Marjan Holloway, Ph.D.

Marjan G Holloway, Ph.D.

Name: Marjan G Holloway, Ph.D.

USU Department of Primary Appointment: 
Medical and Clinical Psychology
Director, Suicide CPR Initiative
Faculty Rank: 
Associate Professor
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD

Research Interests:
Suicide Prevention
Psychotherapy Research

Office Phone: 
(301) 295-3271


B.S. (1994) in Biology, B.A. in Psychology, Minor in English Literature, University of California, Irvine
M.A. (1997) in Pre-Clinical Psychology, Chapman University
Ph.D. (2003) in Clinical Psychology, Fairleigh Dickinson University
Postdoctoral Fellowship (2005), School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry (Center for the Treatment and Prevention of Suicide; Center for Cognitive Therapy), University of Pennsylvania


Dr. Holloway is an Associate Professor of Medical and Clinical Psychology and Psychiatry at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) in Bethesda, Maryland. She is a licensed Maryland Psychologist, a Diplomate of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, and a faculty member of the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy in Philadelphia. Dr. Holloway received a B.S. in Biology and a B.A. in Psychology with a minor in English Literature in 1994 from the University of California, Irvine. She received a M.A. in Pre-Clinical Psychology in 1997 from Chapman University and a Ph.D. in 2003 in Clinical Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Dr. Holloway completed a clinical internship at Springfield Hospital Center in 2001. Her postdoctoral training was completed in 2005 at the Center for the Treatment and Prevention of Suicide and the Center for Cognitive Therapy at the University of Pennsylvania under the mentorship of Dr. Aaron T. Beck.

Dr. Holloway currently serves as the Director for the Suicide Care, Prevention and Research Initiative (Suicide CPR Initiative) at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. The Suicide CPR Initiative focuses on programmatic research in the area of military suicide prevention with an emphasis on developing and empirically evaluating psychosocial interventions and programs for service members and dependents. Support for Dr. Holloway’s research is provided by the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program; the United States Marine Corps, Air Force, and Navy Suicide Prevention Programs; Department of Defense (DoD) Suicide Prevention Office; Brain and Behavior Research Foundation; and the Military Operational Medicine Research Program. Over the past decade, Dr. Holloway has presented at numerous national and international conferences. She has trained and supervised military graduate and medical students as well as DoD providers and VA Suicide Prevention Coordinators. Dr. Holloway has previously served as an educator at the Center for Deployment Psychology and a member of the DoD Suicide Prevention and Risk Reduction Committee. Most recently, she has served as a member of the Defense Health Board Task Force on the Prevention of Suicide by Members of the Armed Forces and is currently the Chair of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Human Factors and Medicine, Research Task Group on Military Suicide. In 2014, Dr. Holloway in collaboration with her military colleagues disseminated the Air Force Guide for Suicide Risk Assessment, Management, and Treatment.

Representative publications, projects, and/or deployments

  • 2016 Recipient of the Outstanding Biomedical Educator Award, F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences - Student Nominated
  • 2009 Recipient of the Cinda Helke Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Advocacy - Student Nominated