Kristen E. Holm, PhD, MPH

Kristen E. Holm
Associate Professor
Division of Medical, Behavioral & Community Health
Department of Medicine
Kristen E. Holm, PhD, is a marriage and family therapist at National Jewish Health. Dr. Holm is in the Division of Medical, Behavioral and Community Health.

Research AreasResearch Areas
  • Family and Mental Health Issues among Individuals with COPD

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
University of Minnesota (Twin Cities, MN), PhD
Colorado State University (Fort Collins, CO), MS
Wake Forest University (Winston-Salem, NC), BA
National Jewish Health, Department of Medicine
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)

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