Bio

Maggie Sullivan is a family nurse practitioner at Boston Health Care for the Homeless (BHCHP) and a postdoctoral research fellow with Harvard's FXB Center for Health & Human Rights. In addition to being a primary care provider, she directs the Oasis Clinic, a multicultural immigrant-friendly clinic at Boston Health Care for the Homeless. At the FXB Center, Maggie studies and writes about immigrant health at community health centers in the U.S. In collaboration with the Initiative on Health & Homelessness at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, she co-developed and taught a novel course on homelessness and health. Maggie graduated with a Doctor of Public Health degree (DrPH) from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in May 2020 where she received the Albert Schweitzer Award for public service. Her dissertation research focused on improving healthcare delivery to immigrant patients at community health centers in Massachusetts. Maggie also works as a clinical consultant with the Massachusetts League of Community Health Center’s farmworker health program and collaborates with Partners In Health in Chiapas, Mexico and, previously, in Guatemala. She conducts forensic asylum evaluations with Harvard Medical School’s Asylum Network and MGH’s Asylum Clinic. She received her B.A. from Barnard College in comparative religion and art history. She later completed a master's in nursing science at the University of California - San Francisco (UCSF) with a sub-specialty in women's health, followed by a fellowship in farmworker health in the Salinas Valley of California. 

Areas of interest: Health access, outcomes and quality of care provided for limited English-proficiency (LEP) individuals with precarious immigration status; organizational strategies for improving primary care services to LEP individuals; and the intersections between homelessness and immigration