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Assistant Professor

Charvonne N. Holliday, PhD, MPH, examines racial/ethnic differences in intimate partner violence, reproductive coercion & women’s contraceptive decision making in IPV context.

Contact Info

615 N. Wolfe Street, Room E4636

Research Interests

Women's health; Intimate partner violence; Sexual and reproductive health; Racial/ethnic disparity; Social determinants of health; Violence perpetration; Participatory research methods; Reproductive coercion
Experiences & Accomplishments
University of Pittsburgh
Washington & Jefferson College
Walden University
I am trained in behavioral and community health, with research experience and public health practice related to women’s health and community-oriented approaches to positive change. I am committed to understanding racial/ethnic disparities that persist in intimate partner violence (IPV) and women’s sexual/reproductive health by examining social and structural determinants of health. My current research includes examining racial/ethnic differences in reproductive coercion and women’s contraceptive decision making, mitigating barriers to help-seeking for survivors of IPV, and exploring innovative intervention strategies for male IPV perpetrators. I apply a mixed-methods approach, including participatory research methods like concept mapping.
Honors & 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)
Select Publications
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, Kahn G, Thorpe RJ, Jr., Shah R, Hameeduddin Z, Decker MR. Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Police Reporting for Partner Violence in the National Crime Victimization Survey and Survivor-Led Interpretation. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2019; doi: 10.1007/s40615-019-00675-9
  • Decker MR, Wilcox HC, Holliday CN, Webster DW. An Integrated Public Health Approach to Interpersonal Violence and Suicide Prevention and Response. Public Health Rep. 2018;133(1_suppl):65S-79S.
  • 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.