Katelyn M. Holliday, Ph.D., joins the Department of Community & Family Medicine as research faculty, effective Aug. 1. She earned a doctorate in epidemiology from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2016.
Where were you practicing/working previous to Duke? What was your role there?
I worked as a postdoctoral fellow at UNC-Chapel Hill studying environmental and cardiovascular disease epidemiology.
Why did you choose to join Duke Community & Family Medicine?
I think the Department of Community & Family Medicine will be a supportive environment for incorporating intervention work into my research, particularly through working with local community groups and existing community health centers.
What are your research interests?
My research interests encompass the cardiovascular health effects of the natural and built environments and the role of geospatial factors and health disparities in these relationships. In particular, I am concerned with primordial prevention and the ways in which the natural and built environments can be shaped to positively influence health and health behavior. I have applied these research interests in studying built environment/physical activity and air pollution/cardiovascular disease relationships.