Heidi Hamann PhD

Associate Professor

Professional Bio: 

Dr. Hamann is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology and the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Arizona. She is a health psychologist specializing in psychosocial and behavioral oncology.

Dr. Hamann earned a bachelor’s degree in human biology from Stanford University, a master’s degree in Human Genetics from the University of Michigan, and a doctorate in psychology from the University of Utah. She completed post-doctoral training in psychosocial and behavioral oncology at the University of Pittsburgh.

Dr. Hamann is on the Editorial Boards of the journals Health Psychology and the Journal of Thoracic Oncology.

Selected Publications: 

Shen, M.J., Coups, E.J., Li, Y., Holland, J.C., Hamann, H.A., Ostroff, J.S. (2015). The role of posttraumatic growth and smoking status as moderators of the relationship between stigma and psychological distress among lung cancer survivors. Psychooncology, 24(6), 683-690. PMID: 25345591
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
Gerber, D.E., Hamann, H.A., *Rasco, D.W., Woodruff, S., Lee, S.J.C. (2012). Patient comprehension and attitudes toward maintenance chemotherapy for lung cancer. Patient Education and Counseling, 89, 102-108. PMCID: PMC3443304
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.

Research Interests: 

Cancer Prevention and Control


  • Post Doctoral: University of Pittsburgh
  • Doctorate: Psychology, University of Utah
  • Master's Degree: Human Genetics, University of Michigan
  • Undergraduate School: Human Biology, Stanford University