Bethany Young Holt, PhD MPH
Bethany Young Holt, PhD, MPH is the Founder and Executive Director of CAMI Health, an organization dedicated to advancing the health of women and girls worldwide. She is also the Co-Founder and Director of the Initiative for MPTs (IMPT), and a Principal Investigator (PI) at the Public Health Institute.
Dr. Young Holt has over 25 years of experience working on health prevention programs and research projects in the United States, Africa, and South Pacific. Her research expertise includes mixed-methods study design, data collection, and data analysis. She has collaborated with multidisciplinary teams of researchers, including clinicians, product developers, socio-behavioral and market researchers, funders, advocates, and community groups to build and advance the field of multipurpose prevention technologies (MPTs) – an innovative class of products that deliver varied combinations of HIV prevention, other STI prevention, and contraception.
Dr. Young Holt has published in peer-reviewed academic journals and in the popular press, including the New York Times, Vogue, and New Women Magazine. Prior to founding CAMI Health in 2001, her experience includes traineeships at the National Cancer Institute, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Institute Pasteur in Dakar, Senegal; anthropological field work in the Samoan Islands; and volunteer and relief work with the Peace Corps and U.N. High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) in Mauritania, Senegal and Ethiopia. She has also been a lecturer and research epidemiologist at the School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley.
Dr. Young Holt holds a PhD in Epidemiology, an MPH in Maternal and Child Health from University of California, Berkeley, and a BS in Biology from the College of Wooster. She loves the outdoors, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.