CONTACT INFORMATIONBIOGRAPHYCREDENTIALSAWARDSPUBLICATIONSVIDEOSJohn Patrick Cullen, Ph.D.(Pronouns: he/him)Contact InformationPhone NumbersOffice: (585) 273-5253Office: (585) 273-2127LocationsUniversity of Rochester Medical CenterSchool of Medicine and Dentistry601 Elmwood Ave, Box 708Rochester, NY 14642Faculty AppointmentsProfessor of Clinical - Department of Clinical and Translational Research (SMD) Professor of Clinical Health Humanities and Bioethics - Department of Health Humanities and Bioethics (SMD) - JointProfessor of Clinical - Center for Community Health and Prevention - JointBiographyProfessional BackgroundJohn 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.CredentialsEducation1995BSc (Hons) | University of Edinburgh, ScotlandPharmacology1999PhD | Queens University of Belfast, IrelandCardiovascular Pharmacology2014Graduate Certificate | The George Washington UniversityLGBT Health Policy and PracticePost-doctoral Training & Residency10/1999 - 09/2002Postdoctoral Fellow,University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY. - Department of SurgeryAwards2020Presidential Diversity Award NomineeSponsor: University of Rochester2015Community ChampionSponsor: Empire State Pride Agenda2014Presidential Diversity AwardSponsor: University of Rochester2014Director's AwardSponsor: The George Washington UniversityLocation: Washington, D.C.2012Distinguished Leadership AwardSponsor: American Heart Association2011Board President, American Heart Association, Rochester Division, New York2008Enoch Gordis Research Recognition Award FinalistSponsor: Research Society on Alcoholism2002Merit Award for Young InvestigatorsSponsor: American Heart Association: ATVB Council2002New Investigator AwardSponsor: American Heart Association: ATVB Council1998Travel AwardSponsor: International Society for Heart Research1997Travel AwardSponsor: British Pharmacological SocietyVIEW ALL expand_morePublicationsJournal Articles2023Terrance TC, Sugarwala L, McIntosh S, Bisbee-Burrows M, Castillejo L, Evans A, Reed K, Rogers K, Cullen JP. "Structural racism in healthcare and research: A community-led model of curriculum development and implementation." Journal of clinical and translational science.. 2023 7(1):e18. Epub 2022 Nov 09. 2023Reichelt M, Cullen JP, Mayer-Fried S, Russell HA, Bennett NM, Yousefi-Nooraie R. "Addressing COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in rural communities: A case study in engaging trusted messengers to pivot and plan." Frontiers in public health.. 2023 11:1059067. Epub 2023 Feb 09. 9/2/2022Cullen JP, Russ S, Russell HA. "Theater for Vaccine Hesitancy-Setting the Stage for Difficult Conversations." JAMA.. 2022 Sep 2; Epub 2022 Sep 02. Books & Chapters2015 Book Title: Year Book of Vascular Surgery 2015 Author List: Contributor Published By: Elsevier 20152014 Book Title: Year Book of Vascular Surgery 2014 Author List: Contributor Published By: Elsevier 20142013 Book Title: Year Book of Vascular Surgery 2013 Author List: Contributor Published By: Elsevier 2013VIEW ALL PUBLICATIONSVideosplay_circle_filledPatterns of Alcohol Consumption Influence Heart HealthClose WindowSchedule an appointment with John Patrick Cullen, Ph.D.Please answer the following questions to help us find the right appointment for you.Important: If you believe that you have a medical or psychiatric emergency, please call 911 or go to the nearest hospital. This website is not intended for emergency care.Have you seen this provider in the last 2 years?YesNoExisting Patient Schedule or request a follow up appointment online through MyChart. If you do not have a MyChart account, please close this window and call the appointment phone number. 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