Jimmie C Holland
- Category : 1928-births
- Type : PE
- Profile : 6/2 - Role Model / Hermit
- Definition : Triple Split
- Incarnation Cross : LAX The Clarion 1
American psychiatrist who founded the field of psycho-oncology. In 1977, she worked with two colleagues to establish a full-time psychiatric service at Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Cancer Center. The program was one of the first of its kind in cancer treatment, and trained its psychologists to specialize in issues specific to people with cancer. During her years at MSK, Holland created the nation's largest training and research program in psycho-oncology. In 1984, she produced for Sloan-Kettering the first syllabus on psycho-oncology and, in 1989, was senior editor of the first textbook on the subject.
Holland founded the American Psychosocial Oncology Society (formerly known as the American Society of Psychosocial and Behavioral Oncology/AIDS) in 1980, and co-founded the International Psycho-Oncology Society (IPOS) in 1984. She is also credited with putting psychosocial and behavioral research on the agenda of the American Cancer Society (ACS) in the early 1980s. She is a co-editor-in-chief of the journal Psycho-Oncology.
Her husband, James F. Holland, was an oncologist and an important figure in the early development of cancer chemotherapy.
Jimmie C. Holland died on 24 December 2017 at the age of 89, survived by her husband, James, and their six children.