Paula Sullivan, PhD
Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
Phone: (t) 317.944.8167
Address: 410 West 10th Street, Suite 1001, Indianapolis, IN 46202-5140
Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics; Resident Education
Areas of Interest
Clinical: Promoting mental health competency through teaching and supervision; motivational Interviewing; mindfulness in resident clinical encounters; psychoeducational assessment of children and adolescents; developmental behavioral pediatrics
Research: Promoting pediatric/adolescent mental health competency in residency training; developmental and mental health screening for children and adolescents; adolescents' perceptions of their health care experience
Dr. Sullivan is an Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics. She has been involved as the clinical psychologist for the Developmental Behavioral Pediatric Fellowship program and then the RRC mandated Developmental Behavioral Pediatric rotation since 1987 and as a senior clinical psychologist for the Riley Child Development Center Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Program since 1992. As a preceptor at the MSA 1 resident continuity clinics, she has promoted developmental and mental health screening and focused on increasing residents' interviewing and counseling skills.
|1973||B.A., Psychology and French, Summa Cum Laude, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA|
|1975||M.S., Clinical Psychology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN|
|1978||Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN|
|1977-78||Pre-doctoral Internship, Pediatric Clinical Psychology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC|
Honors & Awards
|1972||Psi Chi Junior Award, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA|
|1973||French Ambassador’s Award, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA|
|1973||Psi Chi Senior Award, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA|
|1973.||Phi Beta Kappa, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA.|
|1973||Summa Cum Laude, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA|
|1977||Sigma Delta Epsilon, Graduate Women in Science, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN|
|1977||Phi Kappa Phi, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN|
Riley Children's Hospital (Riley Child Development Center, MSA 1, MSA2), PCC
Phone: (t) 317.944.8167
Address: 410 West 10th Street, Suite 1001
Research & Grants
|Developmental Screening of Infants and Young Children with Cancer|
|Promoting Healthy Social-Emotional Development in Primary Care|
|The Prevalence of At-Risk Developmental Delays in Children 30-60 Months Old Who Present with Disruptive Behaviors|
|Green, M.., Sullivan, P.D., & Eichberg, C.
Homework conflicts, skirmishes, and wars.
Contemporary Pediatrics, September 1999, 16, 9 65-73.
|Green, M., Sullivan, P.D., & Eichberg, C.,
What to do with the angry toddler.
Contemporary Pediatrics, August 2001, 18, 8, 65.
|Green, M., Sullivan, P.D. & Eichberg, C.
Avoid a “Swiss Cheese’ history with psychosocial complaints.
Contemporary Pediatrics, October 2002, 19, 115.
|Green, M., Sullivan, P.D. & Eichberg, C. Helping academic underachievers become
achievers in their own right.
Contemporary Pediatrics, June 2005.
|Bauer, N., Sullivan, P.D., Hus, A.
"Promoting Pediatric Mental Health Competency in Residency Training,"
Patient Education and Counseling, in press.