Cris M. Sullivan is the Director of the Research Consortium on Gender-based Violence and Professor of Ecological/Community Psychology at Michigan State University (MSU) in the United States. In addition to her MSU appointments, Dr. Sullivan was appointed by Michigan’s Governor to chair the Michigan Domestic & Sexual Violence Prevention & Treatment Board, and she is Senior Research Advisor to the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence. Dr. Sullivan is internationally recognized for her expertise in developing and evaluating community based programs for survivors of domestic violence. She has also developed protocols for domestic violence programs to evaluate their services.