Heidi Hamann

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

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 (office) / Psychology 411 & 413 (labs)
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.

University of Arizona Cancer Center Clinical Research Team: Lung Cancer (Brochure)

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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