Bree Holtz, Assistant Professor

Bree Holtz, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
404 Wilson Road, Room 373
Communication Arts and Sciences Building
Michigan State University
East Lansing MI 48824

Biography

Dr. Holtz is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Advertising + Public Relations.

She received her B.A. in Telecommunication from MSU, her MSc in Information Systems from the London School of Economics, and her Ph.D. in Media and Information Studies from MSU. She then completed her postdoctoral training at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System in the Health Services Research and Development Department. She returned to MSU’s College of Communication Arts and Sciences in 2012.

Recent Health Communication Research

  • Holtz, B., Hershey, D., Dunneback, J., Cotten, S., Holmstrom, A., & Wood, M. (under review). Understanding the Transition from Parent Management to Self-Management Among Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes: Three Perspectives. Communication in Health Care.
  • Peng, W., Yuan, S. & Holtz, B. (in press). Exploring the Challenges and Opportunities of Health Mobile Apps for Individuals with Type 2: A Qualitative Study. Journal of Telecommunications and Telehealth.
  • Holtz, B., Emmeot, A., Morrish, W., Davis, J., & Krein, S., (in press). Characteristics of patients who accept referrals to self-management programs. SAGE Open Medicine.
  • Holtz, B., Smock, A. & Reyes-Gastelum, D. (2015). Connected Motherhood: Social Support for Moms and Moms-to-be on Facebook. Journal of Telemedicine and e-Health. 21. doi:10.1089/tmj.2014.0118.
  • Manojlovich, M., Harrod, M., Holtz, B., Hofer, T., Kuhn, L., & Krein, S. (2014). The Use of Multiple Qualitative Methods To Characterize Communication Events Between Physicians And Nurses. Health Communication. 30:61-69. doi: 10.1080/10410236.2013.835894.
  • Holtz, B., Krein, S., Bentley, D., Hughes, M., Giardino, N., & Richardson, C. (2014). Comparison Of Veteran Experiences Of Low-Cost, Home-Based Diet And Exercise Interventions. Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development. 51:149-160 .doi:10.1682/JRRD.2013.04.0088.
  • Holtz, B., Morrish, W., & Krein, S. (2013). Development Of An Innovative Nurse-Patient Shared Decision Support Tool: The VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System Navigator Application. American Journal of Nursing, 113:47-52. doi:10.1097/01.NAJ.0000425752.49665.df.
  • Holtz Bree, Smock Andrew, and Reyes-Gastelum David. Telemedicine and e-Health. May 2015, 21(5): 415-421. doi:10.1089/tmj.2014.0118.
  • Holtz, B., Krein, S., Bentley, D., Hughes, M., Giardino, N., & Richardson, C. (2014). Comparison Of Veteran Experiences Of Low-Cost, Home-Based Diet And Exercise Interventions. Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development. 51:149-160 .doi:10.1682/JRRD.2013.04.0088
  • Manojlovich, M., Harrod, M., Holtz, B., Hofer, T., Kuhn, L., & Krein, S. (2014). The Use Of Multiple Qualitative Methods To Characterize Communication Events Between Physicians And Nurses. Health Communication. (Online ahead of print):1-9, doi:10.1080/10410236.2013.835894
  • Holtz, B. Morrish, W., & Krein, S. (2013). Development Of An Innovative Nurse-Patient Shared Decision Support Tool: The VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System Navigator Application. American Journal of Nursing, 113:47-52. doi:10.1097/01.NAJ.0000425752.49665.df
  • Holtz, B. & LaPlante, C. (2012). Diabetes Management Via Mobile Phones: A Systematic Review. Telemedicine and e-Health, 18:175-184 doi:10.1089/tmj.2011.0119.
  • Holtz, B. & Krein, S. (2011). Understanding Nurse Perceptions Of A Newly Implemented Electronic Medical Record System. Journal of Technology in Human Services, 29: 247-262 doi: 10.1080/15228835.2011.639931
  • Piette, J., Holtz, B., Beard, A., Blaum, C., Greenstone, L., Krein, S., Tremblay, A., Foreman, J., & Kerr, E. (2011). Improving Chronic Illness Care For Veterans Within The Framework Of The Patient-Centered Medical Home: Experiences From The Ann Arbor Patient Aligned Care Team Laboratory. Translational Behavioral Medicine. doi: 10.1007/s13142-011-0065-8
  • Whitten, P., Holtz, B. Cornacchione, J. & Wirth, C. (2011). Evaluating Telehealth Websites On Design, Literacy, Information And Content Variables. Journal of Telemedicine & Telecare, 17:31-35. doi: 10.1258/jtt.2010.091208.