Holly B. Shakya, PhDAssociate Professor
Infectious Diseases & Global Public Health
School of Medicine

Holly Shakya is an Associate Professor of Global Public Health at the University of California San Diego. Her primary research interests are the social determinants of health, with a focus on the intersections of social networks and social norms theory in the context of behavioral change interventions both locally and globally, in Honduras, India, Nepal, Niger, and Cameroon. Her work has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and UNICEF, with a focus on gender and marital norms, family planning, and gender-based violence. She has served as an expert advisor for both donor foundations and multilateral organizations, and her publications have been featured in international news outlets across more than 30 nations.

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