University of Washington School of Public Health

Victoria Holt - SPH Faculty Bio

Victoria Holt


Professor Emeritus, Epidemiology

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.

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PhD   Epidemiology, University of Washington, 1990
MPH   Epidemiology, University of Washington, 1987
BS   Psychology, University of Washington, 1973
BSN   Nursing, University of Washington, 1980

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