Dr. Jolly is Associate Professor in the Department of Public Health Education, where he has taught courses on healthful living, the foundations of public health, aging, school health, epidemiology, and health policy. His research interests include tobacco policy, HIV/STD prevention, and male perceptions of gender and sexuality.
Prior to teaching Dr. Jolly spent 15 years working in public health, largely in the field of HIV/AIDS. He served as Director of the Hotlines Project Office at the American Social Health Association (ASHA) where he coordinated the CDC National AIDS Hotline, the CDC National STD Hotline, and the CDC National Immunization Hotline. While at ASHA, Dr. Jolly also managed the Training Department of the CDC National AIDS Hotline. Other positions have included Coordinator of the North Carolina AIDS Training Network and Head of the State AIDS Control Branch. Dr. Jolly received his doctorate in health behavior and health education from the UNC School of Public Health.