University of Wisconsin–Madison

Sarah A Sullivan, PhD

Faculty Associate

Dr. Sarah Sullivan obtained her doctorate in educational psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2014. She was recruited to the Pugh lab from the UW Department of Education to conduct surgical education research. She currently works on project management and assessment under the Covidien ADOPT grant to create a program that combines simulation and coaching to train surgeons in laparoscopic inguinal hernia repairs. Her main interests include the cognitive and social processes involved in learning, using technology to create enhanced learning environments, and curriculum development, assessment, and evaluation. Originally from Granite Falls, Minnesota, she enjoys eating good food, playing with her “kiddo,” and reading in her free time.
(608) 262-1240


MADISON, WI 53792-0001

Recent Publications:

    • Evaluating the effectiveness of a mock oral educational program.
    • Fischer LE, Snyder M, Sullivan SA, Foley EF, Greenberg JA
    • J. Surg. Res. 2016 Oct; 205(2): 305-311
    • [PubMed ID: 27664877]
    • Piloting Virtual Surgical Patient Cases with 3rd-year medical students during the surgery rotation.
    • Sullivan SA, Bingman E, O'Rourke A, Pugh CM
    • Am. J. Surg. 2016 Apr; 211(4): 689-696.e1
    • [PubMed ID: 26879419]
    • Development of Technical Skills: Education, Simulation, and Maintenance of Certification.
    • Sullivan SA, Anderson BM, Pugh CM
    • J Craniofac Surg 2015 Nov; 26(8): 2270-4
    • [PubMed ID: 26501974]

All Publications on PubMed