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 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 intranasal insulin, 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.

2019 Boston University Center for Military Health: Soaring Eagle Award

HMGB1, Chlorpyrifos, and Persistent GWI-like Neuropathology
09/30/2018 - 08/31/2023 (Subcontract PI)
Trustees of Indiana University NIH NIEHS

The Gulf War Illness Clinical Trials and Interventions Consortium (GWICTIC)
09/30/2018 - 09/29/2022 (Subcontract PI)
Nova Southeastern University DOD Army Med Resrch

Defining and Characterizing GWI Pathobiology Using Longitudinal Brain Imaging Biomarkers of White Matter Integrity and Hemodynamic Response
09/15/2019 - 09/14/2022 (PI)
Department of Defense/Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity

Identifying Objective Diagnostic Markers of Gulf War Illness: Salivary and Plasma Autoantibodies against Neural Proteins Validated with Brain Imaging
09/01/2019 - 08/31/2022 (Subcontract PI)
Duke University DOD Army Med Resrch

Microtubule-Based Therapy for Neurodegeneration in Gulf War Illness: Studies with hiPSC-Derived Neurons from Gulf War Veterans.
09/01/2018 - 08/31/2021 (Subcontract PI)
Drexel University DOD Army Med Resrch

Boston Biorepository, Recruitment, and Integrative Network (BBRAIN) for GWI
09/01/2018 - 08/31/2021 (PI)
Department of Defense/Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity

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

Gulf War Women's Health Cohort
09/30/2016 - 09/29/2020 (Subcontract PI)
Augusta University DOD Army Med Resrch

Novel Autoantibody Serum and cerebrospinal fluid biomarkers in veterans with gulf war illness
09/01/2015 - 09/29/2020 (PI)
Department of Defense/Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity

Brain Immune Interactions as the basis of Gulf War Illness: Gulf War Illness Consortium (GWIC)
09/30/2013 - 09/29/2020 (Subcontract PI)
Department of Defense/Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity Dept of Defense

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  1. 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 May 12.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32404828
  2. Joshi U, Evans JE, Pearson A, Saltiel N, Cseresznye A, Darcey T, Ojo J, Keegan AP, Oberlin S, Mouzon B, Paris D, Klimas N, Sullivan K, Mullan M, Crawford F, Abdullah L. Targeting sirtuin activity with nicotinamide riboside reduces neuroinflammation in a GWI mouse model. Neurotoxicology. 2020 Jul; 79:84-94. PMID: 32343995; DOI: 10.1016/j.neuro.2020.04.006;
  3. Sullivan K, Krengel M, Heboyan V, Schildroth S, Wilson CC, Iobst S, Klimas N, Coughlin SS. Prevalence and Patterns of Symptoms Among Female Veterans of the 1991 Gulf War Era: 25 Years Later. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2020 Jun; 29(6):819-826.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32250195
  4. Michalovicz LT, Kelly KA, Sullivan K, O'Callaghan JP. Acetylcholinesterase inhibitor exposures as an initiating factor in the development of Gulf War Illness, a chronic neuroimmune disorder in deployed veterans. Neuropharmacology. 2020 Jul; 171:108073. PMID: 32247728; DOI: 10.1016/j.neuropharm.2020.108073;
  5. Ansa BE, Sullivan K, Krengel MH, Heboyan V, Wilson C, Iobst S, Coughlin SS. The Gulf War Women's Health Cohort: Study Design and Protocol. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020 04 02; 17(7).View Related Profiles. PMID: 32252385
  6. Latimer JJ, Alhamed A, Sveiven S, Almutairy A, Klimas NG, Abreu M, Sullivan K, Grant SG. Preliminary Evidence for a Hormetic Effect on DNA Nucleotide Excision Repair in Veterans with Gulf War Illness. Mil Med. 2020 02 13; 185(1-2):e47-e52. PMID: 31334811; DOI: 10.1093/milmed/usz177;
  7. Alshelh Z, Albrecht DS, Bergan C, Akeju O, Clauw DJ, Conboy L, Edwards RR, Kim M, Lee YC, Protsenko E, Napadow V, Sullivan K, Loggia ML. In-vivo imaging of neuroinflammation in veterans with Gulf War illness. Brain Behav Immun. 2020 Jul; 87:498-507. PMID: 32027960; DOI: 10.1016/j.bbi.2020.01.020;
  8. K. Sullivan & S. Shildroth. Australian Government Repatriation Medical Authority review committee for Gulf War Chronic Multisymptom Illness. Statement for the Record: 29 Years after the Gulf War: What do we know about Gulf War Illness/Chronic multi-symptom Illness, its etiology and pathobiology?. 2019.
  9. Seth RK, Maqsood R, Mondal A, Bose D, Kimono D, Holland LA, Janulewicz Lloyd P, Klimas N, Horner RD, Sullivan K, Lim ES, Chatterjee S. Gut DNA Virome Diversity and Its Association with Host Bacteria Regulate Inflammatory Phenotype and Neuronal Immunotoxicity in Experimental Gulf War Illness. Viruses. 2019 10 21; 11(10).View Related Profiles. PMID: 31640184; DOI: 10.3390/v11100968;
  10. Kimono D, Sarkar S, Albadrani M, Seth R, Bose D, Mondal A, Li Y, Kar AN, Nagarkatti M, Nagarkatti P, Sullivan K, Janulewicz P, Lasley S, Horner R, Klimas N, Chatterjee S. Dysbiosis-Associated Enteric Glial Cell Immune-Activation and Redox Imbalance Modulate Tight Junction Protein Expression in Gulf War Illness Pathology. Front Physiol. 2019; 10:1229.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31680990; DOI: 10.3389/fphys.2019.01229;
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