Amanda Holmstrom Ph.D.

Amanda  Holmstrom

Associate Professor

  • Communication
(517) 432-1286


Dr. Holmstrom is an associate professor in the Department of Communication in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences. Her scholarly work focuses primarily on the communication of various forms of social support (including informational, tangible, network, emotional, and esteem support) in relationships and their association with indices of physical, mental, and relational well being. Other, related areas of interest include relational and family communication, health communication (such as provider-patient communication), gender and sex differences in supportive communication, and the development and maintenance of self-esteem.

Research and Teaching

Social support, interpersonal communication, health communication

Contact Information

404 Wilson Rd, Room
Communication Arts and Sciences Building
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824