Heidi Hamann, PhD

Cancer Prevention and Control Program co-Leader
Cancer Prevention and Control Program


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

Cancer Focus

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.