Barbara Hollie, PhD, MSN, ANP-BC

Assistant Professor

Dr. Hollie is an assistant Professor and full-time faculty member of the School of Nursing. Dr. Hollie earned a PhD from Wayne State University in the Urban Health Care track with a double minor in anthropology and sociology and a certificate in gerontology from the Wayne State University Institute of Gerontology.  As a certified adult nurse practitioner, Dr. Hollie has worked in Gerontology, primary care, women’s health care and gyn-oncology. Previously she was certified as a nurse executive and a certified clinical nurse specialist in adult health. She currently volunteers with another nurse practitioner in Street Medicine Detroit and precept nursing and medical students in providing health care to the homeless in downtown Detroit via the Neighborhood Service Organization.


Here at University of Michigan-Flint Dr. Hollie teaches pre-nursing students, undergraduate and graduate nursing students and chairs translational research project committees involving graduate students. She also mentors and advises students at all levels. Dr. Hollie engaged in domestic travel with graduate students and colleagues to provide health care to Appalachian residents.


Dr. Hollie developed an inclusive gender-neutral Sexual Health Adaptation (SHA) theory for male, female, gay, lesbian, ill, or well individuals during her doctoral studies. Other research interests of Dr. Hollie include female sexual self-concept, nursing ethics, cultural diversity and social justice.


Dr. Hollie provides services within the department of nursing’s full governing faculty, serves on the graduate nursing program committee, and student affairs committee. She is an active member of the School of Health Professions and Studies curriculum committee, the university’s general education curriculum committee and the Fran Frazier student travel scholarship committee. Dr. Hollie volunteered for many years with the Project Compassion Ministries that worked with nursing home residents in Detroit and as an Alzheimer’s support group leader and member of the speaker’s bureau with the Alzheimer’s Association of Michigan. She is a lifetime member the National Black Nurses Association and the Detroit Black Nurses chapter, Chi Eta Phi Nursing Sorority, Sigma Theta Tau International and Pi Delta chapter, American Association of Nurse Practitioners, Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners, the National League for Nursing, Michigan Coalition for Human Rights and the Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion.