Hollie Tripp

460G Fretwell


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
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.