Dr. Hamann joined UT Southwestern as an Assistant Professor in June 2009. She has a primary appointment in the Department of Psychiatry (Division of Psychology) and a secondary appointment in the Department of Clinical Sciences (Division of Behavioral and Communication Sciences). She is a member of the Harold C. Simmons Cancer Center and leads the cancer survivorship research group.
Dr. Hamann received her MS in Human Genetics (Genetic Counseling) from the University of Michigan and her PhD in Psychology (specialty in Clinical Health) from the University of Utah. Prior to joining UT Southwestern, Dr. Hamann was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Pittsburgh and a faculty member at Washington State University.
At UT Southwestern, Dr. Hamann has focused on psychosoocial and behavioral issues in cancer survivorship, most specifically related to lung cancer and cancer genetics. Her team uses both quantitative and qualitative methods to understand patient factors and identify targets for intervention.
- Stanford University (1994), Biology
- Graduate School
- University of Michigan-Ann Arbor (1996), Genetics
- Graduate School
- University of Utah (2002), Psychology
- Cancer Genetics
- Lung Cancer
- Psychosocial Oncology
- Stigma among patients with lung cancer: a patient-reported measurement model.
- Hamann HA, Ostroff JS, Marks EG, Gerber DE, Schiller JH, Lee SJ Psychooncology 2013 Oct
- Validity of self-reported genetic counseling and genetic testing use among breast cancer survivors.
- Hamann HA, Tiro JA, Sanders JM, Melhado TV, Funk RK, Carpentier MY, Bartholomew LK, Argenbright KE, Vernon SW J Cancer Surviv 2013 Aug
- Patient comprehension and attitudes toward maintenance chemotherapy for lung cancer
- Gerber, D.E., Hamann, H.A., Rasco, D.W., Woodruff, S., Lee, S.J.C. Patient Education and Counseling 2012
- Uncertainty during the transition from cancer patient to survivor.
- Garofalo JP, Choppala S, Hamann HA, Gjerde J Cancer Nurs 2009 Jul-Aug 32 4 E8-E14
- Interpersonal responses among sibling dyads tested for BRCA1/BRCA2 gene mutations.
- Hamann HA, Smith TW, Smith KR, Croyle RT, Ruiz JM, Kircher JC, Botkin JR Health Psychol 2008 Jan 27 1 100-9
- Successful use of peer educators for sharing genetic information.
- Venne VL, Hamann HA J Genet Couns 2007 Aug 16 4 515-25
- Stress and life quality in African American cancer survivors
- Garofalo JP, Hamann HA, Ashworth K, Baum A. Ethnicity and Disease 2006 16 732-738
- Posttraumatic stress associated with cancer history and BRCA1/2 genetic testing
- Hamann HA, Somers TJ, Smith AW, Inslicht SS, Baum A. Psychosomatic Medicine 2005 67 766-772
- Genetic testing for a BRCA1 mutation: prophylactic surgery and screening behavior in women 2 years post testing.
- Botkin JR, Smith KR, Croyle RT, Baty BJ, Wylie JE, Dutson D, Chan A, Hamann HA, Lerman C, McDonald J, Venne V, Ward JH, Lyon E Am. J. Med. Genet. A 2003 Apr 118A 3 201-9
- Genetic testing: Psychological aspects and implications
- Lerman C, Croyle RT, Tercyak KP, Hamann H. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology 2002 73 784-792