Holly Derry

Associate Director, Behavioral Science

Role: Holly incorporates behavior change concepts into projects at Academic Innovation. Holly applies theory, research, communication techniques, and technology to improve the habits of students who use the digital pedagogical tools and platforms developed within Academic Innovation.

Experience: Previous to her work with AI, Holly worked for the U-M Center for Health Communications Research and, prior to that, at the Center for Bioethics & Social Sciences at U-M. Through her work, she developed assessments and tailored content for over thirty large interventions covering a wide variety of behaviors. Additionally, she is trained in motivational interviewing and the use of plain language.

Master of Public Health in Health Behavior and Health Education, University of Michigan School of Public Health
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, St. Norbert College