Portrait of Jeffrey Holm

Jeffrey Holm

PhD, Licensed Psychologist
  • Vice Pvst Online Ed&Strat Plng, Psychology
    • Health Psychology, Statistics and Quantitative Methods, Health Promotion and Media Messages, Cyber-Human Interactions and Health, and Behavioral Design and Digital Technology
  • Senior Scientist, Center Health Promotion Prev
  • Faculty Fellow, Academic Affairs

Contact Info

  • Email: jeffrey.holm@UND.edu
  • Office: 701.777.3792
  • Dept:

Office Address

Columbia Hall Room 2101
501 N Columbia Road Stop 8380
Grand Forks, ND 58202-8380


Psyc 111 - Introduction to Psychology

Psyc 210 - Human Sexuality

Psyc 270 - Abnormal Psychology

Psyc 542 - Multivariate Statistics for Psychology

Curriculum Vitae


I am a Professor of Psychology, and currently Chairperson of the Department here at UND. I am also Senior Scientist at the Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research at the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences. I received my Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the Ohio University in 1987 after completing my internship at the University of Mississippi Medical School and the Jackson Veterans Administration Hospital. I joined the UND faculty in 1987, and served as Director of Clinical Training in psychology from 1993 to 1999. Since 2003, I have collaborated with Dr. Nancy Vogeltanz-Holm and other colleagues to develop and evaluate several community health projects in partnership with over 3000 students, employees, and patients across North Dakota. Our work has been dedicated to developing best practices for preventing chronic diseases; to the teaching and training of the behavioral sciences to health professions students; and to improving health behaviors and outcomes for economically disadvantaged persons. 

  • Health Psychology
    • Health Disparities - particularly in rural, Native American communities
    • Media Messaging in Promoting Health and Preventing Disease
    • School-Based Health Promotion Programs
    • Worksite Health Promotion Programs
  • Cyber Psychology
    • Cyber-Human Interactions and Health
    • Behavioral Design and Digital Technology
    • User Experience Analysis
    • Big Data, Cybersecurity, and Human Behavior
  • Statistical Methods
    • Predictive Modeling
    • Confirmatory Factor Analysis and Structural Equations
    • Multilevel Modeling
    • Health Care Cost Analysis
    • Logistic Regression
    • Time-Series Analysis

Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications

Vogeltanz-Holm, N. & Holm, J.E. (2017, July Published Online). Changes in body mass index during a 3-year elementary school-based obesity prevention program for American Indian and White rural students. Health Education & Behavior, 10.1177/1090198117714825

Lilienthal, K. R., Holm, J., Vogeltanz-Holm, N. D. (2015). The influence of friendship and discussion on young adults’ responses to anti-sugary drinks television ads. Current Psychology, 34(2), 401-421.

Jonsdottir, H.L., Holm, J.E., Poltavski, D., & Vogeltanz-Holm, N. (2014). The role of fear and disgust in predicting effectiveness of television advertisements that graphically depict the health harms of smoking. Preventing Chronic Disease, 11:140326.

Lilienthal, K.R., Pignol, A., Holm, J.E., & Vogeltanz-Holm, N. (2014). Telephone-based motivational interviewing to promote physical activity and stages of change progression in older adults. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 22, 527-535.

Holm, J.E., Lilienthal, K.R., Poltavski, D.V., & Vogeltanz-Holm, N.D. (2013). Relationships between health behaviors and weight status in American Indian and white rural children. Journal of Rural Health, 29, 349-359.

Poltavski, D., Petros, T., & Holm, J. (2012). Lower but not higher doses of transdermal nicotine facilitates cognitive performance in smokers on gender non-preferred tasks. Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior, 102(3), 423-433.

Butler, M.E., Ferraro, R., & Holm, J. (2011). Pornography’s immediate effect on relationship satisfaction. Psi Chi: Journal of Undergraduate Research, 16(3), 113-122.

Vari, P., Vogeltanz-Holm, N., Olsen, G., Anderson, C., Holm, J., Peterson, H., & Henley, S. (2013). Community breastfeeding attitudes and beliefs. Health Care for Women International, 34(7), 592- 606.

Deutscher, SL., Dickerson, M., Gui, G., Newton, J., Holm, J.E, Vogeltanz-Holm, N., Kliethermes, B., Hewett, JE., Kumar, SR., Quinn, TP., & Sauter ER. (2010). Carbohydrate antigens in nipple aspirate fluid predict the presence of cancer in women requiring diagnostic breast biopsy. BMC Cancer, 10:519.

Holm, J.E., Vogeltanz-Holm, N.D., Poltavski, D., McDonald, L. (2010). Assessing health status, behavioral risks, and health disparities in Northern Plains American Indians. Public Health Reports, 125, 68-78.

Poltavski, D., Holm, J.E., Vogeltanz-Holm, N. D., & McDonald, L. (2010). Assessing health-related quality of life in Northern Plains American Indians: Prominence of physical activity as a health behavior. American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research: The Journal of the National Center, 17, 25-48.

Vogeltanz-Holm, N., Holm, J. E., White Plume, J., & Poltavski, D. (2009). Confirmed Recall and Perceived Effectiveness of Tobacco Countermarketing Media in Rural Youth. Prevention Science, 10, 325-334.

Jollie-Trottier, T., Holm, J.E., & McDonald, J.D. (2009). Correlates of Overweight and Obesity in American Indian Children. Journal of Pediatric Psychology 34, 245-253.

Marrone, S., White Plume, J., Kerr, P., Pignol, A., Vogeltanz-Holm, N., Holm, J., Adams Larsen, M. (2009). The role of free-play physical activity in healthy blood glucose maintenance in children with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus. Psychology, Health, and Medicine. 14, 48-52.

Marrone, S., Vogeltanz-Holm, N.D., Holm, J.E. (2008). Attitudes, knowledge, and intentions related to breastfeeding among university undergraduate women and men. Journal of Human Lactation, 24, 186-192.

Vogeltanz-Holm, N. D., Holm, J. E., & White Plume, J. (2004). The effectiveness of worksite health promotion programs. Health Care Discussions, 7, 13-18.

Wilson, B.A., Holm, J.E., Bishop. K.L., & Borowiak, D.M. (2002). Predicting responses to sexually aggressive stories: The role of consent, interest in sexual aggression, and overall sexual interest. Journal of Sex Research, 39, 275-283.

Bishop, K.L., Holm, J.E., Borowiak, D.M., & Wilson, B. (2001). Headache sufferers’ perceptions of pain: A laboratory investigation of the influence of pain-related anxiety and fear. Headache, 41, 494- 499.

Davis, P.A., Holm, J.E., Myers, T.C., & Suda, K.T. (1998). Stress, headache, and physiological dysregulation: A time-series analysis of stress in the laboratory. Headache, 38, 116-121.

Holm, J.E., Lamberty, K., McSherry II, W.C., & Davis, P.A. (1997). The stress response in headache sufferers: Physiological and psychological reactivity. Headache, 37, 221-227.

Holm, J.E., Lokken, C., & Cook Myers, T.C. (1997). Migraine and stress: A daily examination of temporal relationships in women migraineurs. Headache, 37, 553-558.

Lokken, C., Holm, J.E., & Cook Myers, T.C. (1997). The menstrual cycle and migraine: A time-series analysis of 20 women migraineurs. Headache, 37, 235-239.

Norton, M., Holm, J.E., & McSherry II, W.C. (1997). Behavioral Assessment of relaxation: The validity of the behavioral rating scale. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 28, 129-137.

Holm, J.E., Beckwith, B.E., Ehde, D.M., & Tinius, T.P. (1996). Cognitive-behavioral interventions for improving performance in competitive athletes: A controlled treatment outcome study. International Journal of Sport Psychology, 27, 463-475.

Holm, J.E., Bury, L., & Suda, K.T. (1996). The relationship between stress, headache, and the menstrual cycle in young, female migraineurs. Headache, 36, 531-537.

Holroyd, K.A., Talbort, F., Holm, J.E., Pingel, J.D., Lake, A.E., & Saper, J.R. (1996). Assessing the dimensions of pain: A multitrait-multimethod evaluation of seven measures. Pain, 67, 259-265.

Plaud, J.J., Dubbert, P.M., Holm, J.E., Wittrock, D., Smith, P., Edison, J., McAnulty, R., Caddell, J., Summerville, M., & Jones, A., Jr. (1996). A survey of biological and behavioral variables in men with erectile dysfunction. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 27, 11-19.

Ehde, D.M., Holm, J.E., & Robbins, G.M. (1995). The impact of Magic Johnson's HIV serostatus disclosure on unmarried college students' HIV/AIDS knowledge, attitudes, risk perception, and sexual behavior. Journal of American College Health, 44, 55-58.

McSherry, W.C., Holm, J.E., & Norton, M. (1995). A comparison of relaxation and mechanical massage. The Massage Therapy Journal.

Willert, M.G., Beckwith, B.E., Holm, J.E., & Beckwith, S.K. (1995). A preliminary study of the impact of terminal illness on spouses: Social support and coping strategies. Hospice Journal, 10, 35-48.

Holm, J.E., Penzien, D.B., Holroyd, K.A., & Brown, T.A. (1994). Headache and depression: Confounding effects of transdiagnostic symptoms. Headache, 34, 418-423.

Kearney, J. Holm, J.E., Kearney, M.L. (1994). Chronic tension-type headache: An investigation of the appraisal process. Headache, 34, 351-356.

McSherry, W.C., & Holm, J.E. (1994). Sense of coherence: An examination of its effect prior to, during, and following a laboratory stressor Journal of Clinical Psychology, 50, 476-487.

Ehde, D.M., & Holm, J.E. (1992). Stress and headache: Comparisons of migraine, tension, and headache-free subjects. Headache Quarterly, 3, 54-60.

Holm, J.E., & Holroyd, K.A. (1992). The Daily Hassles Scale (revised): Does it measure stress or symptoms? Journal of Behavioral Assessment, 14, 465-482.

Holroyd, K.A., Holm, J.E., Keefe, F.J., Turner, J.A., Bradley, L.A., Murphy, W.D., Johnson, P., Anderson, K., Hinkle, A.L., O'Malley, W.B. (1992). A multi-center evaluation of the McGill Pain Questionnaire: Results from more than 1700 chronic pain patients. Pain, 48, 301-311.

Ehde, D.M., Holm, J.E., Metzger, D.L. (1991). The role of family structure, functioning, and pain modeling in headache. Headache, 6, 35-40.

Beckwith, S.K., Beckwith, B.E., Gray, T.L., Micsko, M.M., Holm, J.E., Plummer, V.H., Flaa, S.L. (1990). Identification of spouses at high risk during bereavement: A preliminary assessment of Parkes and Weiss' risk index. The Hospice Journal, 6, 35-46.

Holm, J.E. & Ehde, D. (1989). Stress management for chronic disease: A review. The Behavior Therapist, 12, 203-204.

Holm, J.E. & King A.R. (1989). The University of North Dakota's Ph.D. Program in Clinical Psychology. The Behavior Therapist, 12, 159-160.

Holroyd, K.A., Holm, J.E., Penzien, D.B., Cordingley, G.E., Hursey, K.G.,  Theofanous, A., & Martin, N.J. (1989). Long-term maintenance of improvements achieved with (abortive) pharmacological and nonpharmacological treatments for migraine. Biofeedback and Self-Regulation, 14, 301-308.

Holroyd, K.A., Holm, J.E., Hursey, K.G., Penzien, D.B., Cordingley, G.E., Theofanous, A.G., Richardson, S.C., & Tobin, D.L (1988). Recurrent vascular headache: Home-based behavioral versus abortive harmacological treatment. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 56, 218-223.

Tobin, D.L., Holroyd, K.A., Baker, A., Reynolds, R.V.C., & Holm, J.E. (1988). Development and clinical trial of a minimal contact cognitive-behavioral treatment for tension headache. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 12, 325-339.

Holm, J.E., Holroyd, K.A., Hursey, K.G., & Penzien, D.B. (1986). The role of stress in tension headache. Headache, 26, 160-167.

Holroyd, K.A., & Holm, J.E. (1985). Progress in pain assessment? Contemporary Psychology, 30, 8-9.

Hursey, K.G., Holroyd, K.A., Penzien, D.B., & Holm, J.E. (1985). The influence of pain state on physiological reactivity of tension headache sufferers. Headache, 25, 79-84.

Penzien, D.B., Holroyd, K.A., Holm, J.E., & Hursey, K.G. (1985). Psychometric characteristics of the Bakal headache assessment questionnaire. Headache, 25, 55-58.

Holroyd, K.A., Penzien, D.B., Hursey, K.G., Tobin, D.L., Rogers, L., Holm, J.E., Marcille, P.J., Hall, J.R., & Chila, A.G. (1984). Change mechanisms in EMG biofeedback training: Cognitive changes underlying improvements in tension headache. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 52, 1039-1053.

Ohio University, Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, 1987
University of Mississippi/Jackson VA Residency, Clin Psyc, 1987
Ohio University, M.S., Clinical Psychology, 1983
Hope College, A.B., Major: Psychology, 1981