CSWEP Board: Marionette Holmes

Marionette Holmes, PhD is an associate professor and Chair of the Economics Department at Spelman College in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Holmes research focuses on the economic impact of public health interventions on communities of color, nationally and internationally. Dr. Holmes has served as a Senior Service Fellow at the Centers for Disease Control Division of Global HIV/AIDS and TB at CDC where she estimated the economic impact of targeting mature men in South Africa to reduce HIV transmission and assisted in the efficient allocation of PEPFAR dollars to countries such as South Sudan and Ethiopia.  She also served as a Senior Service Fellow in the Global Immunization Division where she estimated the resources required to switch vaccinations for eradication phases of polio in Indonesia. Dr. Holmes recently worked for the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists to determine an efficient implementation strategy to collect mental health indicators across the United States.    Before joining Spelman, Dr. Holmes worked at the Harvard School of Public Health where her research focused on the economic impact of HIV/AIDS interventions and prevention programs in countries such as Botswana and South Africa.  Her work has been supported by the National Institute of Health, ACHAP, United States Department of Agriculture, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. She is the Principal Investigator on a grant by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to increase the number of black females entering Economics doctoral programs.  Dr. Holmes received post-doctoral training from the Centers for Disease Control and Columbia University. Dr. Holmes currently serves on the advisory board for the Journal of Economic Perspectives and the Board of Directors for the Sadie Collective.  She is also an Executive Committee member for PREDOC ( https://predoc.org).