Eileen L. Sullivan, Pharm.D.

Assistant Professor
Disciplines Taught: Interdisciplinary Health Care Ethics, Interdisciplinary Health Services
Office: Post Hall 121
Phone: (610) 660-2953
Fax: (610) 660-3359
Email: esulliva@sju.edu


Dr. Sullivan is a registered pharmacist in the states of NJ and PA and has worked continuously in Retail Pharmacy, Hospital Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Industry and Long-Term Care. Her Pharm.D. Clinical rotations included Drug Information (Janssen Pharmaceutia), Acute Care (St. Mary’s Medical Center), and Ambulatory Care (St. Mary’s Medical Center).  Dr. Sullivan worked for the UMDNJ system (University of Medicine and Dentistry) before transitioning into the role as a Principal Research Pharmacist for The R.W. Johnson Pharmaceutical Research Institute from 1998-2001 a division of Johnson & Johnson. The R.W. Johnson Pharmaceutical Research Institute conducts research and development in a variety of therapeutic areas for the Johnson & Johnson family of companies. Dr. Sullivan continued her career within the Pharmaceutical Industry within Drug Information and possesses extensive professional experience within Scientific Affairs, Medical Communications and Medical Affairs from various subsidiaries of Johnson & Johnson. She has held various positions within Johnson & Johnson including but not limited to Associate Director, Medical Education Manager, and Scientific Affairs Associate. Dr. Sullivan’s primary area of concentration was Neurology and Mental Illness.

Dr. Sullivan’s career achievements include the Ortho McNeil PEAK Award, Outstanding Achievement Recognition (J&J RWJ/PRI), Lightning Strikes Award (Janssen Pharmaceutica), and STAR Award (Janssen Pharmaceutica). She has facilitated several speaking engagements including Clinical Trial Supply USA for multiple round table discussions and topics involving Team Building, Communication and Development of Team Partnerships. Dr. Sullivan has been associated with the Drug Information Association (DIA), the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), American Medical Writers Association (AMWA) and the American Public Health Association (APHA).

Education

  • Doctorate of Pharmacy Degree, Shenandoah University School of Pharmacy: Winchester, VA, May 2001
  • Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, Temple University School of Pharmacy: Philadelphia, PA, May 1995
  • Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences, Rowan University: Glassboro, NJ, June 1992

Professional Experience

  • 2011-present: Assistant Professor of Health Services, Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2010-2011: Visiting Professor of Health Services, Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2009-2010: Adjunct Professor of Health Services, Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2005-2008: Associate Director, Clinical Supplies Liaison, Ortho-McNeil Janssen Scientific Affairs, Titusville, NJ
  • 2003-2005: Assistant Director, Professional Education Group, Janssen Pharmaceutica, Titusville, NJ
  • 2002-2003: Manager, Medical Communications, Janssen Pharmaceutica, Titusville, NJ
  • 2001-2002: Medical Communications Doctorate Externship, CYTOCOM, LLC, West Windsor, NJ
  • 2000-2001: Principal Research Pharmacist, The R.W. Johnson Pharmaceutical Research Institute, Spring House, PA
  • 1998-1999: Acting Clinical Supplies Manager, The R.W. Johnson Pharmaceutical Research Institute, Spring House, PA
  • 1998-1999: Research Pharmacist, The R.W. Johnson Pharmaceutical Research Institute, Spring House, PA
  • 1996-1998: Research Associate, The R.W. Johnson Pharmaceutical Research Institute, Spring House, PA
  • 1989-1995: Pharmacy Student, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Stratford, NJ

Courses Taught

  • IHS 110 Psychosocial Aspects of Chronic Illness and Disability
  • IHS 263 Theories of Addiction and Addictive Behavior
  • IHS 323 Health and Society
  • IHS 495 Senior Seminar

Research

Dr. Sullivan is currently conducting research in the area of Alzheimer’s Dementia with a main focus on medical educational tools within the geriatric population to include Quality of Life, disease management and treatment management. In addition to the patient, Dr. Sullivan’s agenda includes research regarding the key aspects affecting caregivers of patients with Alzheimer’s Dementia regarding Quality of Life, respite necessity, caregiver education, and the growing rate of caregivers for Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Sullivan’s goal is to research the current social and behavioral aspects of Alzheimer's disease and define educational tools that can prove beneficial to the aforementioned populations.


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