Kristin M. Holland, PhD, MPH

Kristin Holland

Associate Director for Science, Division of Overdose Prevention


Kristin Holland, PhD, MPH is the Associate Director for Science for CDC’s Division of Overdose Prevention. She oversees CDC’s Cannabis Strategy & Coordination Unit and provides leadership, planning, and guidance to Division management and staff on scientific policy, research methodology, and priorities for overdose prevention research activities. Previously, she served as Team Lead for the Division of Violence Prevention’s Morbidity & Behavioral Surveillance, where her work focused on the surveillance and prevention of suicide-related behaviors, intimate partner and sexual violence, youth violence, adverse childhood experiences, and firearm injuries.