PhD, University of Illinois, 1988
Dr. Holtgrave is currently the Dean, Distinguished Professor, and SUNY Empire Innovation Professor at the School of Public Health, University at Albany, State University of New York; he is also appointed as an Adjunct Professor with the Department of Health, Behavior and Society at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (the Department he Chaired from 2005 to 2018 when employed full time at Hopkins).
Dr. Holtgrave's research has focused on the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a variety of HIV prevention and care interventions (including the provision of housing as a structural HIV/AIDS intervention), and the relationship of the findings of these studies to HIV prevention policy making. His scholarly works include over 325 professional publications. He has served on an Institute of Medicine panel charged with recommending methods to improve the public financing and delivery of HIV care in the United States. Dr. Holtgrave has also previously served as the Director of the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention -- Intervention Research & Support at the US Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). During President Barack Obama's Administration, Dr. Holtgrave served as a member and then Vice-Chair of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA).
Most recently, Dr. Holtgrave has worked intensively on COVID-19 projects conducted in partnership with the New York State Department of Health. This worked has focused on COVID-19 treatment, prevention, epidemiology, and the addressing of racial and ethnic health disparities.
Honors and Awards
SUNY Distinguished Professor (Awarded Highest Academic Rank in the State University of New York System, 2019)
Inaugural Health, Behavior and Society Professor, JHSPH (Endowed Professorship, 2017-2018)
Member and Vice-Chair, Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (Membership terms 2010-2016)
Partnership Award, National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors, 2014
The Golden Apple Award, and The Johns Hopkins University Alumni Association Excellence in Teaching Award, 2014
Positive Leadership Award, National Association of People with AIDS, 2011
POZ 100 AIDS Fighters, POZ Magazine, 2010
Member, Delta Omega Honorary Public Health Society, 2006
Student Government Association Professor of the Year, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, 2005
Woodruff Leadership Academy Fellow, Woodruff Health Sciences Center, Emory University, 2004
C. Everett Koop National Health Award, The Health Project, 1996