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Jessica L. Hamilton, PhD

Jessica Hamilton portrait
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
jhamilton2@kumc.edu

Professional Background

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 completed her Doctor of Philosophy in clinical psychology (2009-2013) at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She attended an American Psychological Association (APA) accredited internship at the University of Kansas Medical Center (2012-2013) with a focus on behavioral medicine. Dr. Hamilton became the psychology-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 2014.

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.

She is a member of the APA and the American Psychosocial Oncology Society (APOS).

Education and Training
  • BA, Psychology, Park University, Kansas City, Missouri
  • MA, Psychology, University of Missouri, Kansas City, Missouri
  • PhD, Clinical Health Psychology, Univ of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri
  • Other, Psychology, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas
  • Post Doctoral Fellowship, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS
Licensure, Accreditations & Certifications
  • Ph.D, Kansas State Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board
Professional Affiliations
  • American Academy of Medical Colleagues, American Academy of Medical Colleagues, Member, 2019 - Present
  • American Academy of Medical Colleagues, Early Career Women Faculty Leadership Development Program, Chair, 2019 - Present
  • Faculty Professional Development Committee, Faculty Professional Development Committee, Member, 2019 - Present
  • Faculty Professional Development Committee, Faculty Professional Development Committee, Co-Chair, 2019 - Present
  • American Psychosocial Oncology Society, Head and Neck Cancer Psychology Task Force, Chair, 2018 - Present
  • Clinical Health Psychology Faculty Search , Chair, 2018 - Present
  • Complex Behavioral Health Strategic Planning Committee, Member, 2018 - Present

Research

Overview

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.

Publications
  • Weintraub, D, Hamilton, J., L, Eberling, J, Litvan, I. 2018. At a crossroads: Revisiting mild cognitive impairment in Parkinson's disease.. Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society, 33 (4), 501-502
  • Siegel, D., M, Burke, T., A, Hamilton, J., L, Piccirillo, M., L, Scharff, A, Alloy, L., B. 2018. Social anxiety and interpersonal stress generation: the moderating role of interpersonal distress.. Anxiety, stress, and coping, 31 (5), 526-538
  • Gepty, A., A, Hamilton, J., L, Abramson, L., Y, Alloy, L., B. 2019. The Combination of Living in High Crime Neighborhoods and High Rumination Predicts Depressive Symptoms among Adolescents.. Journal of youth and adolescence, 48 (11), 2141-2151
  • Hamilton, J., L, Eways, K., R, Fohn, S, Dunn, W. 2019. Multicultural Awareness and a Comprehensive Team Approach to Liver Transplantation: A Case Report.. Journal of clinical psychology in medical settings, 26 (3), 282-290
  • Hamilton, J., L, Eways, Kalon., R, Fohn, Sara, Dunn, Winston. 2019. Multicultural awareness and a comprehensive team approach to liver transplantation: A case report. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, 282-290
  • Hamilton, J., L, Stange, J., P, Burke, T., A, Franzen, P., L, Alloy, L., B. 2019. Sleep disturbance and physiological regulation among young adults with prior depression.. Journal of psychiatric research, 115, 75-81
  • Liu, R., T, McArthur, B., A, Burke, T., A, Hamilton, J., L, Mac Giollabhui, N, Stange, J., P, Hamlat, E., J, Abramson, L., Y, Alloy, L., B. 2019. A Latent Structure Analysis of Cognitive Vulnerability to Depression in Adolescence.. Behavior therapy, 50 (4), 755-764
  • Mirelman, A, Bonato, P, Camicioli, R, Ellis, T., D, Giladi, N, Hamilton, J., L, Hass, C., J, Hausdorff, J., M, Pelosin, E, Almeida, Q., J. 2019. Gait impairments in Parkinson's disease.. The Lancet. Neurology, 18 (7), 697-708
  • Eways, K., R, Bennett, K., K, Hamilton, J., L, Harry, K., M, Marszalek, J, Marsh, M., O, Wilson, E., J. 2020. Development and Psychometric Properties of the Self-Blame Attributions for Cancer Scale.. Oncology nursing forum, 47 (1), 79-88
  • Hamilton, J., L, Ladouceur, C., D, Silk, J., S, Franzen, P., L, Bylsma, L., M. 2020. Higher Rates of Sleep Disturbance Among Offspring of Parents With Recurrent Depression Compared to Offspring of Nondepressed Parents.. Journal of pediatric psychology, 45 (1), 1-11