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Sean D. Sullivan

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The fertility of our minds to invent health care technology must now be matched by a commitment to assess and identify its appropriate use.
Professor, Health Services
Professor, Department of Pharmacy (primary appt.)
Adjunct Professor, Allergy and Infectious Dis.

Education

PhD   University of California (Berkeley), 1992   (Health Economics)
MS   University of Texas (Austin), 1986   (Pharmacy)
BS   Oregon State University, 1983   (Pharmacy)

Contact Info

email:   sdsull@uw.edu

office:   H-375, Health Sciences Building

address:
1959 NE Pacific Street
Seattle, WA 98195-7630

campus box:   357630
voice:   206-685-8153
fax:   206-543-3835

About

Sean D. Sullivan is Professor and Dean of the University of Washington School of Pharmacy. In addition to his joint appointment as Professor of Health Services, He also holds adjunct appointments in the School of Medicine, the Public Health Sciences Division at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and at Group Health Research Institute.

Dr. Sullivan has authored more than 300 journal articles, book chapters, task force reports and organizational and governmental publications. In many of these writings, he has assessed the evidence and applications of medical technology in relation to coverage and reimbursement decisions. His research interests include technology assessment, medical decision-making and economic evaluation of medical technology. He is the past chair of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy executive committee on the AMCP Format for Formulary Submissions - the United States evidence-based guidelines for formulary decision-making.

Dr. Sullivan is a member of the Medicare Evidence Development and Coverage Advisory Committee. He is also on the editorial boards of Value in Health, PharmacoEconomics, European Journal of Health Economics and Core Evidence. He is a past president of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research.


Technology assessment; medical decision making; economic evaluation of pharmaceuticals, particularly in the areas of respiratory disorders, organ transplantation, HIV/AIDS, mental health and clinical decision making



Alfonso-Cristancho R, King WC, Mitchell JE, Ramanathan R, Sullivan SD, Belle SH, Flum DR. Longitudinal Evaluation of Work Status and Productivity After Bariatric Surgery. JAMA. 2016 Oct 18;316(15):1595-1597. doi: 10.1001/jama.2016.12040.  PMID: 27755626
  


Oster G, Sullivan SD, Dalal MR, Kazemi MR, Rojeski M, Wysham CH, Sung J, Johnstone B, Cali AM, Wei LJ, Traylor L, Anhalt H, Hull M, Van Vleet J, Meneghini LF. Achieve Control: A pragmatic clinical trial of insulin glargine 300 U/mL versus other basal insulins in insulin-naïve patients with type 2 diabetes. Postgrad Med. 2016 Oct 3.  PMID: 27690710
  


Yeung K, Basu A, Hansen RN, Watkins JB, Sullivan SD. Impact of a Value-based Formulary on Medication Utilization, Health Services Utilization, and Expenditures. Med Care. 2016 Aug 30. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 27579915
  


Bennette CS, Richards C, Sullivan SD, Ramsey SD. Steady Increase In Prices For Oral Anticancer Drugs After Market Launch Suggests A Lack Of Competitive Pressure. Health Aff (Millwood). 2016 May 1;35(5):805-12. doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2015.1145.  PMID: 27140986
  


McDougall JA, Bansal A, Goulart BH, McCune JS, Karnopp A, Fedorenko C, Greenlee S, Valderrama A, Sullivan SD, Ramsey SD. The Clinical and Economic Impacts of Skeletal-Related Events Among Medicare Enrollees With Prostate Cancer Metastatic to Bone. Oncologist. 2016 Mar;21(3):320-6. doi: 10.1634/theoncologist.2015-0327. Epub 2016 Feb 10.  PMID: 26865591    PMCID: PMC4786354
   


2016
Member, dissertation committee for David Kim
Loss relative to Efficient Diffusion (LED) A novel metric for economic evaluation of medical technology and its application to the evaluation of bariatric surgery

2012
Chair, thesis committee for Junho Jang
Trends in cost, health status and functional outcomes among adult and pediatric patients with asthma: 2000-2009