Holly Landrum Peay

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 research public health analyst, a social scientist and a genetic counselor with training in bioethics who works within the Early Education, Disability, and Health Program. Dr. Peay conducts community-engaged patient perspectives research that is primarily focused on decision making.

Dr. Peay has experience using multiple social science and health economic techniques, both well established and innovative, to explore needs, preferences, coping and adaptation, risk perception, and decision making. She is an expert in using community engagement approaches and has significant experience with advocacy organization and biopharmaceutical company engagement. In addition, Dr. Peay's background as a genetic counselor provides her with conceptual and practical experience with genomics, newborn screening, consenting, patient-centered communication, and results provision.