Victoria L Holt

Professor Emeritus, Epidemiology


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


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.

Recent Publications (PubMed)

Maternal and neonatal outcomes associated with treating hypertension in pregnancy at different thresholds.
(2023 May)
Pharmacotherapy 43(5): 381-390
Avalos LA, Neugebauer RS, Nance N, Badon SE, Cheetham TC, Easterling TR, Reynolds K, Idu A, Bider-Canfield Z, Holt VL, Dublin S

Breastfeeding history and adenomyosis risk using a novel case-control study design.
(2023 Apr)
Fertil Steril 119(4): 644-652
Hall MS, Holt VL, Holzman C, Vazquez AI, Harris HR, As-Sanie S, Upson K

Identifying hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, a comparison of two epidemiologic definitions.
Front Cardiovasc Med 9(): 1006104
Cheetham TC, Shortreed SM, Avalos LA, Reynolds K, Holt VL, Easterling TR, Portugal C, Zhou H, Neugebauer RS, Bider Z, Idu A, Dublin S

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.
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

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