Ian Holloway, 2015-2016 Visiting Scholar

Ian HollowayIan Holloway is an Assistant Professor of Social Welfare at UCLA and 2015-2016 Visiting Scholar at the Williams Institute. Dr. Holloway researches the multilevel contexts in which health risk and protective behaviors occur in order to inform theoretically driven, culturally tailored structural and social network-delivered interventions to improve the health and well-being of sexual and gender minority (LGBT) communities. He is the Principal Investigator of a study funded by the UCLA Center for AIDS Research to understand health risk behaviors among gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men in the Dominican Republic.

Dr. Holloway is also currently collaborating on two studies funded by the National Institutes of Health. The first, entitled “Social Networks and Technology Use of Transgender Women with/at High Risk for HIV” focuses on understanding how the structure and composition of transgender women’s egocentric social networks influences their engagement in HIV risk and protective behaviors. The second, entitled “Social Media for HIV Testing and Studying Social Networks” examines the efficacy of a Facebook-delivered peer education program on HIV testing behaviors of racially and ethnically diverse gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men.

Dr. Holloway is a recipient of a NIH National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities, Loan Repayment Program grant and is a core scientist of the UCLA Center for HIV Intervention, Prevention, and Treatment Services (CHIPTS).  This Center fosters interdisciplinary and community collaborations to develop strategies for integrating, promoting, and diffusing HIV detection, prevention and care. Dr. Holloway’s research has been published in the American Journal of Public Health, AIDS and Behavior, Archives of Sexual Behavior and Prevention Science. He holds dual masters degrees in social work and public health from Columbia University.  His doctorate is in social work from the University of Southern California.