November 1, 2009
Katharine Sullivan, J.D., joined the Center for Law, Health & Society as a Research Fellow for the fall semester. Ms. Sullivan is a recent graduate of Columbia Law School. She earned her undergraduate degree in English and politics from the University of Virginia. Ms. Sullivan worked with Professor Charity Scott on a research project involving health equity. Poorer health, as well as less access to health care, is well documented among Americans from lower socioeconomic and racial minority backgrounds, according to Professor Scott. Their research surveyed legal measures that states have adopted to remedy these health disparities.
"Katie was a wonderful addition to our research team," said Professor Scott. Ms. Sullivan also worked with Meredith Carr, a third-year GSU law student who is Professor Scott’s graduate research assistant. One focus of the research was disparities in obesity rates among children from different racial and ethnic backgrounds.
In January, Ms. Sullivan joined Kilpatrick Stockton LLP in Atlanta as an associate in their intellectual property group.