Lisa M. Sullivan, PhD

Professor, Biostatistics

Lisa Sullivan
(617) 638-5047
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 for MPH students and was instrumental in developing a minor program in public health which is open to undergraduate students at Boston University. She is Principal Investigator of the Summer Institute for Training in Biostatistics which is 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 second edition) and Editor-in-Chief of the Encyclopedia of Clinical Trials. She is the recipient of numerous teaching awards for excellence in teaching. Lisa is a senior statistician on the Framingham Heart Study working primarily in developing and disseminating cardiovascular risk functions. She is active 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

Websites

    Education

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

    Classes Taught

    • SPH BS401
    • SPH BS704
    • SPH BS901

    Publications

    • 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 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 Sep 29; 5(10). PMID: 27688237.

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    • Published on 7/6/2016

      Haring R, Enserro D, Xanthakis V, Mitchell GF, Benjamin EJ, Hamburg NM, Sullivan L, Nauck M, Wallaschofski H, Vasan RS. Plasma Fibroblast Growth Factor 23: Clinical Correlates and Association With Cardiovascular Disease and Mortality in the Framingham Heart Study. J Am Heart Assoc. 2016 Jul 06; 5(7). PMID: 27385427.

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    • Published on 5/1/2016

      Magnani JW, Wang N, Benjamin EJ, Garcia ME, Bauer DC, Butler J, Ellinor PT, Kritchevsky S, Marcus GM, Newman A, Phillips CL, Sasai H, Satterfield S, Sullivan LM, Harris TB. Atrial Fibrillation and Declining Physical Performance in Older Adults: The Health, Aging, and Body Composition Study. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2016 May; 9(5):e003525. PMID: 27052031.

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    • Published on 2/18/2016

      Andersson C, Enserro D, Sullivan L, Wang TJ, Januzzi JL, Benjamin EJ, Vita JA, Hamburg NM, Larson MG, Mitchell GF, Vasan RS. Relations of circulating GDF-15, soluble ST2, and troponin-I concentrations with vascular function in the community: The Framingham Heart Study. Atherosclerosis. 2016 May; 248:245-51. PMID: 26972631.

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    • Published on 11/30/2015

      Zachariah JP, Hwang S, Hamburg NM, Benjamin EJ, Larson MG, Levy D, Vita JA, Sullivan LM, Mitchell GF, Vasan RS. Circulating Adipokines and Vascular Function: Cross-Sectional Associations in a Community-Based Cohort. Hypertension. 2016 Feb; 67(2):294-300. PMID: 26628673.

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