Rhonda Holliday, PhD, MA
Morehouse School of Medicine
Rhonda Conerly Holliday, PhD is a Professor in the Departments of Community Health and Preventive Medicine at Morehouse School of Medicine and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Dr. Holliday received her BS in Psychology from Morris Brown College in Atlanta, GA and MA and PhD in Developmental Psychology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She conducts research in HIV and substance use prevention, minority health issues, health communications using a community-based participatory research approach. Dr. Holliday has served as the Principal Investigator for the Morehouse School of Medicine’s Prevention Research Center’s core research projects examining HIV prevention in adolescents and emerging adults for the past nine years. Dr. Holliday is the Community Engagement Core Director for The Center for Translational Research in Health Disparities at Morehouse School of Medicine and the Co-Director of the Community Liaison Core for the Deep South Research Center on Minority Aging Research, housed at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She also serves as the Co-Director of the Health Equity Scientific Working Group with the Emory Center for AIDS Research. Dr. Holliday is the Strategic Lead for the Communications and Dissemination Core with the National COVID-19 Resiliency Network, where she works with a team of partners and community members to develop culturally and linguistically appropriate health communications. She has conducted research in the United States, South Africa, and Swaziland and her work has been funded by NIH, CDC and SAMSHA. In addition to her scholarly activities, Dr. Holliday is the chair of the Social and Behavioral Institutional Review Board at Morehouse School of Medicine, where she has worked to train lay community on human subjects research. She is a board member for the Academic Consortium on Criminal Justice Health and is the Chair of the Anti-Racism Workgroup for the Prevention Research Centers Network.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Our Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) team science process utilizes an approach to increase the rapid translation of research discoveries to improve the health of minority and underserved populations and disadvantaged communities. MSM works to achieve health equity through conducting Tx transformational translational research. Tx is the MSM description of our translational research continuum. Coined at Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM), Tx TM symbolizes an approach and scientific philosophy that intentionally promotes and supports convergence of interdisciplinary approaches and…