In 1976 Andrea Sullivan was the first African American to receive a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in Sociology/Criminology. She taught at Howard University and other locations and worked as a special assistant for urban policy to the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) during the Carter administration. She went on to earn her ND degree from Bastyr University in 1986 and continues to take advanced courses in homeopathic medicine in the US, India, and Europe. She is a diplomate with the Homeopathic Academy of Naturopathic Physicians and has a private practice in Washington, DC. She is a founding member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and has served locally as president of the DC Association of Naturopathic Physicians. Dr. Sullivan is the author of two books, A Path to Healing: A Guide to Wellness for Body, Mind and Soul and Enough: When Sacrifice has Gone Too Far.