- Understanding how a cancer diagnosis affects individuals and their families both during and after treatment
- Developing and testing interventions to help cancer-related adjustment
- Identify 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, inlcuding efforts to improve their quality of life and physical activity levels.
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.