Victoria Holt

Professor Emeritus, Epidemiology


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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.


PhD Epidemiology, University of Washington, 1990

MPH Epidemiology, University of Washington, 1987

BS Psychology, University of Washington, 1973

BSN Nursing, University of Washington, 1980

In the News

Close Up December 2015: Victoria Holt
SPH News, 11/10/2015

Victoria Holt Named New Chair of Epidemiology
SPH News, 10/07/2015

Repeat Domestic Violence More Likely When Weapons Used, Study Finds
SPH News, 02/27/2014

Repeat Domestic Violence More Likely When Weapons Used
Violence Against Women, 02/23/2014

Two Pesticides Linked to Reproductive Disease
Environmental Health Perspectives, 11/05/2013

Phthalates May Alter Risk of Reproductive Disease
Environmental Health, 07/25/2013