Heidi Hamann

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Associate Professor, Clinical
Fellow, Association for Psychological Science

B.A. in Human Biology; Stanford University
M.S. in Human Genetics; University of Michigan 
Ph.D. in Psychology; University of Utah 
Clinical Psychology Internship; University of Pittsburgh/Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic
Post-doctoral Fellowship in Psychosocial and Behavioral Oncology; University of Pittsburgh

(520) 626-9730
Psychology 521
Research Interests: 
  •  Understanding how a cancer diagnosis affects individuals and their families both during and after treatment
  •  Developing and testing interventions to help cancer-related adjustment
  •  Identifying important psychosocial predictors of cancer screening behaviors

My research is broadly focused on psychological and behavioral aspects of cancer screening, diagnosis and survivorship. I am interested in the psychosocial consequences of a cancer diagnosis and testing interventions to ameliorate significant concerns. My recent work has identified stigma as a considerable challenge for patients with lung cancer; our lab is developing an intervention to lessen stigma. Another recent focus is on cancer survivors, including efforts to improve their quality of life and physical activity levels.

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.

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