Kimberly A Sullivan, PhD

Dr. Sullivan is a Research Associate 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 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.

2020 CDC/ATSDR: Charles C. Shepard Science Award for Best Paper: Finalist
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

IPA Agreement for Kimberly Sullivan
03/01/2019 - 02/28/2022 (PI)
San Francisco VA Health Care System

Improving Diagnostics and Treatments for GWI Females by Accounting for the Effects of PTSD
09/30/2018 - 09/29/2021 (Subcontract PI)
Nova Southeastern University DOD Army Med Resrch

Examination of Plasma PON1 Paraoxonase Activity and Genotype in Gulf War Veterans
09/30/2016 - 09/29/2021 (Subcontract PI)
Northern California Institute for Research and Education DOD Army Med Resrch

Gulf War Women's Health Cohort
09/30/2016 - 09/29/2021 (Subcontract PI)
Augusta University DOD Army Med Resrch

Examination of Neuroimaging, Cognitive Functioning and Plasma Markers in a longitudinal Cohort of Gulf War Deployed Veterans: The Ft. Devens Cohort
09/30/2016 - 09/29/2021 (PI)
Department of Defense/Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity

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

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

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  1. Garza-Lombó C, Thang M, Greve HJ, Mumaw CL, Messenger EJ, Ahmed C, Quinn E, Sullivan K, Block ML. Circulating HMGB1 is elevated in veterans with Gulf War Illness and triggers the persistent pro-inflammatory microglia phenotype in male C57Bl/6J mice. Transl Psychiatry. 2021 Jul 12; 11(1):390. PMID: 34253711
  2. Cheema AK, Wiener LE, McNeil RB, Abreu M, Craddock T, Fletcher MA, Helmer DA, Ashford JW, Sullivan K, Klimas NG. A randomized phase II remote study to assess Bacopa for Gulf War Illness associated cognitive dysfunction: Design and methods of a national study. Life Sci. 2021 Jul 10; 119819. PMID: 34256038
  3. Grant SG, Ibrahim OM, Jin XL, Klimas NG, Sullivan K, Latimer JJ. Elevated somatic mutation and evidence of genomic instability in veterans with Gulf War illness. Life Sci. 2021 Jun 26; 281:119746. PMID: 34181965; DOI: 10.1016/j.lfs.2021.119746;
  4. Cheema AK, McNeil RB, Craddock T, Broderick G, Abreu MM, Aenlle K, Helmer DA, Ashford JW, Sullivan K, Bested A, Cohen DE, Shungu D, Chandler H, Fletcher MA, Krengel M, Klimas N. Gulf War Illness Clinical Trials and Interventions Consortium (GWICTIC): A collaborative research infrastructure for intervention and implementation. Life Sci. 2021 Aug 01; 278:119636.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34015289; DOI: 10.1016/j.lfs.2021.119636;
  5. Krengel M, Sullivan K, Heboyan V, Zundel CG, Wilson CC, Klimas N, Coughlin SS. Neurotoxicant exposures and rates of Chronic Multisymptom Illness and Kansas Gulf War Illness criteria in Gulf War deployed women veterans. Life Sci. 2021 Sep 01; 280:119623.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34004246; DOI: 10.1016/j.lfs.2021.119623;
  6. Abou-Donia MB, Krengel MH, Lapadula ES, Zundel CG, LeClair J, Massaro J, Quinn E, Conboy LA, Kokkotou E, Nguyen DD, Abreu M, Klimas NG, Sullivan K. Sex-Based Differences in Plasma Autoantibodies to Central Nervous System Proteins in Gulf War Veterans versus Healthy and Symptomatic Controls. Brain Sci. 2021 Jan 23; 11(2).View Related Profiles. PMID: 33498629; PMCID: PMC7911379; DOI: 10.3390/brainsci11020148;
  7. Guan Y, Cheng CH, Chen W, Zhang Y, Koo S, Krengel M, Janulewicz P, Toomey R, Yang E, Bhadelia R, Steele L, Kim JH, Sullivan K, Koo BB. Neuroimaging Markers for Studying Gulf-War Illness: Single-Subject Level Analytical Method Based on Machine Learning. Brain Sci. 2020 Nov 20; 10(11).View Related Profiles. PMID: 33233672; PMCID: PMC7699718; DOI: 10.3390/brainsci10110884;
  8. Lacagnina MJ, Li J, Lorca S, Rice KC, Sullivan K, O'Callaghan JP, Grace PM. A role for neuroimmune signaling in a rat model of Gulf War Illness-related pain. Brain Behav Immun. 2021 01; 91:418-428. PMID: 33127584; PMCID: PMC7749855; DOI: 10.1016/j.bbi.2020.10.022;
  9. Bose D, Saha P, Mondal A, Fanelli B, Seth RK, Janulewicz P, Sullivan K, Lasley S, Horner R, Colwell RR, Shetty AK, Klimas N, Chatterjee S. Obesity Worsens Gulf War Illness Symptom Persistence Pathology by Linking Altered Gut Microbiome Species to Long-Term Gastrointestinal, Hepatic, and Neuronal Inflammation in a Mouse Model. Nutrients. 2020 Sep 10; 12(9).View Related Profiles. PMID: 32927823; PMCID: PMC7551189; DOI: 10.3390/nu12092764;
  10. Abou-Donia MB, Lapadula ES, Krengel MH, Quinn E, LeClair J, Massaro J, Conboy LA, Kokkotou E, Abreu M, Klimas NG, Nguyen DD, Sullivan K. Using Plasma Autoantibodies of Central Nervous System Proteins to Distinguish Veterans with Gulf War Illness from Healthy and Symptomatic Controls. Brain Sci. 2020 Sep 05; 10(9).View Related Profiles. PMID: 32899468; PMCID: PMC7563126; DOI: 10.3390/brainsci10090610;
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