research interests are focused on women’s health and HIV infection as well as the prevention of transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted Infections to uninfected partners. I was the Principal Investigator for the ARTEMIS ( Assisted Reproduction Therapy and Education Model In Serodiscordants) study, an IRB-sponsored study recently closed for assessing the feasibility and acceptability of assisted reproduction services to reduce HIV transmission risk to uninfected partners in HIV-affected couples desiring a biological child. Much of my research interests are generated from my role as Infectious Disease Director of the Positive HOPE (HIV-OB Program and Education), a multidisciplinary collaboration between the section of Infectious Disease and the Department of OB/Gyn at Boston Medical Center providing prenatal care and prevention of perinatal transmission of HIV infection for all HIV-infected pregnant women followed at BMC.
Future directions for my research include exploring additional harm reduction options for assisted reproduction for HIV-affected couples including PREP ( Pre-exposure Prophylaxis).

Other Positions

  • Active Staff Privileges, Infectious Diseases, Medicine, Boston Medical Center


  • Loyola University New Orleans, MD
  • University of Notre Dame, BA


  • Published on 5/17/2017

    Nolan S, Walley AY, Heeren TC, Patts GJ, Ventura AS, Sullivan MM, Samet JH, Saitz R. HIV-infected individuals who use alcohol and other drugs, and virologic suppression. AIDS Care. 2017 Sep; 29(9):1129-1136. PMID: 28513200.

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  • Published on 4/1/2017

    Ventura AS, Winter MR, Heeren TC, Sullivan MM, Walley AY, Holick MF, Patts GJ, Meli SM, Samet JH, Saitz R. Lifetime and recent alcohol use and bone mineral density in adults with HIV infection and substance dependence. Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Apr; 96(17):e6759. PMID: 28445303.

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  • Published on 10/1/2016

    Marks G, Patel U, Stirratt MJ, Mugavero MJ, Mathews WC, Giordano TP, Crepaz N, Gardner LI, Grossman C, Davila J, Sullivan M, Rose CE, O'Daniels C, Rodriguez A, Wawrzyniak AJ, Golden MR, Dhanireddy S, Ellison J, Drainoni ML, Metsch LR, Cachay ER. Single Viral Load Measurements Overestimate Stable Viral Suppression Among HIV Patients in Care: Clinical and Public Health Implications. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2016 Oct 01; 73(2):205-12. PMID: 27105049.

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  • Published on 8/30/2016

    Karantanos T, Karanika S, Obiokoye K, Sullivan M, Phillips C, Ananthakrishnan S. Pyogenic Liver Abscess Due to Fusobacterium nucleatum in a Patient With Liver Hemangiomas. Am J Med Sci. 2017 Apr; 353(4):417-418. PMID: 28317637.

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  • Published on 7/12/2016

    Metsch LR, Feaster DJ, Gooden L, Matheson T, Stitzer M, Das M, Jain MK, Rodriguez AE, Armstrong WS, Lucas GM, Nijhawan AE, Drainoni ML, Herrera P, Vergara-Rodriguez P, Jacobson JM, Mugavero MJ, Sullivan M, Daar ES, McMahon DK, Ferris DC, Lindblad R, VanVeldhuisen P, Oden N, Castellón PC, Tross S, Haynes LF, Douaihy A, Sorensen JL, Metzger DS, Mandler RN, Colfax GN, del Rio C. Effect of Patient Navigation With or Without Financial Incentives on Viral Suppression Among Hospitalized Patients With HIV Infection and Substance Use: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA. 2016 Jul 12; 316(2):156-70. PMID: 27404184.

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  • Published on 1/1/2016

    Morgan JR, Drainoni M, Sequeira S, Sullivan M. Getting What You Pay For: Evaluating the Cost of Quality Care for Sexually Transmitted Infections. Sexually Transmitted Diseases. 2016; 1(43):18-22.

  • Published on 6/7/2015

    Mari-Lynn Drainoni, Kathleen M. Carey, Jake R Morgan, Cindy L. Christiansen, M Maya McDoom, Monica Malowney and MegSullivan. An Interrupted Continuum of Care? What are the Risk Factors andComorbidities Related to Long-Term Engagement and Retention in HIVCare?. Journal of AIDS Clinical Research. 2015; 6(6):1-6.

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  • Published on 5/15/2015

    Marks G, Gardner LI, Rose CE, Zinski A, Moore RD, Holman S, Rodriguez AE, Sullivan M, Giordano TP. Time above 1500 copies: a viral load measure for assessing transmission risk of HIV-positive patients in care. AIDS. 2015 May 15; 29(8):947-54. PMID: 25768835.

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  • Published on 4/1/2015

    Gardner LI, Marks G, Wilson TE, Giordano TP, Sullivan M, Raper JL, Rodriguez AE, Keruly J, Malitz F. Clinic-wide intervention lowers financial risk and improves revenue to HIV clinics through fewer missed primary care visits. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2015 Apr 1; 68(4):472-6. PMID: 25559605.

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  • Published on 3/1/2015

    Shrestha RK, Gardner L, Marks G, Craw J, Malitz F, Giordano TP, Sullivan M, Keruly J, Rodriguez A, Wilson TE, Mugavero M. Estimating the cost of increasing retention in care for HIV-infected patients: results of the CDC/HRSA retention in care trial. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2015 Mar 1; 68(3):345-50. PMID: 25469520.

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