Tara M. Sullivan
Director of Knowledge Management Programs
Dr. Sullivan is the Project Director for the K4Health Project and teaches in the Department of Health, Behavior, and Society at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She has worked for almost 20 years in international health with a focus on program evaluation, knowledge management (KM), quality of care and family planning/reproductive health (FP/RH). Dr. Sullivan’s research has examined knowledge needs at multiple levels of the health system in numerous countries. She applies user expressed needs to the development of knowledge management programs, which include eHealth and mHealth components.
Dr. Sullivan has also bridged a knowledge gap in the field of KM by developing frameworks to guide KM program design, implementation and evaluation and by exploring the contribution that KM makes to strengthening health systems and improving health outcomes. Dr. Sullivan also has investigated factors that influence the provision of quality of care in international FP/RH programs. She has lived and worked in Botswana and Thailand near the Thailand-Burma border and speaks conversational Setswana. Dr. Sullivan holds degrees from Cornell University (BS, 1988) and Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine (MPH 1997; PhD 2001).