Tami P Sullivan, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry; Director, Family Violence Research and Programs

Departments & Organizations

Psychiatry: Psychology Section | Sullivan Lab | The Consultation Center: YaleEval | Yale Global Mental Health Program

Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS

Office of Cooperative Research


Dr. Sullivan’s program of research centers on individual- and system-level factors that affect the mental and physical health of women victims of intimate partner violence (IPV). At the individual level, she conducts risk and protective factor research and has expertise in applying micro-longitudinal designs such as experience sampling methods. Specifically, Dr. Sullivan focuses on advancing knowledge of IPV, posttraumatic stress, substance use, and HIV/sexual risk – as well as other co-occurring problems. At the system-level, she focuses on understanding the capacity of systems (e.g., criminal justice system) to meet the unique needs of IPV-exposed women. Dr. Sullivan's research is developed and conducted in collaboration with practitioners so that findings can inform the development of interventions to be implemented in community settings. Dr. Sullivan is a scientific advisor to NIDA-funded T32 and R25 fellowships on substance abuse prevention and treatment research. She is a licensed psychologist who has extensive clinical experience with victims and offenders of IPV, providing services in a range of settings from inpatient units, intensive outpatient day programs, and outpatient clinics to domestic violence shelters, transitional living programs, and community programs.

Education & Training

PhD Northeastern University (2002)
MA Boston College (1996)

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