Louisa Holaday, MD (VA Scholar) earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan with a coursework focus in Metropolitan Studies and Social Justice. She also completed her medical degree at the University of Michigan. During medical school she was involved in establishing a pre-clinical Medicine in Spanish course, selected as a member of the first class of the Health Equity Scholars Program, and began work with Building the Next Generation of Academic Physicians (BNGAP), an organization dedicated to increasing diversity in academic medicine. Dr. Holaday is currently the Chief Resident for the Primary Care / Social Internal Medicine program at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx. Her projects during residency include working with a team to develop a program for inpatient naloxone distribution, solidifying Nexplanon training for PCSIM residents, and ongoing work with BNGAP.
Career Interests: Dr. Holaday is interested in a career addressing health disparities through population-based research and health policy.
Research Interests: Include exploring how the concentration of poverty contributes to health outcomes, the impacts of mass incarceration on community health, and opioid use disorder and chronic pain.