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Kelly Sullivan - Georgia Southern University. Statesboro, GA, US

Kelly Sullivan

Assistant Professor, Epidemiology | Georgia Southern University


Kelly Sullivan is an expert in epidemiology and neurological diseases



Areas of Expertise (8)

Movement Disorders

New Drug Applications

Neurological Disorders

Environmental Health Sciences



Translational Medicine

Evidence Based Medicine

Accomplishments (2)

Public Health Traineeship, University of South Florida

2007 - 2008

MDS International Travel Grant, Movement Disorder Society


Education (3)

University of South Florida: Ph.D., Epidemiology 2011

University of South Florida: M.P.H., Epidemiology 2002

University of West Florida: B.S., Social Work 2000

Media Appearances (3)

Scientists say this is the absolute minimum amount of sleep you need to be getting every night



Dr Kelly Sullivan said: “You have one sleepless night, you can rebound. But when you’re chronically having challenges where you can’t get sufficient sleep, we all feel those effects,” according to Medscape...

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Even Mildly Insufficient Sleep Associated With Increased Risk for Depression, Anxiety Symptoms



Although past research has shown a link between severe sleep dysfunction and psychological symptoms, new research suggests that even mildly insufficient sleep duration can have an adverse effect...

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When It Comes To Fitness, Is Sleep Really More Important Than Exercise?



Kaiser is doing us a solid by making this suggestion—catching shut-eye really is important to our fitness and wellbeing. "Sufficient, quality sleep is critical for health," Kelly Sullivan, Ph.D., assistant professor at Georgia Southern University's department of epidemiology, tells SELF. "Studies have shown that chronic insufficient sleep increases a person's risk for heart disease, diabetes, and cognitive impairment." So, does that mean you should heed Kaiser's advice and opt for sleep over sweat when you're extra burned out? That depends on your individual needs. "After a night of poor sleep, the decision to sleep later or get up to exercise is best made based on the demands of the following day," Sullivan explains. "Activities requiring concentration or fast reactions, such as driving, will benefit from being well-rested."...

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Articles (3)

Evidence-based guideline: treatment of tardive syndromes: report of the Guideline Development Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology


Bhidayasiri, Roongroj, et al.

2013 Objective: To make evidence-based recommendations regarding management of tardive syndromes (TDS), including tardive dyskinesias (TDD), by addressing 5 questions: 1) Is withdrawal of dopamine receptor blocking agents (DRBAs) an effective TDS treatment? 2) Does switching from typical to atypical DRBAs reduce TDS symptoms? 3) What is the efficacy of pharmacologic agents in treating TDS? 4) Do patients with TDS benefit from chemodenervation with botulinum toxin? 5) Do patients with TDS benefit from surgical therapy?

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Multisite, double‐blind, randomized, controlled study of pregabalin for essential tremor

Movement Disorders

Zesiewicz, Theresa A., et al.


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A randomized trial of varenicline (Chantix) for the treatment of spinocerebellar ataxia type 3


Zesiewicz, Theresa A., et al.

2012 Objective: The objective of this double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized study was to evaluate the efficacy of varenicline (Chantix), a partial agonist at α4β2 neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptors used for smoking cessation, in patients with spinocerebellar ataxia (SCA) 3.

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