Holly Landrum Peay

Senior Research Public Health Analyst

Dr. Holly Peay


  • PhD, Medicine (Social Science), Leiden University
  • MS, Genetic Counseling, University of South Carolina School of Medicine
  • BA, Interdisciplinary Studies in Biomedical Ethics, University of Virginia

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Holly Peay is a senior research public health analyst, social scientist and genetic counselor with training in bioethics who works within RTI's Early Education, Disability, and Health Program. Dr. Peay conducts patient perspectives research and intervention development that is primarily focused on patient- and caregiver-reported outcomes, risk perception, and decision making.

Dr. Peay has experience using multiple social science and health economic techniques, both well established and innovative, to explore needs, preferences, experiences, coping and adaptation, risk perception, and decision making. She is experienced in developing educational materials and decision support tools, and is an expert in using community engagement approaches and has significant experience with integrating diverse multi-stakeholder engagement into research and intervention development. In addition, Dr. Peay's background as a genetic counselor provides her with conceptual and practical experience with genomics, newborn screening, consent, patient-centered communication, and results provision.