Heidi Hamann

Associate Head of Strategic Initiatives, Psychology Associate Professor, Clinical Director, Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine Minor Director, Psychosocial Research in Oncology Lab

Heidi Hamann

Associate Head of Strategic Initiatives, Psychology Associate Professor, Clinical Director, Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine Minor Director, Psychosocial Research in Oncology Lab

Research Interests: 

  • Broadly focused on psychosocial and behavioral responses across the cancer control spectrum, including early detection and survivorship.
  • Particular focus on cancer health equity.
  • Focused on improving cancer care outcomes through patient-centered interventions, including navigation and psychosocial care.
  • Conceptualized and developed interventions to address stigma among individuals with lung cancer, and explored sociocultural mechanisms of resilience in the context of lung cancer.

Updated: 07/05/22

Selected Publications: 

  • Hamann, H.A., Ostroff, J.S., Marks, E.G., Gerber, D.E., Schiller, J.H., Lee, S.J.C. (2014). Stigma among patients with lung cancer: A patient-reported measurement model. Psychooncology, 23(1), 81-92. PMCID: PMC3936675
  • Hamann, H.A., Lee, J-W, Schiller, J.H., Horn, L., Wagner, L.I., Chang, V.T-S., Fisch, M.J. (2013). Clinician perceptions of care difficulty, quality of life, and symptom reports for lung cancer patients: An analysis from the Symptom Outcomes and Practice Patterns (SOAPP) study. Journal of Thoracic Oncology, 8(12), 1474-1483. PMCID: PMC3936653
  • Hamann, H.A., Tiro, J.A., Sanders, J.M., Melhado, T.V., Funk, R., Carpentier, M.Y., Bartholomew, L.K., Argenbright, K.E., Vernon, S.W. (2013). Validity of self-reported genetic counseling and genetic testing use among breast cancer survivors. Journal of Cancer Survivorship, 7(4), 624-629. PMID: 23975610
  • Hamann, H.A., Smith, T.W., Smith, K.R., Croyle, R.T., Ruiz, J.M., Kircher, J.C., Botkin, J.R. (2008). Interpersonal responses among sibling dyads tested for BRCA1/2 gene mutations. Health Psychology, 27(1), 100-109.
  • Hamann, H.A., Somers, T.J., Smith, A.W., Inslicht, S.S., Baum, A. (2005) Posttraumatic stress associated with cancer history and BRCA1/2 genetic testing. Psychosomatic Medicine, 67, 766-772.

Courses Taught:

  • PSY 216 - Psychology of Gender (2018)
  • PSY 588 - Behavioral Medicine Interventions (2019)
  • PSY 625B - Psychosocial Interventions (2018)

*Year listed indicates when this individual last taught the specified course.

Updated: 01/05/23

Degrees

  • B.A. Human Biology, Stanford University
  • M.S. Human Genetics, University of Michigan
  • Clinical Psychology Internship; University of Pittsburgh/Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic
  • Ph.D. Psychology, University of Utah
  • Post-doctoral Fellowship in Psychosocial and Behavioral Oncology; University of Pittsburgh
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Psychology 521 (Office)
Psychology 411 & 413 (Labs)