Hollie Tripp

Hollie Tripp

Class of 2017


MPA, University of SC-Columbia, 2011

Research Interest:

Hollie’s research interests pertain to health insurance reform, public health (obesity and drug policies), and state determinants of health policy diffusion.

Ph.D. Expected:


Current Research:

Hollie’s research interest focuses on researching environmental and nutrition policies that affect consumer choices and health and teaching at the collegiate level. Dissertation Title: TBD Teaching Interests:

  • Introduction to American Government
  • Introduction to Health Policy,
  • Research Methods

Accomplishments:Recent Publications:

  • Co-author of NC Medicaid Report

Conferences Attended:

  • American Public Health Association, NC Political Science Association, Midwest Political Science Association, Association of Politics and Life Sciences, Southeastern Conference for Public Administration

Biographical Information:

Hollie gradauted from Columbia College, a liberal arts college for women in South Carolina. There she earned a BA in Business Administration and Spanish, quickly entering international business after graduation. She pursued teaching at a small independent day school as a Spanish teacher, during which time she earned an MPA from the University of South Carolina. Hollie worked as an analyst for a local police department and recognized her affinity for policy. She worked with a research team on the NC Medicaid report and is currently working to publish, as sole author, a qualitative paper about her experiences as a navigator under the ACA. She has taught classes regarding the Affordable Care Act and Research Methods. She aspires to be a professor.

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