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Danielle Sullivan, PhD

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Danielle Sullivan, PhD

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Affiliated Investigator

Behavioral Science Division

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Academic Appointment

  • Boston University School of Medicine, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry


  • National Center for PTSD, VA Boston Healthcare System and Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, T32 Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2018
  • Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, Behavioral Neuroscience, PhD, 2016
  • Boston University, Boston, MA, Summa Cum Laude, Neuroscience and Psychology, BA, 2011

Expertise and Interests

  • Neurobiology of PTSD
  • Mild traumatic brain injury
  • Functional and structural magnetic resonance imaging
  • Application and analysis of diffusion tensor imaging
  • Neuroimaging-genetics of PTSD and traumatic brain injury

Membership in Professional Societies

  • International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies
  • Society for Biological Psychiatry

Awards and Honors

  • Finalist, Donald F. Klein Early Career Investigator Award, Anxiety and Depression Association of America (2017)

Selected Publications

Miller, D.R., Hayes, J.P., Lafleche, G., Salat, D.H., Verfaellie, M. White Matter Abnormalities are Associated with Chronic Postconcussion Symptoms in Blast-Related Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. Human Brain Mapping, 2016; 37: 220-229.

Miller, D.R., Hayes, S.M., Hayes, J.P., Spielberg, J.M., Lafleche, G., Verfaellie, M. Default Mode Network Subsystems are Differentially Disrupted in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging/em>, 2017; 2(4): 363-371.

Sullivan, D.R. A cerebrovascular hypothesis of neurodegeneration in mTBI. The Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, 2019; 34(3): E18-E27.

Sullivan, D.R., Miller, M.W., Wolf, E.J., Logue, M.W., Robinson, M.E., Fortier, C.B., Fonda, J.R., Wang, D.J.J., Milberg, W.P., McGlinchey, R.E., Salat, D.H. Cerebral perfusion is associated with blast exposure in military personnel without moderate or severe TBI. Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism, 2020; Epub ahead of print.

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Also see: VA Mental Health