Erin Holmes

Erin Holmes serves as the Director of Global Road Safety at Abbott. In this role, Erin works to advance the company’s mission of creating safer roads by eliminating impaired driving. She endeavors to translate research into practice and provide thought leadership, strengthen DUI/D programs and policy, and increase the implementation of roadside drug testing and oral fluid screening. 
Prior to joining Abbott, Erin was the Vice President of Criminal Justice Programs & Policy at She oversaw the organization’s traffic safety and criminal justice portfolios, managed partnerships, developed widely utilized programs/resources, and delivered education to thousands of practitioners. Before transitioning to policy work, Erin was a Research Scientist at the Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF). During her tenure at TIRF, Erin conducted qualitative research and published extensively. She presented internationally on impaired driving issues and criminal justice system improvements. She also conducted evaluations, developed online curricula, education programs, primers, and engaged in knowledge translation. 
A subject matter expert on alcohol and drug-impaired driving, Erin routinely serves as faculty for the National Judicial College and other judicial organizations. In the policy realm, Erin is frequently called upon to draft and analyze legislation as well as provide testimony at both the state and federal level. In addition to her role as an educator, Erin provides technical assistance to state agencies to improve program administration and delivery.  

Erin graduated summa cum laude and has an Honors and Master’s degree in Criminology from the University of Ottawa.