GREER SULLIVAN, MD

Chief Research Officer

Dr. Greer Sullivan obtained her medical degree from the University of Mississippi in 1980. She completed her residency in Psychiatry in 1985 at the University of California,

Los Angeles (UCLA). As a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar, Dr. Sullivan completed a Master’s of Science in Public Health at UCLA, School of Public Health in 1989.

Dr. Sullivan is a health services researcher with extensive experience in community-engaged research with underserved and rural populations. She was the founding director of the Center for Healthy Communities, a health services research program, at the University of California - Riverside School of Medicine, where she was also the associate dean for population health, a professor of psychiatry, and the William R. Johnson, Jr. and S. Sue Johnson endowed chairs.

Dr. Sullivan has a long history of leading research centers. She founded and directed for 13 years the Veteran Administration’s South Central Mental Illness Research and Clinical Centers, a virtual center including five academic institutions and spanning eight Southern states. She led the Community Engagement Core for the Translational Research Institute (TRI) at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and served as the interim director of the TRI.

Dr. Sullivan has founded and led two fellowship programs in health services research and has a long record of mentoring junior health services researchers at various institutions across the nation. Her areas of expertise include stigma of mental illness, homelessness, rural disparities, and collaborative care.

Dr. Sullivan became Borrego Health’s first Chief Research Officer in 2018.

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