Rhonda Conerly Holliday

PhD, Developmental Psychology concentration, 1998

Career: Associate Professor, Morehouse School of Medicine

Dr. Rhonda Conerly Holliday is a Developmental Psychologist and currently an Associate Professor with a primary appointment in the Department of Community Health and Preventive Medicine and a secondary appointment in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Morehouse School of Medicine. She received her B.S. degree in Psychology from Morris Brown College. She received her masters and doctorate degrees from the University of Alabama at Birmingham where she was a recipient of the Comprehensive Minority Faculty Developmental Fellowship. Dr. Conerly Holliday completed post-doctoral training in psychosocial oncology at the American Cancer Society (ACS), where she later served as the Director of Special Populations Research. She completed a second post-doctoral fellowship at Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health focused on HIV and substance use prevention. Her main research interests are minority health issues, health disparities, health equity and community based participatory research. She has a particular focus on HIV and substance use prevention among adolescent and adult populations involved in the justice system. She has conducted research in the United States, South Africa, and Swaziland. Dr. Conerly Holliday has received research funding from several institutes at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) including the National Institute for Alcohol and Alcoholism (NIAA), the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHHD). She has also received funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Dr. Conerly Holliday serves on the Board of Directors for the Academic Consortium for Criminal Justice Health, where she co-chairs the Racial and Social Justice Workgroup. Dr. Holliday serves as the chair of the Social and Behavioral Institutional Review Board at Morehouse School of Medicine.