CHIR Welcomes Two New Faculty Members, Amy Killelea and Leila Sullivan

We are delighted to welcome two new faculty members: Amy Killelea and Leila Sullivan.

Amy Killelea, Assistant Research Professor

Amy Killelea, JD is an Assistant Research Professor at CHIR. Their research will be focused on access to affordable, adequate coverage for people with insulin-requiring diabetes, including Type 1 diabetes. 

Amy has over 15 years of experience in public health law and policy. Amy began their career providing legal services to people living with HIV who faced access challenges to health care, including discrimination, affordability, and stigma. Since then, Amy has worked with federal, state, and local governments and community-based organizations to identify and implement systemic solutions to public health and health care access challenges, including sustainable financing solutions to expand access to HIV and hepatitis services. Amy is currently owner of Killelea Consulting, providing research and policy analysis expertise focused on medication access and pricing, public health financing, and public and private insurance coverage. Amy received their B.A. from Smith College and J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.

Leila Sullivan, Research Fellow

Leila Sullivan, MSPH is our newest Research Fellow. At CHIR, her research focuses on expanding access to affordable health care coverage and Medicare coverage at the state and federal levels. 

Before joining CHIR, Leila worked as a Healthcare Consultant at TransformCare Inc. where she conducted diagnostic evaluations and data analysis of primary care and behavioral health clinics on military bases. With this data she recommended and led implementation efforts utilizing new and innovative health technologies within the Military Health System to move from a productivity driven model to a value based care model. Leila has previously worked on research projects with the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Policy and Research and FEMA providing home injury prevention measures to homes on Native American reservations, as well as with the Johns Hopkins Pharmaceutical Policy team focusing on environmentally friendly health technologies and the legislation associated with promoting and encouraging them. 

She received B.A.s in Public Health and Spanish from Agnes Scott College, and a Masters of Science in Health Policy and Management from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. 

CHIR is thrilled to have Amy and Leila on our team!

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