Dr. Holloway is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Welfare at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs. Professor Holloway’s research focuses on understanding 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. Dr. Holloway 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. Dr. Holloway’s international work focuses on Latin America and the Caribbean.
Currently, Dr. Holloway is the Principal Investigator of a study funded by the UCLA Center for AIDS Research on the technology use and sexual risk behaviors of male sex workers in the Dominican Republic. This project seeks to assess the structure and composition of venue networks in which Dominican MSM sex workers meet clients and the characteristics of those networks related to alcohol and illicit drug use, and involvement in HIV risk and protective behaviors. A secondary aim is to determine how technology use (e.g., mobile phone, social media, text messaging) within personal social networks influences participants’ engagement in HIV risk/protective behaviors and evaluate the feasibility and acceptability of technology-based social network interventions with Dominican MSM sex workers.