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Kristen Sullivan, PhD, MSW, MBA, is a Research Scientist at the Center for Bioethics, Department of Social Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She received her PhD in Health Behavior and Health Education and Master of Social Work degrees from UNC, and an MBA from the University of Miami. Her research focuses on promoting equitable access to health research and care, particularly in the context of women and adolescents living with and at risk for HIV. She conducts empirical bioethics studies which seek to surface and integrate the priorities and viewpoints of varied stakeholders into ethical analyses and guidances. With Anne Lyerly, she currently leads a NIAID-funded R01, the PREPARE (PRomoting Equity for Pregnant Adolescents in Research) project, aimed at identifying pathways to ethically advance the HIV/coinfections evidence base for pregnant adolescents.