Dr. Holly B. Shakya

Holly Shakya 

Holly B. Shakya is currently an Assistant Professor on an NIH funded project to understand the social network and social normative determinants of adolescent fertility in the developing world.  Her primary research interests are the social determinants of health, with a focus on social networks and social norms in the context of family health. Specifically she is interested in interpersonal network dynamics, including relational hierarchies, and multidimensional network relationships. One of her main undertakings is to understand how those network dynamics impact norms around health behavior.

hshakya@ucsd.edu


Publications

  1. Shakya HB, Usita PM, Eisenberg C, Weston C, Lilies S. (2012) Family Well-Being Concerns ofGrandparents in Skipped Generation Families. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 55 (1), 39-54. doi: 10.1080/01634372.2011.620072, PMID: 22220992
  2. Shakya HB, Christakis NA, Fowler JH. (2012) Parental influence on substance use in adolescent social networks. Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. Dec:166 (12): 1132-9. PMCID: PMC3562377
  3. Shakya HB, Christakis NA, Fowler JH. (2014) Social network communities are associated with health behavior: an observational sociocentric network study of latrine ownership in rural India. American Journal of Public Health. 2014; 104(5)930-937 PMCID: PMC3987610
  4. Shakya HB, Christakis NA, Fowler JH. (2014) Social Network predictors of latrine ownership. Social Science andMedicine. DOI: 10.1016/J.socscimed.2014.03.009 Epub 2014 Mar 12  PMID: 24726688
  5. Shakya HB. (2014) Affect and well-being similarity between older Indian spouses. Aging and Mental Health. Doi: 10.1080/13607863.214.933308. Epub 2014 Jul 22. PMID: 25048523
  6. Shakya HB, Christakis NA, Fowler JH. (2015) Self-comparisons as motivators for healthy behavior. Obesity (Silver Spring, MD) 2015; 23(12):247-84. doi: 10.1002/oby.21201. Epub 2015 Oct 14. PMID: 26465782
  7. Shakya HB, Hughes DA, Stafford DK, Christakis NA, Fowler JH, Silverman JG. (2016) Intimate partner violence norms cluster within households: an observational social network study in rural Honduras. BMC Public Health. PMCID: PMC4782313. doi: 10.1186/s12889-016-28934
  8. What Are Social Norms? How Are They Measured? Gerry Mackie, Francesca Moneti, Elaine Denny, and Holly B. Shakya UNICEF Report, October 2012 ;

Invited Articles, Book Chapters, etc

  1. Usita PM, Shakya HB. (2012). Aging Families and Immigration. In R. Blieszner &V.H. Bedford (Eds.), Handbook of Families and Aging, (pp 337-362). Oxford: Praeger

Working Papers

  1.  An exploratory comparison of name generator content: data from rural India
  2. Social network clustering of sexual violence experienced by adolescent girls
  3. Spousal discordance on reports of contraceptive events and ideal family size in rural India.
  4. Exploiting social influence in networks to magnify population-level behavior MNCH change: a randomized control trial in rural Honduras.
  5. Using social network data to test the association between household cohesion and acceptance of intimate partner violence in rural Honduras and Uganda.

Conference Proceedings

  1. Shakya HB, Usita PM, Eisenberg C, Westen J, Liles S. Child Health Outcomes in Skipped Generation Grandparent Families Annual Meeting Gerontological Society of America, 2009 Conference presentation
  2. Stafford DK, Shakya HB, Negron R, Nelson J, Fowler JH, Christakis NA. Social Network Targeting for Health Behavior Change at Scale in Global Health Settings Global Maternal Newborn Global Health Conference, 2015 Conference presentation
  3. Soto SC, Shakya H, Haughton J, Arredondo EM.  Leisure time moderate-to-physical activity and the role of social network support for physical activity among adult Latinas. Poster presentation at the Active Living Research Conference, Clearwater, Fl., 2016 Poster
  4. Soto SC, Shakya H, Haughton J, Arredondo EM. Leisure time physical activity and social network support among Latinas. Poster presentation at the 37th Annual Society of Behavioral Medicine Meeting, Washington, DC. 2016. Poster
  5. Shakya HB, Usita PM, Eisenberg C, Westen J, Liles S. Child Health Outcomes in Skipped Generation Grandparent Families Annual Meeting Gerontological Society of America, 2009 Conference presentation
  6. Stafford DK, Shakya HB, Negron R, Nelson J, Fowler JH, Christakis NA. Social Network Targeting for Health Behavior Change at Scale in Global Health Settings Global Maternal Newborn Global Health Conference, 2015 Conference presentation
  7. Soto SC, Shakya H, Haughton J, Arredondo EM.  Leisure time moderate-to-physical activity and the role of social network support for physical activity among adult Latinas. Poster presentation at the Active Living Research Conference, Clearwater, Fl., 2016 Poster
  8. Soto SC, Shakya H, Haughton J, Arredondo EM. Leisure time physical activity and social network support among Latinas. Poster presentation at the 37th Annual Society of Behavioral Medicine Meeting, Washington, DC. 2016. Poster

Reports

  1. Gerry Mackie, Francesca Moneti, Elaine Denny, Holly Shakya (2012). What Are Social Norms? How Are They Measured? UNICEF Report.