Nicole Holliday

Nicole Holliday


Early Stage Researcher at the Institute for Medical Information Processing, Biometry and Epidemiology - IBE


Institute for Medical Information Processing, Biometry and Epidemiology - IBE
Elisabeth-Winterhalter-Weg 6
81377 Munich


Project Title:

Food Environment Interventions to Address Malnutrition and Sustainability

Areas of interest:
I am a public health researcher with a background in health promotion and behavior. My current interests lie in healthy and sustainable diets, systems science, health equity, LGBTQ+ health, and commercial determinants of health. My master’s thesis examined the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the wellbeing of LGBTQ+ individuals in Moldova. My current PhD research focuses on improving food environments to promote healthy and sustainable diets. My projects include complex systems mapping of the double burden of malnutrition in South Africa, a Cochrane Review on the effects of school nutrition interventions for human and planetary health, and an assessment of the food policy environment in South Africa.
Areas of interest:

• Public and planetary health nutrition
• Food systems and sustainability
• Health disparities and health equity
• LGBTQ+ health
• Commercial determinants of health
• Sexual and reproductive health
• Systems science


Dr. med. Peter von Philipsborn


Curriculum Vitae


Since 2023: PhD Candidate in Medical Research: Epidemiology and Public Health at the Institute for Medical Information Processing, Biometry and Epidemiology (IBE), LMU Munich, Germany

2021-2022: MSc in Global Urban Health at the University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany

2014-2018: B.S. in Public Health at Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, USA


Since 2022: Scientific Research Associate in the Public Health Nutrition team at the Institute for Medical Information Processing, Biometry and Epidemiology (IBE) and the Pettenkofer School of Public Health, LMU Munich, Germany

2019-2020: AmeriCorps VISTA with the Stewards Placement Program, Corvallis, Oregon, USA

2018-2019: English Teaching Assistant, US Fulbright Scholar, Ludwigshafen, Germany



Holliday, N., & Mulear, V. Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Wellbeing of LGBTQ+ Individuals in Moldova: A Mixed Methods Analysis. Journal of homosexuality. 2023 May; 1–28. Advance online publication.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/00918369.2023.2206935

Holliday, N., Leibinger, A., Huizinga, O., Klinger, C., Okanmelu, E., Geffert, K., Rehfuess, E., & von Philipsborn, P. Application of the WHO Nutrient Profile Model to products on the German market: Implications for proposed new food marketing legislation in Germany. 2023 April; MedRxiv pre-print.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2023.04.24.23288785

Holliday, N., Pitt, S., & von Philipsborn, P. Policies for sustainable and healthy diets: A report on policies to create enabling environments for sustainable and healthy diets with case studies from Germany, Paraguay, Thailand, and South Africa. 2023