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John Patrick Cullen, Ph.D.

(Pronouns: he/him)

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Office: (585) 273-5253

Office: (585) 273-2127

Faculty Appointments

Biography

Professional Background

John P. Cullen, PhD, is the Director of Diversity and Inclusion for the Clinical and Translational Science Institute at the University of Rochester Medical Center, and Associate Director of the Susan B. Anthony Center at the University of Rochester. Dr. Cullen received his PhD in cardiovascular pharmacology from the Queen’s University of Belfast. He completed his postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Surgery at the University of Rochester Medical Center, where he became a faculty member and NIH funded researcher spending 15 years conducting both basic science and clinical research on cardiovascular disease. In 2013 he joined the University of Rochester, Susan B. Anthony Center, a center focused on gender equity and social justice issues. Dr. Cullen has an extensive background in LGBTQ health disparities and advocacy and in 2014 he completed a Graduate Certificate in LGBT Health Policy and Practice at the George Washington University. In 2016, he was appointed Director of Diversity and Inclusion for the University of Rochester Clinical and Translational Science Institute. In 2017, Dr. Cullen was selected by the Association of American Medical Colleges’ Group on Women in Medicine and Science (GWIMS) to serve as its steering committee’s new issue-based representative, bringing unique perspectives to the group on male allyship and the need to support women in academic biomedical research. He also serves as the CTSI Strategic Director of Population Health and Community Engagement Function leader. His ongoing research projects include building evidence-based solutions to increase vaccine confidence and uptake in rural populations. In addition, he is currently conducting a study that will provide valuable new information central to understanding how conventional bruising documentation contributes to victims of interpersonal violence securing protection orders, especially for those with darker skin pigmentation.

Credentials

Education

1995
BSc (Hons) | University of Edinburgh, Scotland
Pharmacology

1999
PhD | Queens University of Belfast, Ireland
Cardiovascular Pharmacology

2014
Graduate Certificate | The George Washington University
LGBT Health Policy and Practice

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

10/1999 - 09/2002
Postdoctoral Fellow,University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY. - Department of Surgery

Awards

2020
Presidential Diversity Award Nominee
Sponsor: University of Rochester

2015
Community Champion
Sponsor: Empire State Pride Agenda

2014
Presidential Diversity Award
Sponsor: University of Rochester

2014
Director's Award
Sponsor: The George Washington University
Location: Washington, D.C.

2012
Distinguished Leadership Award
Sponsor: American Heart Association

2011
Board President, American Heart Association, Rochester Division, New York

2008
Enoch Gordis Research Recognition Award Finalist
Sponsor: Research Society on Alcoholism

2002
Merit Award for Young Investigators
Sponsor: American Heart Association: ATVB Council

2002
New Investigator Award
Sponsor: American Heart Association: ATVB Council

1998
Travel Award
Sponsor: International Society for Heart Research

1997
Travel Award
Sponsor: British Pharmacological Society

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Publications

Journal Articles

9/2/2022
Cullen JP, Russ S, Russell HA. "Theater for Vaccine Hesitancy-Setting the Stage for Difficult Conversations." JAMA.. 2022 Sep 2; Epub 2022 Sep 02.

7/2022
Mayo NL, Cullen JP, Dozier AM, Yousefi-Nooraie R, Russell HA. "How to overcome hesitancy for COVID-19 and other vaccines." The Journal of family practice.. 2022 Jul; 71(6):239-244.

2022
Terrance, T.; Sugarwala, L.; McIntosh, S.; Bisbee-Burrows, M.; Castillejo, L.; Evans, A.; Reed, K.; Rogers, K.; Cullen, J.P. "Structural Racism in Healthcare and Research: A Community-Led Model of Curriculum Development and Implementation." Journal of Clinical and Translational Science. 2022; : 1-19.

Books & Chapters

2015
Book Title: Year Book of Vascular Surgery 2015
Author List: Contributor
Published By: Elsevier 2015

2014
Book Title: Year Book of Vascular Surgery 2014
Author List: Contributor
Published By: Elsevier 2014

2013
Book Title: Year Book of Vascular Surgery 2013
Author List: Contributor
Published By: Elsevier 2013

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