Ian Holloway, MSW, MPH, PhD


Core Scientist, Policy Core

Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Welfare
at UCLA's Luskin School of Public Affairs


Dr. Holloway is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Welfare at UCLA’s Luskin School of Public Affairs.  His research focuses on HIV and substance abuse prevention for vulnerable youth.  He is particularly interested in how social networks (both interpersonal and venue-based) influence decision-making related to risk behavior and susceptibility to health risks.  Dr. Holloway recently completed a study entitled, “Social Network and Contextual Influences of Substance Use and HIV Risk Among Young Men Who Have Sex With Men,” which was funded by the National Institute of Drug Abuse.  He holds dual masters degrees in social work and public health from Columbia University and a doctorate in social work from the University of Southern California. Dr. Holloway has published in the Journal of Research and dolescence, AIDS and Behavior, Psychology of Addictive Behaviors and the Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research.



Ph.D., Health Behavior, University of Southern California

MPH, Reproductive , Adolescent and Child Health, Columbia University

MSW, Health, Mental Health and Disabilities, Columbia University

BA, Literature, University of California, San Diego


Research Interests:

HIV prevention, substance abuse prevention, social network analysis, vulnerable youth, LGBT adolescents, intervention development, evidence-based practice implementation, international social work practice

Download Dr. Holloway’s CV here: Holloway CV (1412)