Jeff Holm, PhD, Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology, UND College of Arts & Sciences
Dr. Jeffrey Holm is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at UND and the Senior Scientist at the Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Holm received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the Ohio University in 1987 after completing his internship at the University of Mississippi Medical School and the Jackson Veterans Administration Hospital. Dr. Holm joined the faculty at UND in 1987. Dr. Holm is a licensed psychologist, past-president of the North Dakota Psychological Association and the North Dakota State Board of Psychologist Examiners, and has been honored as an “Outstanding Lecturer” by the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Dr. Holm’s clinical and research interests lie primarily in the areas of psychophysiological disorders, health psychology, and behavioral medicine. His research has involved identifying, assessing, and/or altering the behavioral and psychological factors associated with the development, maintenance, and exacerbation of pain disorders (such as headache), cardiovascular disorders (such as hypertension), and sexual disorders (such as sexual arousal disorder). Currently, he directs his scholarly efforts toward developing community-based prevention programs for smoking, drug abuse, and disorders related to obesity and a sedentary lifestyle. Dr. Holm has over 50 peer-reviewed, academic publications.
Dr. Holm enjoys teaching both on campus and online courses. He enjoys music and film and uses both in his courses to raise relevant issues, help students see how the concepts being discussed affect and are affected by our popular culture, and help students apply the principles they are learning about in real world settings. His teaching interests and experiences include: Introduction to Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Human Sexuality, Behavioral Health Promotion, and Advanced Statistics.