Matthew Sullivan

Program: Clinical Psychology 
Advisor: Dean G. Cruess
Anticipated Graduation: 2021
Education: M.S., Clinical Psychology, University of Connecticut, 2018

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

Research Interests: I am interested in improving health outcomes for people who use drugs. My research has focused on improving adherence to biomedical tools to prevent HIV and reduce drug-related harms. In particular, I am interested in patient and provider factors that affect use of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), such as stigma, coping, disclosure behaviors, and HIV risk perceptions.
Representative Publications:
  • Sullivan MC, Rosen AO, Allen A, Benbella D, Camacho G, Cortopassi AC, Driver R, Ssenyonjo J, Eaton LA, Kalichman SC (2020). Falling Short of the First 90: HIV Stigma and HIV Testing Research in the 90-90-90 Era. AIDS and Behavior. 


  • Sullivan MC, Cruess DG, Huedo-Medina TM, & Kalichman SC (2019). Substance Use, HIV Serostatus Disclosure, and Sexual Risk Behavior in People Living with HIV: An Event-level Analysis. Archives of Sexual Behavior.


  • Sullivan MC, Strainge L, Blackmon JE, Cruess SE, Wheeler DS, & Cruess DG (In press). Assessing an epidemic: Utility of the DSM-5 Level 2 Substance Use Screener in adult psychiatric inpatients. Journal of Addictions Nursing.


  • Strainge L, Sullivan MC, Blackmon JE, Cruess SE, Wheeler D, & Cruess DG (2019). PROMIS-Assessed Sleep Problems and Physical Health Symptoms in Adult Psychiatric Inpatients. Health Psychology. 38(5), 376-385. DOI: 10.1037/hea0000651


  • 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, 46(4), 895-902. DOI: 10.1007/s10508-016-0934-9


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