Amy Sullivan, PsyD, ABPP is the Director of Behavioral Medicine, Research and Training in the Mellen Center for MS, consults with retired NFL players through the Cleveland Clinic Concussion program, is the Chair of the Neurological Institute Engagement Team and Co-Chairs the Women’s Leadership Initiative within the NI at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Sullivan’s work has focused on mental health in people with chronic diseases and their family members, as well as physician burnout and diversity empowerment. Her work in academic medicine often intersects with teaching, programmatic development, and strategic initiatives.
She is an expert in behavioral medicine in Multiple Sclerosis and is the only board certified MS psychologist in the country. She is an invited member of a select group of wellness researchers through the National MS Society. She and her research team are the 2015 recipient of the Robert J. Herndon award for most outstanding IJMSC article in a preceding year. Dr. Sullivan is the 2015 recipient of the Outstanding Early Career Psychologist award by the Cleveland Psychological Association. She was also named an Extraordinary Graduate of St. Bonaventure University and named a Women of Outstanding Leadership in Healthcare. Prior to her medical career, she was a Division 1 basketball player for St. Bonaventure University and played in the prestigious Atlantic-10 conference. Dr. Sullivan has learned the skill of work-life balance with both of her passions: her family (Boy Girl twins and her husband) and her career. Please follow her #NormalizeNotStigmatize hashtag on twitter @DrAmyBSullivan