Holly Wilcox
Associate Professor


  • Health and wellness
  • Mental health
  • Risky behavior

Holly C. Wilcox is a psychiatric epidemiologist primarily focused on the prevention of suicide. She has a joint faculty appointment as an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and the Department of Mental Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Wilcox is the principal investigator of a large randomized trial funded by the National Institute of Mental Health to study the effectiveness of a universal depression education program delivered in high schools on reducing mental health stigma and increasing mental health service utilization. Also, she has been involved in the evaluation of the long-term impact of the Good Behavior Game intervention and suicide prevention approaches such as suicide risk screening in schools and emergency departments. She is involved in the Pediatric Integrated Care Collaborative, a multisite project aimed at integrating primary care and specialized mental health services for children exposed to trauma as part of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. She has published extensively on the epidemiology, etiology, and prevention of suicidal behaviors.