Margaret (Maggie) Sullivan is an Instructor and Health and Human Rights Fellow at the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University as well as a Distinguished Fellow of the National Academies of Practice (NAP) in Nursing. She is a board-certified family nurse practitioner with an interest in serving immigrant patients and their families. Maggie graduated with a Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) degree from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health where she received the Albert Schweitzer Award for public service in 2020. She studies and writes about immigrant health in the U.S., especially among Spanish-speaking communities with precarious documentation status. Her dissertation research focused on improvement of healthcare delivery to immigrants at community health centers in Massachusetts. In collaboration with the Initiative on Health & Homelessness, she also co-teaches a course on homelessness and health.
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 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.
Maggie 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. 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.