About me

Dr. Sullivan is a Professor of Psychiatric Genetics at Karolinska Institutet in the Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics. He is also the Yeargan Distinguished Professor in the Department of Genetics and Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His lab investigates the molecular genetics of schizophrenia, major depressive disorder (including post-partum depression), eating disorders, and autism. Dr. Sullivan is a founder and the lead principal investigator of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium, the largest consortium in the history of psychiatry. He is involved in a wide range of genomic studies of human diseases and has multiple NIH grants. At Karolinska Institutet Dr Sullivan is responsible for the KI Psychiatric Genomics Institute - a systematic program established to evaluate the epidemiological, molecular, and cellular effects of genetic risk loci for psychiatric disorders. Dr. Sullivan has published over 320 papers and 40 reviews/chapters.

Research description

Selected publications

Genetic studies of major depressive disorder: why are there no genome-wide association study findings and what can we do about it?
Levinson DF, Mostafavi S, Milaneschi Y, Rivera M, Ripke S, Wray NR, et al
Biol. Psychiatry 2014 Oct;76(7):510-2

A mega-analysis of genome-wide association studies for major depressive disorder.
, Ripke S, Wray NR, Lewis CM, Hamilton SP, Weissman MM, et al
Mol. Psychiatry 2013 Apr;18(4):497-511

Biological insights from 108 schizophrenia-associated genetic loci.
Nature 2014 Jul;511(7510):421-7

Puzzling over schizophrenia: schizophrenia as a pathway disease.
Sullivan PF
Nat. Med. 2012 Feb;18(2):210-1

Genetic architectures of psychiatric disorders: the emerging picture and its implications.
Sullivan PF, Daly MJ, O'Donovan M
Nat. Rev. Genet. 2012 Jul;13(8):537-51

Heritability and genomics of gene expression in peripheral blood.
Wright FA, Sullivan PF, Brooks AI, Zou F, Sun W, Xia K, et al
Nat. Genet. 2014 May;46(5):430-7