Allison Holmes, Ph.D.

Research Psychologist
Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress

Allison K. Holmes, Ph.D., is a Research Psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Dr. Holmes received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Notre Dame, and her Ph.D. in Human Development from the University of Maryland, College Park.   Before coming to CSTS, she worked as a Social Science Research Analyst at the Department of Health and Human Services in the Administration for Children and Families at the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE).  While at OPRE, Dr. Holmes studied child care, Head Start, and Early Head Start, focusing on the interaction between children, families, and institutions.  Dr. Holmes has worked on several large-scale longitudinal studies throughout her career.  Her research emphasizes the developmental growth trajectories of at-risk families within institutions and systems, including early intervention, child care, school, and military. Dr. Holmes is also an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Counseling and Human Services in the Johns Hopkins University’s School of Education.