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Jeffrey H. Sullivan, MD, MHS

Clinical Assistant Professor, Epidemiology

I am a physician scientist with formal training in epidemiology and experience in longitudinal data analysis on large infectious disease and cardiovascular cohort databases. I have participated in community-based and human translational studies involving multi-disciplinary research teams. Currently, I am performing studies on existing clinical data that assess the changes in initial treatment and outcome of resistant infections in community-dwelling individuals. With the assistance of the Group Health Research Institute, I anticipate performing future studies on immunological risk factors for recurrent or persistent infections with MRSA. Future collaborative studies will involve evaluation of interventions to influence recognition and treatment of common infections by primary care physicians.

Contact Information
Group Health Cooperative
125 16th Avenue East
Seattle, WA 98112
Tel: 206-326-3199

Research Interests
Clinical Epidemiology/ Infectious disease epidemiology pertaining to respiratory infections and immunizations

MHS, Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University, School of Public Health 1998
MD, University of Minnesota, School of Medicine 1991

Temporal trends in treatment of community acquired infections

Home portable testing for diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea

Selected Publications
Sullivan J., Moore R., Keruly J., Chaisson R. The Effect of HAART on the Incidence of Bacterial Pneumonia in Patients with AIDS. AM J Respir Crit Care Med. 2000; 162: 64-67.

Sullivan J., Mitchell T., Steinhoff M. Anti-Pneumolysin Antibody Titers before and after Pneumococcal Infection in HIV Positive Drug Users. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2001; 163: 680-84.

Sullivan J., Ishikawa N., Pearce R., Sheppard L., Siscovick D., Checkoway H., Kaufman J. Exposure to ambient fine particulate matter and primary cardiac arrest in individuals with and without clinically recognized heart disease. Am J. Epidemiol 2003; 157:501-509.

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