Dr. Christopher Holliday

Christopher Holliday

Director, Population Health

American Medical Association
Improving Health Outcomes

Dr. Christopher Holliday is a public health leader with more than 20 years of executive management experience in population health, public health, primary health care, and nonprofit settings at the local, state, and national levels. He is particularly interested in chronic disease prevention, epidemiology, population health, and population mental health.

Dr. Holliday has worked for nearly a decade as both a community psychologist and research scientist where he has earned experience in community-based processes, including coalition building. His expertise is in community research and empowerment evaluation using participatory research methodologies. As the current director of Population Health for the American Medical Association, Dr. Holliday is developing national change strategies to ensure clinical-community linkages to prevent diabetes.

His primary research areas include sustainable community change and engagement, disease prevention, and the elimination of health disparities by addressing the structural and social determinants of health.

BA, Northwestern University, Psychology
MPH, Rollins School of Public Health, HPM
MA, PhD, Georgia State University, Psychology

Former Rollins Development Committee member

Health promotion and disease prevention, as well as community research and empowerment evaluation using participatory research methodologies.

Publications & Media

Adverse Features of the Built Environment as a Social Determinant of Mental Health
The Social Determinants of Mental Health: How Societal Problems Cause and Sustain Mental Illness. Todman, L. and Holliday, C., Editors Shim, R. and Compton M. Book chapter
December 2014

Doctors’ Health: Taking the Lifecycle Approach
British Medical Journal, BMJ. 2013;347:f7086.
November 2013

Transforming Global Thinking: Measuring Happiness and Population Well-Being,Holliday, C.
Gemeinschaftsgefühl, Magazine of The Adler School of Professional Psychology
June 2013

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Policy Guidance: A Mental Health Impact Assessment Special Report
Institute on Social Exclusion, Adler University’s School of Professional Psychology (contributor)
April 2013

My Rollins experience was amazing! In my year, we were housed in the American Cancer Society building across from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It was thrilling to be on the verge of earning my MPH and knowing that I could apply my practical teaching right across the street! I ran to class with this in mind.

Christopher Holliday

Health Policy and Management (HPM)