Holly Wilcox, Ph.D.

Holly C. Wilcox, Ph.D is an Associate Professor in the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and the Bloomberg School of Public Health Department of Mental Health.  Dr. Wilcox has spent the past 25 years actively engaged in suicide prevention research in schools, universities, emergency departments, and with the United States Marine Corps.  Dr. Wilcox’s most significant contributions have been in three areas: 1) large population-based, prospective cohort studies of youth suicidal behaviors; 2) the evaluation of impact of community-based universal prevention programs targeting youth suicidal behaviors; and 3) the identification of biomarkers to inform suicide prevention.    Dr. Wilcox led a national project to identify research needs for data linkage and analyses of linked data to serve as the foundation for a National Institutes of Health Pathway to Prevention workshop on suicide prevention. She is the co-chair of the Suicide Prevention Task Group of the National Network of Depression Centers, a non-profit 501(c)(3) network of 23 leading academic medical centers.  She has offered since 2005 a course at Johns Hopkins entitled Suicide as a Public Health Problem.