Kisha Holden, Ph.D., M.S.C.R.
Professor and Director
Research and Scholarship
Pouissaint-Satcher Endowed Chair in Mental Health
Johns Hopkins University
Fellowship: Mental health disparities and health policy
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling Psychology
Morehouse School of Medicine
Degree: Master of Science in Clinical Research
Degree: Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Psychology
Research InterestsDr. Holden has dedicated her career to encouraging mental health and well-being among ethnically and culturally diverse families through research, programmatic initiatives, and the development of innovative strategies for informing health policies. She has placed a special emphasis on addressing the needs of underserved and underrepresented populations that are often overlooked, yet prevail in contributing to the myriad of health disparities. She aims to: (1) promote excellence in community-based clinical and translational mental health research, (2) develop innovative programs that improve accessibility of individuals to comprehensive healthcare, and (3) develop culturally centered, gender specific, resilience based prevention and intervention models for individuals at risk for depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.
- Holden, K., Ofili, E., Jones, C., Satcher, D. (2019). Co-Guest Editor, Transdisciplinary Collaborative Health Policy Research: Leading the Creation and Advancement of Health Equity. Ethnicity & Disease, Vol. 29 Suppl 2.
- Dawes, D. and Holden, K. (2017). Transformative Mental Health for African American Women: Health Policy Considerations. In Evans, S., Bell, K., and Burton N. (Eds.), Black Women’s Mental Health: Balancing Strength & Vulnerability. New York: SUNY Press.
- Holden, K., Charles, L., McGregor, B. et.al. (2016). Reducing Health Disparities and Improving Health Equity in the United States and St. Lucia. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 13(1), 37; doi: 10.3390/ijerph13010037.
- Holden, K., McGregor, B., Belton, A., Hopkins, J., Blanks, S., and Wrenn, G. (2016). Community Engaged Leadership to Advance Health Equity and Build Healthier Communities, Social Sciences, 5, 2; doi: 10.3390/socsci5010002.
- Holden, K., Belton, A. and Hall, S. (2015). Qualitative Examination of African American Women’s Perspectives about Depression. Health, Culture, and Society, 8 (1), 48-60.
Honors and Awards
- American Psychological Association, Division on Women, Carolyn Payton Career Award
- Walter and Theodora Daniel Endowed Educational Research