Heidi Hamann

Heidi Hamann

Associate Head of Strategic Initiatives, Psychology
Associate Professor, Clinical
Director, Psychosocial Research in Oncology Lab
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Psychology 521 (Office)
Psychology 411 & 413 (Labs)

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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 383 - Health Psychology (2022)
  • PSY 588 - Behavioral Medicine Interventions (2024)
  • PSY 625B - Psychosocial Interventions (2018)
  • PSY 694H - Clinical Psychology Behavioral Medicine Practicum (2024)

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

Updated: 11/13/23


  • 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