Meet Dr. Sullivan

Karen D. Sullivan, PhD, ABPP, is the creator of the I CARE FOR YOUR BRAIN program. She is one of less than 30 providers in North Carolina Board Certified in Clinical Neuropsychology by the American Board of Professional
 Psychology. Dr. Sullivan founded a private practice called Pinehurst Neuropsychology Brain & Memory Clinic in November 2013.


Prior to establishing her practice, Dr. Sullivan was an Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Medicine in the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department. She received her doctoral degree at Boston University in 2009 and completed her internship and post-doctoral fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology at the VA Boston Healthcare System through Harvard Medical School and the Boston University School of Medicine in 2010.

Dr. Sullivan has extensive training in clinical issues unique 
to older adults. Prior to her formal education, she worked as caregiver, nursing assistant, therapeutic companion, activities director and co-director of an Adult Day Health program.

It is a privilege to translate advances in brain science and the psychology of aging into high-quality information and easy-to-follow recommendations for adults, their families and the staff in retirement communities who care for them. There is such rich understanding of the brain at the scientific level that genuinely improves quality of life that doesn’t typically trickle down to benefit the individual. I began my career in community care, and am proud to provide a bridge from the academic world back to the ‘real’ world.”
—Karen D. Sullivan, PHD, ABPP