University of South Florida
Holly Hills, PhD, is an Associate Professor of in the Department of Mental Health Law and Policy in the College of Behavioral and Community Sciences (CBCS) at USF. She is an affiliate faculty member of the Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute. In addition to her teaching, research, and service duties at USF, she does training and consulting with service providers and systems focused on improving care for persons with serious mental illness and addictive disorders. Dr. Hills is a licensed clinical psychologist, having received her PhD in Clinical and Health Psychology from the University of Florida.
Dr. Hills has been a principal investigator or collaborator on work funded by SAMHSA, NIDA, ACHA, the MacArthur Foundation, and from other state and local sources. Recent work has included examining the use of agent-based modeling to assist in strategic decision-making in communities, evaluating the cascade of care (CoC) in the delivery of services to persons with opioid use disorders, and describing the challenges inherent in rapidly adapting behavioral health services in the context of the pandemic. Populations of focus have included persons at risk for opioid overdose and pregnant women and adolescents with opioid use disorders.