Jessica Hamilton, Ph.D.
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Jessica Hamilton, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Psychology in the University of Kansas Medical Center Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and a licensed psychologist in the State of Kansas.
Dr. Hamilton obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology (summa cum laude with departmental honors) from Park University (2002-2005) followed by her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology (2006-2009) at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She then completed her Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology (2009-2013) at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She attended an APA accredited internship at the University of Kansas Medical Center (2012-2013), with a focus on behavioral medicine. Dr. Hamilton then became the Psycho-Oncology Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Kansas Cancer Center (2013-2014). She joined the faculty at the University of Kansas Medical Center in the Summer of 2014.
Dr. Hamilton is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the American Psychosocial Oncology Society (APOS). Dr. Hamilton has research and clinical experience and interests focused on emotion regulation and health psychology, particularly oncology. She is also interested in end-of-life issues, quality of life and the interrelationships between psychological and physical health. Dr. Hamilton has recently focused her research into head and neck cancer and well-being, including cognitive abilities, distress, emotion regulation, and physical health outcomes. She is also engaged in adapting, developing, and implementing distress screening for both academic and clinical application.
Currently, Dr. Hamilton serves as a psychologist in several services including oncology/bone and marrow transplant, liver transplant and consultation liaison. She enjoys teaching applications of psychological science in the practice of health care, and regularly supervises psychology practicum students, clinical psychology interns and psychology post-doctoral residents.
For more information, visit Dr. Hamilton's University of Kansas Health System bio.