Jennifer Hydeman, PhD, joined the staff of Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center (RPCI) in 2007. She serves as the primary psychologist on a multidisciplinary team that supports several oncology services, conducting initial evaluations and individual and family interventions as needed. She also serves on RPCI’s Survivorship Steering Committee and supervises doctoral-level practicum students.
Dr. Hydeman’s research focuses principally on issues related to survivorship and the impact of diagnosis on breast cancer patients. She is the author or co-author of articles in the Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, Psychological Services Journal, and Cancer Nursing, among others. She has given numerous conference presentations, for such organizations as the American Psychosocial Oncology Society, the American Psychological Association, and the Society for Behavioral Medicine.
She has served as Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator for research grants from the American Cancer Society and Susan G. Komen Foundation of Western New York.
In 2008 she was selected to participate in the Academic and Clinical Excellence (ACE) Project, a training workshop in transdisciplinary palliative care education.
Dr. Hydeman earned a PhD in counseling psychology from Temple University (2007) and an MA in applied health psychology from Northern Arizona University (2002).
She is a member of the American Psychological Association (Counseling Psychology and Health Psychology divisions), the Society of Behavioral Medicine, and the American Psychosocial Oncology Society.
- Hydeman, J. (2013). Improving the integration of palliative care in a comprehensive oncology center. OMEGA: The Journal of Death and Dying, 67(1-2), 127-134.
- Lally, R., Hydeman, J., Schwert, K. & Edge, S. (2013). Unsupportive social interactions in the weeks immediately following breast cancer diagnosis. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, DOI: 10.1080/07347332.2013.798758.
- Lally RM, Hydeman JA, Schwert K, Henderson H, Edge SB. (2012). Exploring the first days of adjustment to cancer: a modification of acclimating to breast cancer theory. Cancer nursing; 351:3-18.
- Petersen S, Hydeman J, Flowers K. (2011). The Decisional Processing Model: How cognitive processing affects adherence to mammography among African American women. Journal of black psychology; 373:357-380.
- Petersen, S., Hydeman, J., & Murphy, P. (2009). Deconstructing the monolith: Differences in attitudes about mammography among low-income African-American women. Psychological Services Journal, 6(2), 126-138.