Lindsay Holly

Postdoctoral Associate

Lindsay Holly, Ph.D., is a Postdoctoral Associate in the Child Program at the BU Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders. Dr. Holly’s research aims to 1) advance understanding of the processes by which cultural and contextual factors (e.g., parenting, family conflict, cultural values) influence the development of (mal)adjustment in children and 2) use knowledge of these processes to inform child and family intervention strategies designed to address youth anxiety and related maladaptive behaviors. Clinically, Dr. Holly provides empirically supported assessment and treatment services to youth experiencing anxiety, depression, and associated social, emotional, and behavioral health issues. She also serves as a clinical and research supervisor to undergraduate and graduate students at CARD.

Dr. Holly graduated from the University of Maryland in 2007 with a B.A. in Psychology before earning her M.S. in Human Development (Childhood Emphasis) from the University of Rochester in 2009. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at the University of Vermont and received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Arizona State University in 2016.

Selected Publications

  • Holly, L. E. & Pina, A. A. (2015). Variations in the influence of parental socialization of child anxiety among clinic referred children. Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 46, 474-484.
  • Holly, L. E., Little, M., Pina, A. A., & Caterino, L.C. (2015). Assessment of anxiety symptoms in school children: A cross-sex and ethnic examination. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 43, 297-309.
  • Pina, A.A. Holly, L. E., Zerr, A., & Rivera, D. (2014). A personalized and control systems engineering conceptual approach to target childhood anxiety in the contexts of cultural diversity. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 43, 442-453.
  • Holly, L. E., Chiapa, A., & Pina, A. A. (2014). Evidence-Based Treatments for Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Problems in Ethnic Minority Children and Adolescents. In C.A. Alfano & D.C. Beidel (Eds.), Comprehensive Evidence-Based Interventions for Children and Adolescents. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.