Faculty

Victoria Holt

Professor Emeritus, Epidemiology


vholt@uw.edu

Education

PhD Epidemiology, University of Washington, 1990
MPH Epidemiology, University of Washington, 1987

Contact


vholt@uw.edu

Box 357236
WA

Bio

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.

Recent Publications (PubMed)

Key socio-demographic characteristics of children and adolescents with gender dysphoria: A British Isles surveillance study.
(2022 Oct)
Clin Child Psychol Psychiatry 27(4): 1106-1123
Khadr S, Masic U, Clarke V, Lynn RM, Holt V, Carmichael P

Maternal and neonatal outcomes of antihypertensive treatment in pregnancy: A retrospective cohort study.
(2022)
PLoS One 17(5): e0268284
Dublin S, Idu A, Avalos LA, Cheetham TC, Easterling TR, Chen L, Holt VL, Nance N, Bider-Canfield Z, Neugebauer RS, Reynolds K, Badon SE, Shortreed SM

Gestational weight gain and adverse pregnancy outcomes by pre-pregnancy BMI category in women with chronic hypertension: A cohort study.
(2021 Mar)
Pregnancy Hypertens 23(): 27-33
Badon SE, Dublin S, Nance N, Hedderson MM, Neugebauer R, Easterling T, Cheetham TC, Chen L, Holt VL, Avalos LA

Sex workers must not be forgotten in the COVID-19 response.
(2020 Jul 4)
Lancet 396(10243): 9-11
Platt L, Elmes J, Stevenson L, Holt V, Rolles S, Stuart R

Identifying hypertension in pregnancy using electronic medical records: The importance of blood pressure values.
(2020 Jan)
Pregnancy Hypertens 19(): 112-118
Chen L, Shortreed SM, Easterling T, Cheetham TC, Reynolds K, Avalos LA, Kamineni A, Holt V, Neugebauer R, Akosile M, Nance N, Bider-Canfield Z, Walker RL, Badon SE, Dublin S

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