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Bree E. Holtz, PhD - Michigan State University. East Lansing, MI, US

Bree E. Holtz, PhD

Assistant Professor of Advertising and Public Relations | Michigan State University


Expert in information communication technologies (EMRs, telehealth, mobile health, etc.) and public relations


Bree Holtz 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.

Areas of Expertise (5)

Mobile Health (mhealth)


Public Relations


Electrical Medical Records

Education (3)

Michigan State University: Ph.D., Media and Information Studies

London School of Economics: M.Sc., Information Systems

Michigan State University: B.A., Telecommunication

Journal Articles (3)

Serious Games for Children with Chronic Diseases: A Systematic Review

Games for Health Journal

Bree E Holtz, Katharine Murray, Taiwoo Park

2018 The purpose of this study was to systematically review the literature to assess if serious games impact health outcomes for children less than 18 years of age with chronic diseases. Additionally, the impact of self-efficacy, adherence, knowledge, use of theory, parent involvement, and study quality was also examined. Materials and Methods: Searches were conducted in databases EBSCO, PubMed, and Web of Science between June and August 2016...

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Self-directed telehealth parent-mediated intervention for children with autism spectrum disorder: examination of the potential reach and utilization in community setti...

Journal of Medical Internet Research

Brooke Ingersoll, Katherine Shannon, Natalie Berger, Katherine Pickard, Bree Holtz

2018 There is a significant need for strategies to increase access to evidence-based interventions for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). One novel approach is to train parents to use evidence-based interventions for their child with ASD via telehealth. Pilot work examining the efficacy of one such program, ImPACT Online, demonstrated a high rate of parent program engagement, low attrition, and associated gains in parent learning and child social communication. Objective The objective of this study was to conduct an open trial of ImPACT Online to better understand its dissemination potential...

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The Development and Testing of MyT1DHope—A Website for Parents of Children with Type 1 Diabetes

Diabetes - Supplement 1

Bree Holtz, Katharine Murray, Denise Hershey, Amy K Nuttall, Shelia Cotten, Taiwoo Park, Julie K Dunneback, Michael A Wood

2018 Caring for a child with type 1 diabetes (T1D) may be stressful for the entire family. Management is complex and requires parents to take on this complex responsibility. As a result, parents are at risk of being diagnosed with depression and anxiety, and may experience feelings of isolation...

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