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

Research Interest

  • Cancer Genetics
  • Lung Cancer
  • Psychosocial Oncology


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