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Kristen E. Holm

Kristen E. Holm, PhD, is a marriage and family therapist at National Jewish Health. Dr. Holm is in the Division of Neurology & Behavioral Health.

Special Interests

Clinical Interests

Couples and family treatment in the context of chronic respiratory diseases.

Research Interests

Dr. Holm’s research focuses on social and psychological factors that are related to COPD outcomes. Her research also focuses on the extent to which the relative importance of various social and psychological factors differs for individuals with COPD due to alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (AATD).

Recent Research: 

"Social and Cognitive Risk Factors for Suboptimal Adherence to Supplemental Oxygen Therapy." PI: K Holm, American Lung Association.

"The Role of Families in Adherence to Supplemental Oxygen Therapy." PI: K Holm, National Council on Family Relations.

"Helping Alphas Succeed with Oxygen Therapy." PI: K Holm, Alpha-1 Foundation.



Colorado School of Public Health (Denver, CO), MPH
Wake Forest University (Winston-Salem, NC), BA
Colorado State University (Fort Collins, CO), MS
University of Minnesota (Twin Cities, MN), PhD


2006 - 2007
National Jewish Health, Department of Medicine
2004 - 2006
University of Colorado Denver, Department of Psychiatry

Professional Memberships

American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)
National Council on Family Relations (NCFR)
Collaborative Family Healthcare Association (CFHA)
American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Hospital Affiliations

  • Rose Medical Center
  • St. Joseph Hospital - Denver
  • Swedish Medical Center
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Conflicts of Interest

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