Lisa M. Sullivan, PhD

Professor, Biostatistics

Lisa Sullivan
617.358.1489
715 Albany St Talbot Building

Biography

Lisa Sullivan is the Associate Dean for Education at the School of Public Health. She has a PhD in Statistics and is Professor of Biostatistics and former Chair of the Department of Biostatistics.  She teaches Biostatistics and Quantitative Methods for Public Health and was instrumental in developing a minor program in public health which is open to undergraduate students at Boston University. She served as Principal Investigator of the Summer Institute for Training in Biostatistics from 2003-2015, which was designed to promote interest in the field of biostatistics and its many exciting career opportunities. Lisa is co-author of a textbook entitled Introductory Applied Biostatistics, author of Essentials of Biostatistics in Public Health (currently in its third edition) and Editor-in-Chief of the Encyclopedia of Clinical Trials. She is the recipient of numerous teaching awards for excellence in teaching, including the Association for Schools of Public Health/Pfizer Award for Teaching Excellence. Lisa is a senior statistician on the Framingham Heart Study working primarily in developing and disseminating cardiovascular risk functions. She has expertise in multidisciplinary research projects including a variety of projects in cardiovascular disease, a large epidemiological study to assess the association between alcohol exposure in pregnancy and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), studies to improve methods for prenatal diagnosis and a clinical trial to improve repetitive behaviors in children affected with autism.

Other Positions

  • Associate Dean for Education, Boston University School of Public Health
  • Associate Professor, Clinical Epi Research & Training, Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Boston Medical Center

Education

  • Boston University, PhD
  • Boston University, MA
  • University of New Hampshire, BA

Publications

  • Published on 6/14/2018

    Joshi PP, Quintiliani LM, McCarthy AC, Gilmore A, Mahesri M, Sullivan LM, Apovian CM. A Randomized Controlled Feasibility Trial in Behavioral Weight Management for Underserved Postpartum African American Women: The RENEW Study. Prev Chronic Dis. 2018 Jun 14; 15:E77. PMID: 29908054.

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  • Published on 6/1/2018

    Sullivan L, Magaña L, Galea S. Peering into the future of public health teaching. Lancet Public Health. 2018 Jun; 3(6):e268. PMID: 29884431.

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  • Published on 11/1/2017

    Sullivan L, Galea S. A Vision for Graduate Public Health Education. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2017 Nov/Dec; 23(6):553-555. PMID: 28957902.

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  • Published on 7/16/2017

    Zachariah JP, Quiroz R, Enserro D, Andersson C, Keaney JF, Sullivan LM, Vasan RS. Association of Parental Obesity and Diabetes Mellitus With Circulating Adipokines in Nonobese Nondiabetic Offspring. J Am Heart Assoc. 2017 Jul 16; 6(7). PMID: 28713075.

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  • Published on 7/16/2017

    Zachariah JP, Quiroz R, Nelson KP, Teng Z, Keaney JF, Sullivan LM, Vasan RS. Prospective Relation of Circulating Adipokines to Incident Metabolic Syndrome: The Framingham Heart Study. J Am Heart Assoc. 2017 Jul 16; 6(7). PMID: 28713076.

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  • Published on 6/15/2017

    Dukes K, Tripp T, Willinger M, Odendaal H, Elliott AJ, Kinney HC, Robinson F, Petersen JM, Raffo C, Hereld D, Groenewald C, Angal J, Hankins G, Burd L, Fifer WP, Myers MM, Hoffman HJ, Sullivan L. Drinking and smoking patterns during pregnancy: Development of group-based trajectories in the Safe Passage Study. Alcohol. 2017 Aug; 62:49-60. PMID: 28755751.

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  • Published on 3/24/2017

    Sullivan LW. Data visualization. American Heart Association Tobacco Regulation and Addiction Center. Dallas. 2017.

  • Published on 3/23/2017

    Sullivan LW. Getting students engaged in biostatistics. Jones & Bartlett Learning. Burlington. 2017.

  • Published on 2/3/2017

    Dufouil C, Beiser A, McLure LA, Wolf PA, Tzourio C, Howard VJ, Westwood AJ, Himali JJ, Sullivan L, Aparicio HJ, Kelly-Hayes M, Ritchie K, Kase CS, Pikula A, Romero JR, D'Agostino RB, Samieri C, Vasan RS, Chêne G, Howard G, Seshadri S. Revised Framingham Stroke Risk Profile to Reflect Temporal Trends. Circulation. 2017 Mar 21; 135(12):1145-1159. PMID: 28159800.

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  • Published on 9/29/2016

    Sullivan LM, Weinberg J, Keaney JF. Common Statistical Pitfalls in Basic Science Research. J Am Heart Assoc. 2016 09 29; 5(10). PMID: 27688237.

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