Marcia K. Holstad

Research Professor | Marcia Stanhope Professorship in Public Health Nursing | DSN, RN, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN

About

Dr. Marcia Holstad, PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN is a Professor at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. She received her doctorate in nursing with a specialty in health policy from the University of Alabama in Birmingham. Her research interests include HIV/AIDS, HIV+ women, HIV and aging, adherence to antiretroviral medications, use of risk reduction behaviors, palliative care, and motivational interviewing. She has been a principal investigator on 5 NIH funding projects. She is currently the principal investigator on two NIH/NINR funded projects: The Music for Health Project tests the efficacy of smart phone mobile app that contains a music program designed to educate and motivate HIV+ persons to adhere to their antiretroviral medications and self-manage medication related symptoms and side-effects; The Living Well Project will test the efficacy of providing early palliative care plus motivational interviewing to persons with a new AIDS diagnosis.  She has taught at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing for over 20 years on all levels (BSN, MSN, PhD) and in addition provides primary care to HIV+ women at a large infectious disease program in metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia. She is also trained in motivational interviewing and is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT). Her teaching expertise includes HIV disease, health policy, and motivational interviewing. She teaches in the PhD in Nursing and the Masters in Nursing programs.

Areas of Expertise

Community Health; Family Health

Clinical: HIV/AIDS; Women’s Health

Research: Behavioral Clinical Trials; Adherence Self-management; Behavioral Intervention Design and Testing; Motivational Interviewing; HIV and Aging; Palliative Care; Mobile App Technology; Music Based Messaging

Teaching:  Mentoring; Care of Persons with Chronic Conditions; HIV/AIDS; Health Policy

Publications

Wells, J. Holstad, MM., Thomas, T, Bruner, DW. (2014) An Integrative Review of Guidelines for Anal Cancer Screening in HIV Infected Persons. AIDS Patient Care and STDs. Jul;28(7):350-7. doi: 10.1089/apc.2013.0358.

Holstad, M., Ofotokun, I., Higgins, M., Logwood, S. (2013). The LIVE Network: A Music-based Messaging Program to Promote ART Adherence Self-management. AIDS and Behavior. 17 (9) 2954-2962. DOI 10.1007/s10461-013-0581-2.

Hodges, S. & Holstad, M. (2013). The impact of a health promotion educational program on CVD risk factors for HIV infected women on antiretroviral therapy. Journal of AIDS & Clinical Research 4: 224. doi:12.4172/2155-6113.1000224.

More publication on the NIH website

Teaching

Dr. Holstad's teaching expertise includes HIV disease, health policy, and motivational interviewing. She currently teaches in the PhD in Nursing program, lectures in both MSN and BSN program and mentors post-doctoral fellows.

Research

Dr. Holstad's program of research focuses on HIV/AIDS, HIV+ women, HIV and aging, adherence self-management, use of risk reduction behaviors, palliative care, and motivational interviewing.

Awards