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Charvonne N. Holliday, PhD

  • Assistant Professor

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615 N. Wolfe Street
Room E4636
Baltimore, Maryland 21205


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PhD, University of Pittsburgh, 2014
MPH, Walden University, 2010
BA, Washington & Jefferson College, 2008


I am committed to improving women’s health by understanding and addressing disparities in intimate partner violence (IPV) and associated sexual/reproductive health outcomes. My research is inspired by my increasing understanding of how experiences of IPV intersect with broader social constructs and perpetuate deeply entrenched disparities. My current body of research includes a geo-spatial analysis of unintended pregnancy risk given neighborhood context, examining the influence of IPV and reproductive coercion on women’s contraceptive preference and use, and exploring the influence of community-level factors on male IPV perpetration. I draw on theories of gender, power and social ecology and utilize mixed methods with a community-based participatory approach.

Honors and Awards

Rev. Melvin Tuggle Community Excellence Award, Special Commendation (2017)

Jonas Salk Fellow, Jewish Healthcare Foundation, Pittsburgh, PA (2013-14)

NAACP Keynote Speaker for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration (2013)

Phi Sigma Biological Sciences Honor Society (2007)

Traveler’s Research Fellowship, Weill Cornell Medical College (2007)

Rules, Hughes, Murphy Award (2006)

Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society (2005)

Bill and Melinda Gates Millennium Scholarship Fellow (2004-14)

Multicultural Academic Success Collaborative Award (2004)

  • Women's health
  • Intimate partner violence
  • Sexual and reproductive health
  • Racial/ethnic disparity
  • Social determinants of health
  • Violence perpetration
  • Participatory research methods

My research focuses on racial/ethnic disparities in intimate partner violence and women's sexual/reproductive health and the influence of social determinants on health outcomes.

  • Holliday CN, Morse SM, Irvin NA, et al. Concept Mapping : Engaging Urban Men to Understand Community Influences on Partner Violence Perpetration. 2018. doi:10.1007/s11524-018-0297-8
  • Holliday CN, Miller E, Decker MR, et al. Racial Differences in Pregnancy Intention, Reproductive Coercion, and Partner Violence among Family Planning Clients: A Qualitative Exploration. Women’s Health Issues. 2018; 28(3):205-211. doi:
  • Holliday, CN, McCauley, HL, Silverman, JG, Ricci, E, Decker, MR, Tancredi, DJ, … Miller, E. Racial/Ethnic Differences in Women’s Experiences of Reproductive Coercion, Intimate Partner Violence, and Unintended Pregnancy. J Women's Health. 2017;26(8):828-835. doi:10.1089/jwh.2016.5996.
  • Decker MR, Flessa S, Pillai RV., et al. Implementing Trauma-Informed Partner Violence Assessment in Family Planning Clinics. J Women’s Health. 2017;26(9):jwh.2016.6093. doi:10.1089/jwh.2016.6093.
  • Sabri B, Holliday CN, Alexander KA, et al. Cumulative Violence Exposures: Black Women’s Responses and Sources of Strength. Soc Work Public Health. 2016;1918(April). doi:10.1080/19371918.2015.1087917.