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profileAmy Marie Sullivan, Ed.D.

TitleAssociate Director for Research, PME Academy
InstitutionHarvard Medical School
AddressHarvard Medical School
Tmec 384
260 Longwood Ave
Boston MA 02115
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TitleAssistant Professor of Medicine
InstitutionBeth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

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Reflective Writing as a Pedagogical Tool to Enhance Physician Empathic Communication
Summer, 06/06/12 - 08/16/12

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R03CA130592     (SULLIVAN, AMY M)Sep 7, 2007 - Aug 31, 2010
The impact of gender differences at the end of life
Role: Principal Investigator

R03NR009528     (SULLIVAN, AMY M)Sep 12, 2005 - Aug 31, 2007
Diagnosing and Discussing Imminent Death in the Hospital
Role: Principal Investigator

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  1. Chen XP, Sullivan AM, Bengtson JM, Dalrymple JL. Entrustment Evidence Used by Expert Gynecologic Surgical Teachers to Determine Residents' Autonomy. Obstet Gynecol. 2017 Oct; 130 Suppl 1:8S-16S. PMID: 28937513.
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  2. Connelly MT, Sullivan AM, Chinchilla M, Dale ML, Emans SJ, Nadelson CC, Notman MT, Tarbell NJ, Zigler CM, Shore EG. The Impact of a Junior Faculty Fellowship Award on Academic Advancement and Retention. Acad Med. 2017 Aug; 92(8):1160-1167. PMID: 28030418.
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  3. Chen XP, Sullivan AM, Alseidi A, Kwakye G, Smink DS. Assessing Residents' Readiness for OR Autonomy: A Qualitative Descriptive Study of Expert Surgical Teachers' Best Practices. J Surg Educ. 2017 Jul 13. PMID: 28712687.
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  4. Krupat E, Richards JB, Sullivan AM, Fleenor TJ, Schwartzstein RM. Assessing the Effectiveness of Case-Based Collaborative Learning via Randomized Controlled Trial. Acad Med. 2016 May; 91(5):723-9. PMID: 26606719.
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  5. Sullivan AM, Rock LK, Gadmer NM, Norwich DE, Schwartzstein RM. The Impact of Resident Training on Communication with Families in the Intensive Care Unit. Resident and Family Outcomes. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2016 Apr; 13(4):512-21. PMID: 26989925.
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  6. Cohen RA, Jackson VA, Norwich D, Schell JO, Schaefer K, Ship AN, Sullivan AM. A Nephrology Fellows' Communication Skills Course: An Educational Quality Improvement Report. Am J Kidney Dis. 2016 Aug; 68(2):203-211. PMID: 26994686.
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  7. Huang GC, Lindell D, Jaffe LE, Sullivan AM. A multi-site study of strategies to teach critical thinking: 'why do you think that?'. Med Educ. 2016 Feb; 50(2):236-49. PMID: 26813002.
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  8. Miloslavsky EM, McSparron JI, Richards JB, Puig A, Sullivan AM. Teaching during consultation: factors affecting the resident-fellow teaching interaction. Med Educ. 2015 Jul; 49(7):717-30. PMID: 26077219.
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  9. Schaefer KG, Chittenden EH, Sullivan AM, Periyakoil VS, Morrison LJ, Carey EC, Sanchez-Reilly S, Block SD. Raising the bar for the care of seriously ill patients: results of a national survey to define essential palliative care competencies for medical students and residents. Acad Med. 2014 Jul; 89(7):1024-31. PMID: 24979171; PMCID: PMC4077186.
  10. Veronese C, Richards JB, Pernar L, Sullivan AM, Schwartzstein RM. A randomized pilot study of the use of concept maps to enhance problem-based learning among first-year medical students. Med Teach. 2013 Sep; 35(9):e1478-84. PMID: 23617466.
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  11. Buss MK, Lessen DS, Sullivan AM, Von Roenn J, Arnold RM, Block SD. Hematology/oncology fellows' training in palliative care: results of a national survey. Cancer. 2011 Sep 15; 117(18):4304-11. PMID: 21365618.
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  12. Alexander SC, Sullivan AM, Back AL, Tulsky JA, Goldman RE, Block SD, Stewart SK, Wilson-Genderson M, Lee SJ. Information giving and receiving in hematological malignancy consultations. Psychooncology. 2012 Mar; 21(3):297-306. PMID: 21294221; PMCID: PMC3377472.
  13. Billings ME, Engelberg R, Curtis JR, Block S, Sullivan AM. Determinants of medical students' perceived preparation to perform end-of-life care, quality of end-of-life care education, and attitudes toward end-of-life care. J Palliat Med. 2010 Mar; 13(3):319-26. PMID: 20178433; PMCID: PMC2883506.
  14. Weingart SN, Price J, Duncombe D, Connor M, Conley K, Conlin GJ, Sullivan AM, Powell M, Ponte PR, Bierer BE. Enhancing safety reporting in adult ambulatory oncology with a clinician champion: a practice innovation. J Nurs Care Qual. 2009 Jul-Sep; 24(3):203-10. PMID: 19525761.
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  15. Sullivan AM, Gadmer NM, Block SD. The project on death in America faculty scholars program: a report on scholars' progress. J Palliat Med. 2009 Feb; 12(2):155-9. PMID: 19207059.
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  16. Weingart SN, Price J, Duncombe D, Connor M, Conley K, Conlin GJ, Sullivan AM, Powell M, Ponte PR, Bierer BE. Enhancing Safety Reporting in Adult Ambulatory Oncology With a Clinician Champion: A Practice Innovation. J Nurs Care Qual. 2009 Jan 24. PMID: 19174706.
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  17. Jackson VA, Mack J, Matsuyama R, Lakoma MD, Sullivan AM, Arnold RM, Weeks JC, Block SD. A qualitative study of oncologists' approaches to end-of-life care. J Palliat Med. 2008 Jul; 11(6):893-906. PMID: 18715182; PMCID: PMC2998030.
  18. Bauer-Wu S, Sullivan AM, Rosenbaum E, Ott MJ, Powell M, McLoughlin M, Healey MW. Facing the challenges of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation with mindfulness meditation: a pilot study. Integr Cancer Ther. 2008 Jun; 7(2):62-9. PMID: 18550888.
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  19. Hammel JF, Sullivan AM, Block SD, Twycross R. End-of-life and palliative care education for final-year medical students: a comparison of Britain and the United States. J Palliat Med. 2007 Dec; 10(6):1356-66. PMID: 18095815.
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  20. Sullivan AM, Lakoma MD, Matsuyama RK, Rosenblatt L, Arnold RM, Block SD. Diagnosing and discussing imminent death in the hospital: a secondary analysis of physician interviews. J Palliat Med. 2007 Aug; 10(4):882-93. PMID: 17803409.
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  21. Buss MK, Lessen DS, Sullivan AM, Von Roenn J, Arnold RM, Block SD. A study of oncology fellows' training in end-of-life care. J Support Oncol. 2007 May; 5(5):237-42. PMID: 17564154.
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  22. Parsons SK, Saiki-Craighill S, Mayer DK, Sullivan AM, Jeruss S, Terrin N, Tighiouart H, Nakagawa K, Iwata Y, Hara J, Grier HE, Block S. Telling children and adolescents about their cancer diagnosis: Cross-cultural comparisons between pediatric oncologists in the US and Japan. Psychooncology. 2007 Jan; 16(1):60-8. PMID: 16874746.
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  23. Sullivan AM, Lakoma MD, Billings JA, Peters AS, Block SD. Creating enduring change: demonstrating the long-term impact of a faculty development program in palliative care. J Gen Intern Med. 2006 Sep; 21(9):907-14. PMID: 16918733; PMCID: PMC1831593.
  24. Sullivan AM, Lakoma MD, Billings JA, Peters AS, Block SD. Teaching and learning end-of-life care: evaluation of a faculty development program in palliative care. Acad Med. 2005 Jul; 80(7):657-68. PMID: 15980082.
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  25. Jackson VA, Sullivan AM, Gadmer NM, Seltzer D, Mitchell AM, Lakoma MD, Arnold RM, Block SD. "It was haunting...": physicians' descriptions of emotionally powerful patient deaths. Acad Med. 2005 Jul; 80(7):648-56. PMID: 15980081.
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  26. Sullivan AM, Warren AG, Lakoma MD, Liaw KR, Hwang D, Block SD. End-of-life care in the curriculum: a national study of medical education deans. Acad Med. 2004 Aug; 79(8):760-8. PMID: 15277133.
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  27. DelVecchio Good MJ, Gadmer NM, Ruopp P, Lakoma M, Sullivan AM, Redinbaugh E, Arnold RM, Block SD. Narrative nuances on good and bad deaths: internists' tales from high-technology work places. Soc Sci Med. 2004 Mar; 58(5):939-53. PMID: 14732607.
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  28. Holley JL, Carmody SS, Moss AH, Sullivan AM, Cohen LM, Block SD, Arnold RM. The need for end-of-life care training in nephrology: national survey results of nephrology fellows. Am J Kidney Dis. 2003 Oct; 42(4):813-20. PMID: 14520633.
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  29. Sullivan AM, Lakoma MD, Block SD. The status of medical education in end-of-life care: a national report. J Gen Intern Med. 2003 Sep; 18(9):685-95. PMID: 12950476; PMCID: PMC1494921.
  30. Redinbaugh EM, Sullivan AM, Block SD, Gadmer NM, Lakoma M, Mitchell AM, Seltzer D, Wolford J, Arnold RM. Doctors' emotional reactions to recent death of a patient: cross sectional study of hospital doctors. BMJ. 2003 Jul 26; 327(7408):185. PMID: 12881257; PMCID: PMC166122.
  31. Connelly MT, Sullivan AM, Peters AS, Clark-Chiarelli N, Zotov N, Martin N, Simon SR, Singer JD, Block SD. Variation in predictors of primary care career choice by year and stage of training. J Gen Intern Med. 2003 Mar; 18(3):159-69. PMID: 12648246; PMCID: PMC1494832.
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