Kristen-SullivanKristen Sullivan is Research Project Director at the UNC Center for Bioethics for the PHASES Project (Pregnancy and HIV/AIDS, Seeking Equitable Study), a four-year, NIH-funded multi-institutional international research project addressing ethical, legal, and scientific considerations around involving pregnant women in HIV research. She was a Research Scholar at the Center for Health Policy and Inequalities Research at the Duke Global Health Institute. Her doctorate in Health Behavior and Health Education, and a Master of Social Work degree, enabled her research to focus on psycho-social factors affecting healthcare engagement and well-being among marginalized populations, particularly HIV-infected adolescents and young adults and women, and evaluating related interventions both in sub Saharan Africa and in the Southeastern US. During her time at Duke, Kristen worked on two HRSA/HAB Special Project of National Significance (SPNS) grants, including the Enhancing Access to and Retention in Quality HIV/AIDS Care for Women of Color Initiative and Systems Linkages and Access to Care initiatives, and served as a site PI and Evaluator for these two projects, developing and leading the mixed methods evaluations of the North Carolina based interventions.  She was a qualitative researcher on the Ford Foundation funded Southern HIV/AIDS Strategy Initiative and led the qualitative component of a study in Moshi, Tanzania exploring the psychosocial contexts of adolescents living with HIV. Her teaching experience stems both from the MSc Global Health program at Duke and in Public Health and Human Service Studies at Elon University.