Holly Wilcox is a professor in the Department of Mental Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, with joint appointments in the Department of Health Policy and Management as well as the Johns Hopkins University Schools of Medicine and Education. Dr. Wilcox uses research to advance public health approaches to suicide prevention, including policies, early intervention and chain-of-care approaches. She helped establish a multidisciplinary research group on suicide prevention at Johns Hopkins that has been awarded the Team Science Award from the Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research.
Wilcox serves as president of the International Academy of Suicide Research and on the Scientific Council of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. She is co-chair of the Suicide Prevention Task Group of the National Network of Depression Centers, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) network of 28 leading clinical and academic Centers of Excellence in the U.S. working to transform the field of depressive illnesses and related mood disorders. Wilcox is an affiliate investigator with the Centre of Research Excellence in Suicide Prevention of the Black Dog Institute in Australia. She teaches a course (Suicide As a Public Health Problem) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and has published extensively on the epidemiology, etiology and prevention of suicidal behaviors.