Sharon M. Holder, PhD, MSc, MSW, is an embedded research scientist in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at Prisma Health-Upstate and a research assistant professor at Clemson University, Institute on Family and Neighborhood Life. She has worked in health care over the past 20 years and in research for the last 10 of those years. She has strong interest in stigma, behavioral health and mental health disparity among vulnerable and underserved populations.

Holder became involved with the PCORI Ambassador Program after receiving a Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Award and serving as merit reviewer for PCORI. As a PCORI Ambassador, she has enjoyed fostering dialogues that promote mental health and substance use awareness and work toward eradicating the stigma and discrimination surrounding mental illness, mental health issues, and substance use treatment through research. She became motivated by PCORI's mission to make health care more patient centered and wipe out mental health stigma.

Involvement with PCORI

Engagement Award: Southeastern Symposium on Mental Health – Project Lead
PCORI Peer Reviewer

Ambassador Interests

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