Holly Baker Shakya PhD


PhD Global Public Health UCSD/SDSU

B.A. Philosophy Pomona College


My primary research interests are the social determinants of health, with a focus on social networks and social norms.


Specifically I am interested in interpersonal network dynamics, including relational hierarchies, and multidimensional network relationships. One of my main undertakings is to understand how these network dynamics impact norms around health behavior. 


I am currently a postdoctoral research fellow on a Gates funded collaborative project between Harvard Medical School and UCSD School of Medicine to investigate social network effects on maternal and neonatal health outcomes in rural settings in the developing world.