Alisia Sullivan, MSW is a doctoral student in the College of Social Work at the University of Kentucky. Her research interests center around the social determinants of health (SDOH) and chronic health conditions that disproportionately affect black women’s health. Currently, she is working on a study that explores the efficacy of a faith-based diabetes prevention health intervention administered solely to congregants in African American churches. She also serves on the Health Equity Action Team (H.E.A.T.) which is comprised of black women who reside in public housing in the East End of Lexington, Kentucky, who are committed to addressing health disparities through community-led interventions. She is vested in the development of evidence-based transdisciplinary interventions to promote health outcomes in marginalized communities.

Ms. Sullivan is a 2022 AcademyHealth Diversity Scholar.