Cris Sullivan

Cris  Sullivan
  • Professor
  • Ecological / Community Psychology


PhD, Ecological Community Psychology, Michigan State University, 1988 
MA, Ecological Community Psychology, Michigan State University, 1985 
BA, Psychology, Michigan State University, 1982

Curriculum Vitae: Cris Sullivan


Dr. Sullivan is Professor of Ecological/Community Psychology and Director of the Research Consortium on Gender-based Violence at Michigan State University (MSU). She is also a Senior Fellow of MSUs Office on Outreach and Engagement. Dr. Sullivan's areas of research expertise include conducting longitudinal evaluations of community interventions for domestic violence survivors and their children, improving the community response to gender-based violence, and evaluating victim service programs. Her research has been continually funded since her career began in 1989 (including grants from the National Institute of Mental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the National Institute of Justice), and her work has impacted research, policy and practice. In addition to consulting for local, state, federal and international organizations and initiatives, Dr. Sullivan also conducts workshops on effectively advocating in the community for domestic violence survivors and their children; understanding the effects of domestic abuse over time; improving system responses to the problem of gender-based violence; and evaluating victim service agencies.

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