Kimberly A Sullivan, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Environmental Health

PhD, Boston University



Dr. 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.


Examination of Neuroimaging, Cognitive Functioning and Plasma Markers in a longitudinal Cohort of Gulf War Deployed Veterans: The Ft. Devens Cohort
09/30/2016 - 09/29/2020 (PI)
Department of Defense/Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity

Novel Autoantibody Serum and cerebrospinal fluid biomarkers in veterans with gulf war illness
09/01/2015 - 09/29/2018 (PI)
Department of Defense/Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity

Gulf War Women's Health Cohort
09/30/2016 - 09/29/2017 (PI)
Augusta University DOD Army Med Resrch

Examination of Plasma PON1 Paraoxonase Activity and Genotype in Gulf War Veterans
09/30/2016 - 09/29/2017 (PI)
Northern California Institute for Research and Education DOD Army Med Resrch

An In-Vivo Investigation of Brain Inflammation in Gulf War Illness with Integrated PET/MR Imaging
09/30/2014 - 09/29/2017 (PI)
Massachusetts General Hospital DOD Army Med Resrch

Brain Immune Interactions as the basis of Gulf War Illness: Gulf War Illness Consortium (GWIC)
09/30/2013 - 09/29/2017 (PI)
Department of Defense/Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity Dept of Defense

Intranasal insulin: a novel treatment for Gulf War multi-symptom illness
09/30/2012 - 09/29/2017 (PI)
Bronx Veterans Medical Research Foundation Dept of Defense

Microtubule Abnormalities Underlying Gulf War Illness in Neurons from Human-Induced Pluripotent Cells
09/01/2015 - 08/31/2017 (PI)
Drexel University DOD Army Med Resrch

Personnel agreement for research services of Kimberly Sullivan
07/01/2016 - 06/30/2017 (PI)
VA Boston Healthcare System

Agreement for Research Services of Nicole Comfort
01/01/2016 - 12/31/2016 (PI)
VA Boston Healthcare System

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  1. 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 May; 61:36-46. PMID: 28286177; DOI: 10.1016/j.ntt.2017.03.002;.
  2. Abdullah L, Evans JE, Joshi U, Crynen G, Reed J, Mouzon B, Baumann S, Montague H, Zakirova Z, Emmerich T, Bachmeier C, Klimas N, Sullivan K, Mullan M, Ait-Ghezala G, Crawford F. Translational potential of long-term decreases in mitochondrial lipids in a mouse model of Gulf War Illness. Toxicology. 2016 Nov 30; 372:22-33. PMID: 27931520; DOI: 10.1016/j.tox.2016.10.012;.
  3. Yee MK, Seichepine DR, Janulewicz PA, Sullivan KA, Proctor SP, Krengel MH. Self-Reported Traumatic Brain Injury, Health and Rate of Chronic Multisymptom Illness in Veterans From the 1990-1991 Gulf War. J Head Trauma Rehabil. 2016 Sep-Oct; 31(5):320-8.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26291628; DOI: 10.1097/HTR.0000000000000173;.
  4. White RF, Steele L, O'Callaghan JP, Sullivan K, Binns JH, Golomb BA, Bloom FE, Bunker JA, Crawford F, Graves JC, Hardie A, Klimas N, Knox M, Meggs WJ, Melling J, Philbert MA, Grashow R. Recent research on Gulf War illness and other health problems in veterans of the 1991 Gulf War: Effects of toxicant exposures during deployment. Cortex. 2016 Jan; 74:449-75.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26493934; PMCID: PMC4724528; DOI: 10.1016/j.cortex.2015.08.022;.
  5. Binns, J., Bloom, F., Bunker, J., Crawford, F., Golomb, B., Graves, J., Klimas, N., O’Callaghan, J., Ondra, S., Philbert, M., Steele, L., White, R., Barlow, C., Hardie, A., Knox, M., Meggs, W., Sullivan, K., Melling, J. . Report of the VA Federal Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans Illnesses. Gulf War Illness and the Health of Gulf War Veterans: Research Update and Recommendations, 2009-2013. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC. U.S. Government Printing Office. Washington, DC. 2014. View Publication
  6. Sullivan, K., Krengel, M, Janulewicz, P. & Chamberlain, J. . An overview of toxicant exposures in veteran cohorts from Vietnam to Iraq. In Amara, J. & Hendricks, A.(editors).Military Medical Care: From Predeployment to Post-separation. Abingdon: Routledge publishers. 2013.
  7. Ellenbogen, J., Grace, S., Heiger-Bernays, W., Manwell, J., Mills, D., Sullivan, K. & Weisskopf, M. . Expert Panel Report for Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection. Wind Turbine Health Impact Study: Report of Independent Expert Panel, prepared for Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection and Massachusetts Department of Public Health. 2012.
  8. White, RF., Sullivan, K. Response to is Gulf War Illness “Real”: The jury is still out by DR Orme. Federal Practioner. 2011.
  9. Chevrier C, Sullivan K, White RF, Comtois C, Cordier S, Grandjean P. Qualitative assessment of visuospatial errors in mercury-exposed Amazonian children. Neurotoxicology. 2009 Jan; 30(1):37-46.View Related Profiles. PMID: 18992767; DOI: 10.1016/j.neuro.2008.09.012;.
  10. Sullivan, K., Krengel, M., Proctor, S. P., Devine, S., Heeren, T., & White, R. F. . Cognitive functioning in treatment-seeking Gulf War veterans: pyridostigmine bromide use and PTSD. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment. 2003; 25:95-102.
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