Professional Bio

 Education
  • Ph.D. Pharmaceutical Economics, University of Southern California School of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Economics and Policy, 2001
  • M.A. Economics, University of Colorado, Denver, CO, 1993
  • Certificate Graduate Studies (European Economic Policy), Katholieke Universiteit Te Leuven, Leuven, Belgium, 1992
  • B.A. Politics, Certificate Saint Ignatius Institute (Great Books program) University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, 1990
  • Oxford University (Keble College, Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies), Oxford, England, 1989

Expertise & Certifications

Professional Memberships

  • International Society For Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR)
  • Society for Medical Decision Making (SMDM)
  • International Society for Quality of Life Research (ISOQOL)
  • International Health Economics Association (IHEA)

Research and Scholarship

Research Interests
  • Cost-effectiveness analysis
  • Pharmacoeconomics
  • Utility assessment and health-related quality of life (HRQL)

Recent Publications

Sullivan PW, Ghushchyan V, Globe G, Schatz M.  (2017). Oral Corticosteroid Exposure and Adverse Effects in Asthma.  Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. pii: S0091-6749(17)30680-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jaci.2017.04.009. 

Sullivan PW, Ghushchyan V, Globe G.  (2017). Estimating Asthma Control Questionnaire (ACQ) Scores From Claims Data.  Journal of Asthma. Oct 4:1-9.

Sullivan PW, Ghushchyan V, Navaratnam P, Friedman H, Kavati A, Ortiz B, Lanier B.  (2017). School Absence and Productivity Outcomes Associated with Childhood Asthma in the U.S.  Journal of Asthma. 1-8. doi: 10.1080/02770903.2017. 

Sullivan PW, Ghushchyan V, Navaratnam P, Friedman H, Kavati A, Ortiz B, Lanier B.  (2017). The National Cost Of Asthma Among School-Aged Children In The United States.  Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 9(3):246-252. 

Sullivan PW, Ghushchyan V, Navaratnam P, Friedman H, Kavati A, Ortiz B, Lanier B. (2017). Indicators Of Poorly Controlled Asthma And Health-Related Quality Of Life Among School-Age Children In The United States.  Allergy Asthma Proc. 38(6):431-439.

Sullivan PW, Ghushchyan V, Navaratnam P, Friedman H, Kavati A, Ortiz B, Lanier B. (2017). The National Burden Of Poorly Controlled Asthma, School Absence And Parental Work Loss Among School-Aged Children In The United States.  Journal of Asthma. 1-9.

Sullivan PW, Ghushchyan V, Navaratnam P, Friedman H, Kavati A, Ortiz B, Lanier B. (2017). National Prevalence of Poor Asthma Control and Associated Outcomes among School-Aged Children in the United States.  J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. pii: S2213-2198(17)30525-1.

Sullivan PW, Ghushchyan VH, Globe G, Sucher B.  (2017). Health-related quality of life associated with systemic corticosteroids. Quality of Life Research. 26: 1037-58. 

Sullivan PW, Ghushchyan VH.  EQ-5D Scores for Diabetes-Related Comorbidities.  Value Health. 2016 Dec;19(8):1002-1008.

Sullivan PW, Globe G, Ghushchyan VH, Campbell JD, Bender B, Magid DJ. Exploring asthma control cutoffs and economic outcomes using the Asthma Control Questionnaire. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2016 Sep;117(3):251-257.e2. doi: 10.1016/j.anai.2016.07.020. PMID:27613458

Sullivan PW, Ghushchyan VH, Campbell JD, Globe G, Bender B, Magid DJ.  Measuring the cost of poor asthma control and exacerbations. J Asthma. 2016 Jun 10:1-8.

Sullivan PW, Globe G, Ghushchyan VH, Campbell JD, Bender B, Magid DJ. (2016). Exploring asthma control cutoffs and economic outcomes using the Asthma Control Questionnaire.  Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 7(3):251-257. 

Sullivan PW, Ghushchyan VH, Campbell JD, Globe G, Bender B, Magid DJ.  (2016). Measurement of utility in asthma: evidence indicating that generic instruments may miss clinically important changes.  Qual Life Res.; 25(12):3017-3026.

Sauer B, Jones B, Globe G, Leng J, Lu C, He T, Teng C, Sullivan PW, Zeng Q. (2016) Performance of an NLP Tool to extract PFT reports from Structured and Semi-Structured VA data. Generating Evidence & Methods to improve patient outcomes. 

Sullivan, PW, Campbell, JD, Ghushchyan, VH, Globe, G (2015). Outcomes before and after treatment escalation to Global Initiative for Asthma steps 4 and 5 in severe asthma. Annals of allergy, asthma & immunology.  Jun;114(6):462-9. 

Sullivan, PW, Campbell, JD, Globe, G, Ghushchyan, VH, Bender, B, Schatz, M, Chon, Y, Woolley, JM, Magid, DJ (2015). Measuring the effect of asthma control on exacerbations and health resource use.  Journal of Allergy& Clinical Immunology.  Jun 12. pii: S0091-6749(15)00655-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jaci.2015.04.046.

Sullivan, PW, Campbell, JD, Ghushchyan, VH, Globe, G, Lange, J, Woolley, JM  (2015). Characterizing the severe asthma population in the United States: claims-based analysis of three treatment cohorts in the year prior to treatment escalation. The Journal of asthma.  Sep;52(7):669-80.

Slejko JF, Sullivan PW, Anderson HD, Ho PM, Nair KV, Campbell JD.  (2014). Dynamic medication adherence modeling in primary prevention of cardiovascular disease: a markov microsimulation methods application. Value Health. (6):725-31. DOI:  10.1016/j.jval.2014.06.010. Epub 2014 Jul 28. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25236996

Slejko, J. F., Ho, M., Anderson, H. D., Nair, K. V., Sullivan, P. W., & Campbell, J. D. (2014). Adherence to statins in primary prevention: yearly adherence changes and outcomes. Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy: JMCP, 20(1), 51–57.

Sullivan, P. W., Slejko, J. F., Ghushchyan, V. H., Sucher, B., Globe, D. R., Lin, S.-L., & Globe, G. (2014). The relationship between asthma, asthma control and economic outcomes in the United States. The Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma, doi: 10.3109/02770903.2014.906607.

Sullivan, P. W., Smith, K. L., Ghushchyan, V. H., Globe, D. R., Lin, S.-L., & Globe, G. (2013). Asthma in USA: its impact on health-related quality of life. The Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma, 50(8), 891–899. doi:10.3109/02770903.2013.813035

Sullivan, Patrick W., Slejko, Julia F., Ghushchyan, Vahram,H., Sucher, B, Globe, Denise R., Lin, Shao-Lee, and Globe, G. The relationship between asthma, asthma control and economic outcomes in the United States. The Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma, doi: 10.3109/02770903.2014.906607.

Slejko, J. F., Ghushchyan, V. H., Sucher, B., Globe, D. R., Lin, S.-L., Globe, G., & Sullivan, P. W. (2013). Asthma control in the United States, 2008-2010: Indicators of poor asthma control. The Journal Of Allergy And Clinical Immunology.

Sullivan, P.W., Ghushchyan, V., Bayliss, E. (2012). The impact of comorbidity burden on preference-based HRQL in the United States. Pharmacoeconomics, 30(5), 431–42.

Recent Presentations

Invited Presentations:

Sullivan PW. The Severe Asthma Population In The United States: Claims-Based Analysis Of Outcomes In Global Initiative For Asthma (Gina) Steps 4/5. ISPOR 19th Annual International Meeting. June 3, 2014.

Sullivan, PW, Campbell, JD,  Ghushchyan, V., Globe, G., Magid, D., Bender, B.,  Woolley, M. Differences In Sensitivity To Asthma Control Between Generic And Asthma-Specific Health-Related Quality Of Life Instruments. American Thoracic Society (ATS) International Conference, San Diego, CA, May 19, 2014.

Sullivan PW, Campbell JD, Ghushchyan V, Globe G, Lange J,Woolley M. “Characterizing the Severe Asthma Population in the United States: Claims-based Analysis of Three Treatment Cohorts in the Year Prior to Treatment Escalation.” American Association of Asthma Allergy and Inflammation (AAAAI) San Diego, CA, March 1, 2014.

Sullivan, P. Identifying high risk or high value patient cohorts: Overview of methods and applications of patient phenotyping analyses. International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) 18th Annual International Meeting, New Orleans, LA. Platform. May 20, 2013.

Sullivan, P.W. (2013). Poor Asthma Control Results in Decreased Productivity and More Exacerbations. AAAAI Annual Meeting. San Antonio, TX.

Peer-reviewed Podium Presentations:

Sullivan PW, Ghushchyan V, Navaratnam P et al. Comorbidity Burden of Children With Asthma in the U.S. Presented at 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. October 2017.

Sullivan PW, Ghushchyan V, Navaratnam P et al. The Association Between Asthma, Obesity and Outcomes Among School-aged Children in the U.S. Presented at 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. October 2017.

Sullivan PW, Ghushchyan V, Navaratnam P et al. Race And Ethnicity Among Children With Asthma In The United States: Association With Asthma, Asthma Control And Outcomes.  Presented at ISPOR Annual International Meeting.  Boston, MA.  May 23, 2017.

Sullivan PW, Ghushchyan V, Navaratnam P et al. The National Burden of Poorly Controlled Asthma in Children in the U.S.: Results from a Nationally Representative Study.  Presented at ATS Annual International Meeting.  Washington, DC.  May 22, 2017.

Sullivan PW, Ghushchyan V, Navaratnam P et al. The National Burden of Asthma in Children in the U.S.: Results From a Nationally Representative Study (Encore).  Presented at 2017 AACP Virtual Poster Symposium May 17, 2017. 

Sullivan PW, Ghushchyan V, Navaratnam P et al. The Burden of Childhood Asthma in the U.S.: Impact on Productivity Loss in a Nationally Representative Study.  Presented at AMCP Annual Meeting.  Denver, CO.  March 28, 2017.

Sullivan PW, Ghushchyan V, Navaratnam P et al. The National Burden of Asthma in Children in the U.S.: Results from a Nationally Representative Study.  Presented at 2017 AAAAI Annual Meeting. Atlanta, GA.  March 6, 2017.

Ghushchyan V, Chobanyan A, Sullivan PW. Ranking Countries by Quality-Adjusted Life Expectancy, Medical Expenditures and Cost Effectiveness. ISPOR Annual Meeting.  May 24, 2016.

Sullivan, PW, Martha Skup, Manish Mittal, Emi Terasawa, Dendy Macaulay, Jingdong Chao.  The Impact of Pharmaceutical Manufacturer Copay Cards on Patient Access to Biologics. AMCP Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA. Platform presentation.  April 19, 2016.

Sullivan, P.W., Ghushchyan, V.  Health-related Quality of Life (HRQoL) Associated with Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) and Comorbidities in Patients with Diabetes.  AHA Quality of Care and Outcomes Research in Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke 2016.  Phoenix, AZ.  February 29, 2016.

Sullivan PW.  Exploring the Impact of Copay Assistance Programs. AMCP 2015 Annual Meeting. Podium presentation.  April 9, 2015.

Sullivan, P. Poor asthma control is associated with decreased HRQOL. International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) 18th Annual International Meeting, New Orleans, LA. Poster. May 20, 2013.


Awards & Recognition

Sucher, B. Ihler E, Thompson A, Sullivan P  National Asthma Educator Certificate Board: Impact of a Comprehensive Asthma Education and Management Program on Health Outcomes and Quality of Life. $4,726,  July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2019

Principal Investigator, Exploring Outcomes and Control in Asthma II, Amgen,  $87,615, October 2012 - January 2016

Principal Investigator, Observational Study for Asthma Control & Outcomes (OSACO), Amgen, $1,770,434 ($374,117 direct to Regis), October 2013 – July 2016

Senior Advisor to Vahram Ghushchyan (Principal Investigator). Characterizing Uncertainty in Utility Instruments. PhRMA Foundation – Research Starter Award,  $60,000, 2012-2013

"Observational Study for Asthma Control & Outcomes (OSACO)." Principal Investigator (.20 FTE) Amgen, $1,132, 6022010-2014

"Exploring Outcomes and Control in Asthma." Principal Investigator (.50 FTE), Funded by Amgen, $238,358, 2008-2010

"Quantifying the Burden of Psoriasis in the U.S." Principal Investigator (.36 FTE), . Funded by Amgen, $164,809, 2008-2009