Dr. Erin Holve serves as Chief of Research Infrastructure at the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). In this role Erin executes strategies to advance patient-centered outcomes research methods and study design; develops and leads a team that will deliver on PCORI’s vision of a large, efficient, and patient-centered clinical data research infrastructure; and leads strategies to advance training and knowledge for patient-centered outcomes research.

Prior to joining PCORI, Dr. Holve was Director the Health Care Reform and Innovation Administration (HCRIA) within DC Medicaid, which is responsible for creating, implementing, and testing new delivery system and payment models with the goal of improving care and outcomes, promoting health equity, and enhancing value and efficiency. In this role, Erin also chaired the DC Health Information Exchange Policy Board and oversaw the District’s policy and investments in digital health.

Dr. Holve has more than twenty years of experience in health policy and health services research, with extensive experience leading efforts to improve health care access and drive health system transformation. Examples include the Electronic Data Methods Forum (AHRQ), management of AcademyHealth’s Methods Council, the development of several training programs, and online resources including State Health Facts. Erin has also worked for the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, the US Department of Health and Human Services, and has consulted for state and local health departments and delivery systems. A common thread across her roles and responsibilities is collaboration with local and health system partners across the US – including patients, consumers, clinicians, payers, policymakers and other interested stakeholders - to promote innovative uses of health data to improve health care quality and health.

She is a widely published and cited author of reports and peer-reviewed articles on health insurance access and coverage, as well as health IT infrastructure needed to build learning health systems. She was founding editor and editor-in-chief of AcademyHealth’s open access peer reviewed journal, eGEMs, and has served as a reviewer for numerous federal grant programs and peer reviewed journals. Dr. Holve holds a Ph.D. in health services research from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and masters’ degrees in public health and public policy from the University of California, Berkeley.

Authored by Erin Holve, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.P.P.

Professional Development

Back to School: Enhance your Research with HSR Methods, Tools, and Resources from the National Library of Medicine

This seminar provides an overview of resources and use cases provided by the National Library of Medicine’s National Information Center on Health Services Research (NICHSR) to support the HSR community. Developed with students and faculty in mind, the session helps students understand the field of Health Services research (HSR) and introduces resources to support coursework and independent research projects, with step-by-step instructions.