Specialty Area(s): Neurobiology of Infant Attachment, Emotional Learning, Sensory System Development
Regina Sullivan, PhD, is a Research Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the NYU School of Medicine and a Developmental Behavioral Neurobiologist in the Emotional Brain Institute (EBI) the Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research.
Dr. Sullivan's research interests include understanding the neurobiology of infant attachment to the caregiver and the impact of attachment quality on cognitive and emotional development.
Dr. Sullivan received her PhD in Biopsychology from The City University of New York. She completed post-doctoral training at Duke University and The University of California.
Prior to joining the faculty at NYU, Dr. Sullivan was Co-Director of The Neurobehavioral Institute at The University of Oklahoma. Visiting academic positions at Universite Pierre & Marie Curie and Universite Claude Bernard in France and Kochi Medical School in Japan.
Dr. Sullivan is the author of over 90 peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters and other professional publications. She is a frequent lecturer on the neurobiology of attachment with presentation in the US, Europe, Asia and South America. Her service includes membership on the NIH Mental Health Council on Neurodevelopment, NIH Blueprint, NIH Scientific Review Charter member, and President of both The International Society for Developmental Psychobiology and the Society for Neuroscience Oklahoma Chapter.