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David R. Holtgrave

DAVID R. HOLTGRAVE, PhD, is the inaugural Health, Behavior and Society Professor and Chair at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Holtgrave joined the School in 2005 as the founding and current chair of the Department of Health, Behavior and Society. Since then he has also served as Interim Director of Bloomberg Global Tobacco Initiative (2008-11); and Interim Director of the Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion (2014-16). He is also jointly appointed in the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. Dr. Holtgrave is a nationally recognized leader in HIV prevention and social science. His research has focused on the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a variety of HIV prevention and care interventions and the relationship of the findings of these studies to HIV prevention policy making. Dr. Holtgrave completed a PhD in quantitative psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and post-doctoral fellowship at Harvard University School of Public Health. Among numerous honors, in 2010, Dr. Holtgrave was appointed as a member and later as the Vice-Chair of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS. In other federal service, Dr. Holtgrave also worked in senior positions at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention including from 1997-2001 directing CDC’s Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention – Intervention Research and Support.