Dr Karen Holland
with Dr Karen Holland
December 4, 2019
Karen J. Holland DrPH PhD(c) MPH DABLM BCC
Dr. Karen Holland is founder of Positively Healthy Concierge Lifestyle Medicine in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. She works with individuals and families, coming alongside them to journey through the Four I’s of attaining fun and sustainable lifestyle changes for optimal whole-person health. She also works with corporate and community wellness‚Äîas well as home/building design‚Äîto create Positively Healthy Spaces. Dr. Holland is available to work with clients either online or in person.
Dr. Holland is the director of Imagine‚Ä¶Hilton Head Island‚ÄîA Healthy Minds Initiative working to facilitate innovative community-wide default brain-healthy lifestyle on Hilton Head Island in conjunction with Drs. Dean & Ayesha Sherzai (authors of the bestselling book, “The Alzheimer’s Solution”) non-profit (501c3) Healthy Minds Initiatives. Imagine‚Ä¶HHI will launch on May 3, 2020.
In addition to being a board-certified lifestyle medicine specialist, Dr. Holland is a board-certified life coach specializing in health and wellness, nutrition, and relationships.
Dr. Holland has more than 35 years experience as a medical professional and educator. She has a masters and a doctoral degree in public health and is presently completing a second PhD in health behavior leadership. She has done extensive research in the field of intimacy and its association with spirituality, meaning, and well-being.
As a community health outreach, Dr. Holland enjoys hosting the popular monthly Whole-Food Plant-Based Supper Club at the Hilton Head Island Seventh-day Adventist Church. Her cookbook, At Karen’s Table, will be published by the American College of Lifestyle Medicine early next year.
Dr. Holland has done extensive international medical and humanitarian work starting back as a 19 year-old college student spending a summer working with the Pakistan Director of Health to facilitate improved plant-based dietary guidelines for the Pakistani people. She continues to speak internationally‚Äîand work with clients globally.
Dr. Holland is a marathon runner who also enjoys bicycling and snow skiing‚Äîas well as a musician who enjoys playing piano and cello. She believes her most important job and biggest accomplishment is that of being a mother‚Äîand feels privileged to have nurtured and raised three wonderful now-adult daughters. She is blessed to have three delightful little granddaughters as well.