Margaret (Maggie) Sullivan is a postdoctoral research fellow at the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University. In 2019, she graduated with a Doctor of Public Health degree (DrPH program) from the. She is a board-certified family nurse practitioner with an interest in serving immigrant patients and their families. Her dissertation research focused on improving healthcare delivery to immigrant patients at community health centers in Massachusetts.
Since 2009, Maggie has practiced at Boston Health Care for the Homeless (BHCHP), providing primary care to patients in shelter-based clinics. In March of 2019, she launched and a new immigrant health clinic, Oasis Clinic, at BHCHP where immigrants experiencing homelessness are connected with interdisciplinary and multi-lingual services. Maggie also works as a clinical consultant with the Massachusetts League of Community Health Center’s farmworker health program in addition to collaborating with Partners In Health in Chiapas, Mexico and Guatemala. Maggie conducts forensic asylum evaluations with Physicians for Human Rights and Harvard Medical School’s Asylum Network.
She received her B.A. from Barnard College in comparative religion and art history. She later completed a master’s in nursing science at the University of California – San Francisco (UCSF) with a sub-specialty in women’s health. In 2005, Maggie completed a fellowship in farmworker health in the Salinas Valley of California. Her research interests include the health of Spanish-speaking immigrants with precarious status and their sending communities. Additional publications include: Mental Health of Undocumented Mexican Immigrants: A Review of the Literature, Towards la clínica de mis sueños: Findings from a needs and assets assessment among rural nurses in Chiapas, Mexico, and A Community-Based Approach to Cervical Cancer Prevention – Lessons Learned in Rural Guatemala.