Holly Bante

Holly Bante , PhD, MPH

Assoc VP for Research

Director, Conflict of Interest

Professional Summary

Holly Bante is the Institutional Official for conflicts of interest in research at UC. She oversees the review and management of financial conflicts of interest in research. She works with the University Conflict of Interest Committee, Sponsored Research Services, the institutional review board (IRB), and the Office of Entrepreneurial Affairs to make determinations regarding the relatedness of individual financial relationships to research conducted at UC.

Holly received her PhD from Saint Louis University in Bioethics, concentrating in research ethics, which included intense focus on understanding and applying federal research regulations. Her dissertation used qualitative research methods to identify how three groups of individuals adjudicate financial conflicts of interest. The results of the dissertation identifies best practices for managing and mitigating the increasing number of financial relationships between researchers in academic medical centers and industry.

Aside from reviewing conflicts of interest for the Office of Research, Holly also teaches the research integrity course for first year PhD students in the College of Medicine’s Graduate School where she has an adjunct appointment. She has significant experience dealing with ethical issues in research and helped co-write a research casebook focusing on responsible conduct of research funded by the Office of Research Integrity (publicly released in 2014). In addition, she is the research ethicist for UC on the Center for Clinical and Translational Science Training award and is also the bioethicist for Hamilton County’s Public Health Department.


PhD: Saint Louis University St. Louis, MO, 2012 (Bioethics, Healthcare Ethics)

MPH: Saint Louis University St. Louis, MO, 2007 (Community Health)

MS: Saint Louis University St. Louis, MO, 2007 (Nutritional Sciences)

BA: Drake University Des Moines, IA, 2003 (Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology)

Research and Practice Interests


Peer Reviewed Publications

Dubois, James; Bante, Holly; Hadley, Whitney B (2011. ) Ethics in Psychiatric Research: A Review of 25 Years of NIH-funded Empirical Research Projects.AJOB primary research, , 2 (4 ) ,5-17 More Information

Bante, Holly; Elliott, Michael; Harrod, Amanda; Haire-Joshu, Debra The use of inappropriate feeding practices by rural parents and their effect on preschoolers' fruit and vegetable preferences and intake.Journal of nutrition education and behavior, , 40 (1 ) ,28-33 More Information