Matthew Sullivan

Graduate Student, Psychological Sciences (Affiliate)


Research Overview

I am a current predoctoral trainee on the NIMH T32 Social Processes of HIV Fellowship housed at InCHIP. I am interested in reducing the health burdens and disparities associated with HIV by promoting increased engagement in mental health care and substance abuse treatment programs. I hope to produce research that facilitates integration of mental health and SUD treatment with HIV care to promote sexual risk reduction and ART adherence. My current research applies multilevel modeling to examine the proximate (event-level) determinants of sexual risk behaviors such as condomless vaginal and anal intercourse in people living with HIV. In particular, I am examining the roles of substance use and HIV serostatus disclosure in determining sexual risk behavior. Other current research includes an examination of psychosocial predictors of medication adherence and rehospitalization in adult and adolescent psychiatric inpatients (including substance use detoxification treatment). My previous research experiences as a research assistant at Tufts Medical Center in Boston include coordinating clinical trial research for psychopharmacological treatments for bipolar disorder and other mood disorders, as well as meta-analytic comparative effectiveness research for chronic illness (e.g., rheumatoid arthritis) treatments.

Education

B.A., Williams College, 2011
Psychology; English

Featured Publications

Kalichman SC, Price D, Eaton LA, Burnham K, Sullivan M, Finneran S, Cornelius T & Allen A (2017). Diminishing Perceived Threat of AIDS and Increasing Sexual Risks of HIV Among Men Who Have Sex with Men, 1997–2015. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 1-8.

Vöhringer PA, Barroilhet, SA, Alvear K, Medina S, Espinosa C, Alexandrovich K, Riumallo P, Leiva F, Hurtado ME, Sullivan M, Holtzman N, & Ghaemi SN (2016). The International Mood Network (IMN) Nosology Project: differentiating borderline personality from bipolar illness. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 134(6), 504-510.

Bannuru RR, Brodie CR, Sullivan MC, & McAlindon TE (2016). Safety of Repeated Injections of Sodium Hyaluronate (SUPARTZ) for Knee Osteoarthritis A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Cartilage, 1947603516642271.

Vöhringer PA, Ostacher MJ, El-Mallakh RS, Holtzman NS, Thommi SB, Whitham EA, Sullivan MC, Baldassano CF, Goodwin FK, Baldessarini RJ, & Ghaemi SN (2015). Antidepressants in type II versus type I bipolar depression: a randomized discontinuation trial. Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology, 35(5), 605.

Bannuru RR, McAlindon TE, Sullivan MC, Wong JB, Kent DM, & Schmid CH (2015). Effectiveness and implications of alternative placebo treatments: a systematic review and network meta-analysis of osteoarthritis trials. Annals of Internal Medicine, 163(5), 365-372.

Singh JA, Saag KG, Bridges SL, Akl EA, Bannuru RR, Sullivan MC, … & Curtis JR (2016). 2015 American College of Rheumatology guideline for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritis & Rheumatology, 68(1), 1-26.

McAlindon TE, Bannuru RR, Sullivan MC, Arden NK, Berenbaum F, Bierma-Zeinstra SM, … & Kwoh K (2014). OARSI guidelines for the non-surgical management of knee osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, 22(3), 363-388.

Bannuru RR, Vaysbrot EE, Sullivan, MC, & McAlindon TE (2014). Relative efficacy of hyaluronic acid in comparison with NSAIDs for knee osteoarthritis: a systematic review and meta-analysis. In Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism (Vol. 43, No. 5, pp. 593-599). WB Saunders.

Sani G, Napoletano F, Vöhringer PA, Sullivan M, Simonetti A, Koukopoulos A, Danese E, Girardi P, Ghaemi N. Mixed depression: clinical features and predictors of its onset associated with antidepressant use. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics. 2014;83(4):213-21. PubMed ID 24970376

Sullivan MC, Manning E, Bannuru RR. Yoga for Rheumatic Conditions: Potential Physical, Cognitive and Affective Advantages. Journal of Yoga and Physical Therapy. 2014 March 5.

McAlindon TE, Bannuru RR, Sullivan MC, Arden NK, Berenbaum F, Bierma-Zeinstra SM, Hawker GA, Henrotin Y, Hunter DJ, Kawaguchi H, Kwoh K, Lohmander S, Rannou F, Roos EM, Underwood M. OARSI Guidelines for the Non-Surgical Management of Knee Osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage. 2014 Jan 23. PubMed ID: 24462672

Bannuru RR, Vaysbrot EE, Sullivan MC, McAlindon TE. Relative efficacy of hyaluronic acid in comparison with NSAIDs for knee osteoarthritis. A systematic review and meta-analysis. Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism 2013 Oct 14. PubMed ID: 24216297

Vöhringer PA, Jimenez MI, Igor MA, Forés GA, Correa MO, Sullivan MC, Holtzman NS, Barroilhet SA, Alvear K, Logvinenko T, Kent DM, Ghaemi SN. Detecting Mood Disorder in Resource-Limited Primary Care Settings: A comparison of a self-administered screening tool to general practitioner assessment. Journal of Medical Screening. 2013 Sep 30. PubMed ID: 24080916

Vöhringer PA, Jimenez MI, Igor MA, Forés GA, Correa MO, Sullivan MC, Holtzman NS, Whitham EA, Barroilhet SA, Alvear K, Logvinenko T, Kent DM, Ghaemi SN. A clinical predictive score for mood disorder risk in low-income primary care settings. Journal of Affective Disorders. 2013 Jul 31. PubMed ID: 23916307

Contact Information
Emailmatthew.c.sullivan@uconn.edu
Mailing Address406 Babbidge Road
U-1020
Storrs, CT 06269