School of Public Health

Holt, Victoria

Victoria L. Holt

Professor Emeritus, Epidemiology


PhD Epidemiology, University of Washington, 1990
MPH Epidemiology, University of Washington, 1987
Contribution to Science 

Contact Info

Box 357236

Victoria Holt, PhD, MPH is an Emeritus Professor in the Department of Epidemiology in the School of Public Health at the University of Washington and Member (Joint) in the Program in Epidemiology of the Division of Public Health Sciences at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. She served as Chair of the Department of Epidemiology from 2015-2017.

She obtained her undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Nursing and MPH and PhD degrees in Epidemiology from the University of Washington.

Research Interests

Dr. Holt's primary research interests have been in the areas of reproductive epidemiology and intimate partner violence (IPV). Past reproductive epidemiology research projects included an analysis of trends in US ectopic pregnancy incidence, studies on the epidemiology of adenomyosis and endometriosis (with emphasis on reproductive and contraceptive risk factors and environmental chemical exposures), and risk factors for oral contraceptive failure, including obesity. Current research includes studies of adverse birth outcomes in relation to elective induction of labor and the impact of treatment of moderate hypertension in pregnancy. Recent IPV projects concern the effect of protection orders on future intimate partner violence, and the impact of the justice system response to partner violence on the risk of subsequent violence and injury.

In The News

Close Up December 2015: Victoria Holt
SPH News, 11/10/2015

Victoria Holt Named New Chair of Epidemiology
SPH News, 10/07/2015

Repeat Domestic Violence More Likely When Weapons Used, Study Finds
SPH News, 02/27/2014