Kelsey Holt, MA, ScD

Title(s)Associate Professor, Family Community Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address2540 23rd Street, #5703
San Francisco CA 94110
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    Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public HealthScD12/2016Social and Behavioral Sciences
    University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences CenterMA12/2006Medical Anthropology

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    Dr. Holt is a social and behavioral scientist whose research portfolio is dedicated to identifying ways to promote equity and person-centeredness within the sexual and reproductive health field. Drawing on training in anthropology and public health, Dr. Holt deploys diverse methodological approaches in her research. She has partnered with researchers, advocates, and implementing partners across more than ten countries on projects to build the evidence base on people’s preferences for and experiences with reproductive healthcare; to develop new frameworks and measures to advance a focus on human rights and person-centeredness in sexual and reproductive health; and to develop and evaluate novel interventions to promote reproductive health and agency. Her current projects span Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Uganda, and the United States.
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    1. Conceptualizing Contraceptive Agency: A Critical Step to Enable Human Rights-Based Family Planning Programs and Measurement. Glob Health Sci Pract. 2024 Feb 28; 12(1). Holt K, Challa S, Alitubeera P, Atuyambe L, Dehlendorf C, Galavotti C, Idiodi I, Jegede A, Omoluabi E, Waiswa P, Upadhyay U. PMID: 38346841; PMCID: PMC10906552.
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    2. Many Cooks in the Kitchen: Iterating a Qualitative Analysis Process Across Multiple Countries, Sites, and Teams. Glob Health Sci Pract. 2023 Dec 22; 11(6). Suchman L, Gitome S, Nyando M, Kwena ZA, Wekesa P, Okumu S, Ndunyu L, Okoli C, Tijani A, Jegede A, Idiodi I, Nmadu G, Dimowo S, Maluwa A, Atuyambe L, Birabwa C, Alitubeera P, Kaudha B, Kayego A, Jumbe T, Mtalimanja I, Vallin J, Sinha E, Phillips BS, Amongin D, Bukusi E, Holt K, Kamanga M, Liu J, Malata A, Omoluabi E, Waiswa P. PMID: 38050043; PMCID: PMC10749643.
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    3. Adaptation and validation of the quality of contraceptive counseling (QCC) scale for use in Ethiopia and India. PLoS One. 2023; 18(3):e0283925. Holt K, Gebrehanna E, Sarnaik S, Kanchan L, Reed R, Yesuf A, Uttekar BV. PMID: 37000851; PMCID: PMC10065231.
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    4. Consent for trainee participation in abortion care: A qualitative study of patient experiences and preferences in the United States. Contraception. 2023 05; 121:109974. Crystal-Ornelas L, Sarnaik S, Dianat S, Dehlendorf C, Holt K. PMID: 36758737.
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    5. Analyzing fast and slow: Combining traditional and rapid qualitative analysis to meet multiple objectives of a complex transnational study. Front Sociol. 2023; 8:961202. Suchman L, Omoluabi E, Kramer J, Vallin J, Sedlander E, Gitome S, Wekesa P, Kwena Z, Granovsky R, Kayego A, Kaudha B, Atuyambe L, Amongin D, Alitubeera P, Tijani A, Okoli C, Jegede A, Kamanga M, Nyando M, Ndunyu L, Holt K, ICAN Research Consortium. PMID: 36818663; PMCID: PMC9931144.
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    6. Preference-Aligned Fertility Management as a Person-Centered Alternative to Contraceptive Use-Focused Measures. Stud Fam Plann. 2023 03; 54(1):301-308. Holt K, Galavotti C, Omoluabi E, Challa S, Waiswa P, Liu J. PMID: 36723038.
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    7. Reduction of the Quality of Contraceptive Counseling (QCC) scale to a short version (QCC-10) in Ethiopia, India, and Mexico. Contraception. 2023 02; 118:109890. Holt K, Karp C, Uttekar BV, Quintero X, Gebrehanna E, Kanchan L, Zavala I. PMID: 36243125.
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    8. Contraceptive care experiences and preferences among Black women in Mississippi: A qualitative study. Contraception. 2022 10; 114:18-25. Reed R, Osby O, Nelums M, Welchlin C, Konate R, Holt K. PMID: 35644229.
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    9. Family Physicians' Barriers and Facilitators in Incorporating Medication Abortion. J Am Board Fam Med. 2022 May-Jun; 35(3):579-587. Razon N, Razon N, Wulf S, Perez C, McNeil S, Maldonado L, Fields AB, Holt K, Fox E, Silverstein I, Dehlendorf C. PMID: 35641055.
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    10. Client, provider, and visit factors associated with quality in contraceptive counseling in Mexico: an exploratory cross-sectional analysis. Reprod Health. 2021 Dec 09; 18(1):244. Walker K, Prata N, Lahiff M, Quintero X, Holt K. PMID: 34886894; PMCID: PMC8656075.
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    11. Understanding quality of contraceptive services from women's perspectives in Gujarat, India: a focus group study. BMJ Open. 2021 10 04; 11(10):e049260. Holt K, Uttekar BV, Reed R, Adams M, Kanchan L, Langer A, Barge S. PMID: 34607862; PMCID: PMC8491289.
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    12. Patient-reported experience with discussion of all options during pregnancy options counseling in the US South. Contraception. 2022 02; 106:68-74. Nobel K, Ahrens K, Handler A, Holt K. PMID: 34450186.
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    13. Development of the Person-Centered Contraceptive Counseling scale (PCCC), a short form of the Interpersonal Quality of Family Planning care scale. Contraception. 2021 05; 103(5):310-315. Dehlendorf C, Fox E, Silverstein IA, Hoffman A, Campora Pérez MP, Holt K, Reed R, Hessler D. PMID: 33508252.
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    14. Homelessness, housing instability, and abortion outcomes at an urban abortion clinic in the United States. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2020 12; 223(6):892.e1-892.e12. Orlando MS, Vable AM, Holt K, Wingo E, Newmann S, Shapiro BJ, Borne D, Drey EA, Seidman D. PMID: 32640198.
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    15. Breaking the silence in the primary care office: patients' attitudes toward discussing abortion during contraceptive counseling. Contracept X. 2020; 2:100029. Dianat S, Silverstein IA, Holt K, Steinauer J, Dehlendorf C. PMID: 32671336; PMCID: PMC7338626.
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    16. Factors associated with positive user experience with primary healthcare providers in Mexico: a multilevel modelling approach using national cross-sectional data. BMJ Open. 2020 01 14; 10(1):e029818. Holt K, Doubova SV, Lee D, Perez-Cuevas R, Leslie HH. PMID: 31941761; PMCID: PMC7045193.
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    17. Beyond same-day long-acting reversible contraceptive access: a person-centered framework for advancing high-quality, equitable contraceptive care. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2020 04; 222(4S):S878.e1-S878.e6. Holt K, Reed R, Crear-Perry J, Scott C, Wulf S, Dehlendorf C. PMID: 31809706.
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    18. Cluster Randomized Trial of a Patient-Centered Contraceptive Decision Support Tool, My Birth Control. Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey. 2019 Oct 1; 74(10):599-600. Dehlendorf DC, Fitzpatrick FJ, Fox FE, Holt HK, Vittinghoff VE, Reed RR, Campora CM, Sokoloff SA, Kuppermann KM. .
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    19. Patient-provider communication before and after implementation of the contraceptive decision support tool My Birth Control. Patient Educ Couns. 2020 02; 103(2):315-320. Holt K, Kimport K, Kuppermann M, Fitzpatrick J, Steinauer J, Dehlendorf C. PMID: 31537316.
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    20. Development and Validation of the Client-Reported Quality of Contraceptive Counseling Scale to Measure Quality and Fulfillment of Rights in Family Planning Programs. Stud Fam Plann. 2019 06; 50(2):137-158. Holt K, Zavala I, Quintero X, Hessler D, Langer A. PMID: 31120147; PMCID: PMC6618078.
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    21. Cluster randomized trial of a patient-centered contraceptive decision support tool, My Birth Control. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2019 06; 220(6):565.e1-565.e12. Dehlendorf C, Fitzpatrick J, Fox E, Holt K, Vittinghoff E, Reed R, Campora MP, Sokoloff A, Kuppermann M. PMID: 30763545.
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    22. Women's preferences for contraceptive counseling in Mexico: Results from a focus group study. Reprod Health. 2018 Jul 16; 15(1):128. Holt K, Zavala I, Quintero X, Mendoza D, McCormick MC, Dehlendorf C, Lieberman E, Langer A. PMID: 30012157; PMCID: PMC6048723.
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    23. 'These people who dig roots in the forests cannot treat HIV': Women and men in Durban, South Africa, reflect on traditional medicine and antiretroviral drugs. Glob Public Health. 2018 Jan; 13(1):115-127. Weintraub A, Mantell JE, Holt K, Street RA, Wilkey C, Dawad S, Masvawure TB, Hoffman S. PMID: 28793809; PMCID: PMC5698148.
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    24. Pregnancy Options Counseling and Abortion Referrals Among US Primary Care Physicians: Results From a National Survey. Fam Med. 2017 Jul; 49(7):527-536. Holt K, Janiak E, McCormick MC, Lieberman E, Dehlendorf C, Kajeepeta S, Caglia JM, Langer A. PMID: 28724150.
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    25. Defining quality in contraceptive counseling to improve measurement of individuals' experiences and enable service delivery improvement. Contraception. 2017 09; 96(3):133-137. Holt K, Dehlendorf C, Langer A. PMID: 28645786.
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    26. A call for collaboration on respectful, person-centered health care in family planning and maternal health. Reprod Health. 2017 Feb 02; 14(1):20. Holt K, Caglia JM, Peca E, Sherry JM, Langer A. PMID: 28153027; PMCID: PMC5288936.
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    27. Predictors of pregnancy options counseling and abortion referrals or dissuasion among United States primary care physicians: results from a national survey. Contraception. 2016 Oct 1; 94(4):393-394. Holt HK, Janiak JE, McCormick MM, Lieberman LE, Dehlendorf DC, Kajeepeta KS, Caglia CJ, Langer LA. .
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    28. Knowledge of Abortion Laws and Services Among Low-Income Women in Three United States Cities. J Immigr Minor Health. 2015 Dec; 17(6):1811-8. Lara D, Holt K, Peña M, Grossman D. PMID: 25488893.
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    29. Accessing Sexual and Reproductive Health Information and Services: A Mixed Methods Study of Young Women's Needs and Experiences in Soweto, South Africa. Afr J Reprod Health. 2015 Mar; 19(1):73-81. Lince-Deroche N, Hargey A, Holt K, Shochet T. PMID: 26103697.
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    30. Reproductive health access among deployed U.S. servicewomen: a qualitative study. Mil Med. 2014 Jun; 179(6):645-52. Manski R, Grindlay K, Burns B, Holt K, Grossman D. PMID: 24902132.
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    31. Military sexual trauma among US servicewomen during deployment: a qualitative study. Am J Public Health. 2014 Feb; 104(2):345-9. Burns B, Grindlay K, Holt K, Manski R, Grossman D. PMID: 24328617; PMCID: PMC3935684.
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    32. Military sexual trauma among U.S. servicewomen during deployment: a qualitative study. Contraception. 2013 Sep 1; 88(3):468-469. Burns BB, Grindlay GK, Holt HK, Manski MR, Grossman GD. .
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    33. A nationally representative survey of healthcare provider counselling and provision of the female condom in South Africa and Zimbabwe. BMJ Open. 2013 Mar 18; 3(3). Holt K, Blanchard K, Chipato T, Nhemachena T, Blum M, Stratton L, Morar N, Ramjee G, Harper CC. PMID: 23512836; PMCID: PMC3612751.
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    34. Willingness of clinicians to integrate microbicides into HIV prevention practices in southern Africa. AIDS Behav. 2012 Oct; 16(7):1821-9. Harper CC, Holt K, Nhemachena T, Chipato T, Ramjee G, Stratton L, Blum M, McCulloch CE, Mgweba S, Blanchard K. PMID: 22210482; PMCID: PMC3745300.
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    35. O057 EVALUATION OF A HARM-REDUCTION MODEL OF SERVICE DELIVERY FOR WOMEN WITH UNINTENDED PREGNANCIES IN PERU. International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics. 2012 Oct 1; 119:s281-s281. Andjelic AD, Holt HK, Grossman GD, Tatum TC. .
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    36. Assessment of service availability and health care workers' opinions about young women's sexual and reproductive health in Soweto, South Africa. Afr J Reprod Health. 2012 Jun; 16(2):283-93. Holt K, Lince N, Hargey A, Struthers H, Nkala B, Mclntyre J, Gray G, Mnyani C, Blanchard K. PMID: 22916560.
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    37. Unintended pregnancy and contraceptive use among women in the U.S. military: a systematic literature review. Mil Med. 2011 Sep; 176(9):1056-64. Holt K, Grindlay K, Taskier M, Grossman D. PMID: 21987966.
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    38. Contraception access and use among US military women deployed overseas. Contraception. 2011 Sep 1; 84(3):329. Grindlay GK, Holt HK, Grossman GD. .
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    39. Impact of learning HIV status on contraceptive use in the MIRA trial. J Fam Plann Reprod Health Care. 2011 Oct; 37(4):204-8. Blanchard K, Holt K, Bostrom A, van der Straten A, Ramjee G, de Bruyn G, Chipato T, Montgomery ET, Padian NS. PMID: 21746799.
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    40. Self-induction of abortion among women in the United States. Reprod Health Matters. 2010 Nov; 18(36):136-46. Grossman D, Holt K, Peña M, Lara D, Veatch M, Córdova D, Gold M, Winikoff B, Blanchard K. PMID: 21111358.
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    41. Barriers to hospital births: why do many Bolivian women give birth at home? Rev Panam Salud Publica. 2008 Jul; 24(1):46-53. Otis KE, Brett JA. PMID: 18764994.
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