CV for Dr. Holland


  • Mount Sinai Medical Center, July 1992 to June 1996
  • Chief Resident, Schizophrenia Research Ward, January 1994 to Feb 1995


  • Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
  • Medical Degree, 1992
  • University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • Bachelor of Arts, 1987
  • Major: Biological Basis of Behavior. Concentration: Psychopharmacology

Hospital Affiliations

  • Attending Psychiatrist, Bellevue Hospital
  • Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program, 1996 to 2005
  • Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, NYU School of Medicine, 1996 to 2012

Current Research Positions

  • Medical Monitor, MDMA in the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Medical Monitor, Cannabis in the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Research Experience

  • Fall 1993 to Summer 1996 Principal Investigator of protocol involving the glutamate neurotransmitter system in schizophrenia using d-cycloserine. Department of Psychiatry, Mount Sinai Medical Center
  • Summer 1989 to Summer 1992 Clinical Psychiatric Research involving auditory hallucinations. Under the direction of Kevin Riley, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, Temple University Medical Center
  • Summer 1987 to Summer 1988 Clinical Neurological Research involving regional cerebral blood flow measurement with Xenon 133. Under the direction of Brett Skolnick, PhD, Department of Neurology, Graduate Hospital
  • Spring 1986 to Summer 1987 Independent Study assisting protocol preparations for clinical psychopharmacological research. Under the direction of Edward Schweizer, MD, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania
  • Summer 1985 Neuropsychological Research involving Alzheimer's Disease. Under the direction of Myrna Schwartz, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania


  • National Institute of Mental Health, Outstanding Resident Award, 1994

Memberships/ Affiliations

  • Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies
  • Mental Health Professionals Harm Reduction Group
  • Lindesmith Drug Policy Seminar Series
  • Heffter Research Institute
  • Drug Policy Alliance
  • Marijuana Policy Project


  • Author, Moody Bitches: The Truth About The Drugs You're Taking, the Sleep You're Missing, the Sex You're Not Having, and What's Really Making You Crazy. Penguin Press, 2015
  • Editor, The Pot Book: A Complete Guide to Cannabis. Its Role in Medicine, Politics, Science, and Culture. (A non-profit book funding therapeutic cannabinoid research) Park Street Press, October, 2010
  • Author, Weekends at Bellevue: Nine Years on the Night Shift at the Psych ER. Bantam, October, 2009
  • Editor, Ecstasy: The Complete Guide. A Comprehensive Look at the Risks and Benefits of MDMA (A non-profit book funding therapeutic MDMA research) Park Street Press, 2001


  • Mithoefer, M. C., Mithoefer, A. T., Feduccia, A. A., Jerome, L., Wagner, M., Wymer, J., Holland, J. ... & Doblin, R. (2018). 3, 4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA)-assisted psychotherapy for post-traumatic stress disorder in military veterans, firefighters, and police officers: a randomised, double-blind, dose-response, phase 2 clinical trial. The Lancet Psychiatry, 5(6), 486-497.
  • Feduccia, A. A., Mithoefer, M. C., Jerome, L., Holland, J., Emerson, A., & Doblin, R. (2018). Response to the consensus statement of the PTSD Psychopharmacology Working Group. Biological psychiatry, 84(2), e21-e22.
  • Feduccia, A. A., Holland, J., & Mithoefer, M. C. (2018). Progress and promise for the MDMA drug development program. Psychopharmacology, 1-11.
  • Doblin, R., Greer, G., Holland, J., Jerome, L., Mithoefer, M. C., & Sessa, B. (2014). A reconsideration and response to Parrott AC (2013) "Human psychobiology of MDMA or 'Ecstasy': an overview of 25 years of empirical research". Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental, 29(2), 105-108.
  • Holland, Julie; "Positron Emission Tomography Findings in Heavy Users of MDMA" Lancet, 1999, Vol 353(9152) p772.
  • Holland JA, Nelson LW, Ravikumar PR, Elwood WN; Embalming Fluid-Soaked Marijuana: New Drug or New Guise for PCP? Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, 1998, Vol 30(2) pp. 215-219.
  • Holland JA, Riley KC; Characterizing Auditory Hallucinations: An Aid in the Differential Diagnosis of Malingering Journal of the American Association of Emergency Psychiatry, 1998, Vol 4, No. 1, pp. 3-5.
  • Holland, JA; Hallucinogenic Drugs in Experimental Psychiatric Research. Bulletin of Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies, 1997, Vol. 7, No. 3, pp. 31-36.
  • Holland, JA; Psychedelic Researchers: The Next Generation. Bulletin of Multidisciplinary association for Psychedelic Studies, 1993, Vol. 4, No. 2, pp. 40-42.

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