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Hannah Katz, PsyD

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Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Professional Background

Hannah Katz, Psy.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Kansas Medical Center and a licensed psychologist in the state of Kansas. She joined the faculty in 2020.

As a member of the Onco-Psychology Program at the National Cancer Institute-designated University of Kansas Cancer Center, Dr. Katz specializes in providing clinical services to cancer patients and their caregivers in the Hematological Malignancies and Cellular Therapy Division. She also is credentialed as a Health Service Psychologist by the National Register of Health Service Psychologists.

Dr. Katz earned a doctor of psychology degree in clinical psychology with a health psychology focus from the University of Denver Graduate School of Professional Psychology in 2019. She completed a predoctoral internship accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) in 2018-19 and an APA-accredited postdoctoral fellowship with a focus in onco-psychology at the University of Kansas Medical Center in 2019-20. She also has a master's degree in sport and performance psychology from the University of Denver Graduate School of Professional Psychology and a bachelor's degree in psychology and communications from the University of Denver.

Dr. Katz is especially passionate about quality-of-life, end-of-life, meaning-centered psychotherapy, preventing caregiver burnout, cancer rehabilitation, pain management, sleep disturbance and cancer survivorship.

She is a member of the APA and its Health Psychology and Rehabilitation Psychology Divisions. Dr. Katz also holds membership in the American Psychosocial Oncology Society (APOS). She has a strong interest in diversity, equity and inclusion and currently is the co-chair of the department's Diversity Committee. As a fellow, she received the committee's annual Diversity Award.