Jennifer Hydeman, PhD

Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Medical Psychologist
Department of Psychosocial Oncology

Jennifer Hydeman, PhD, joined the staff of Roswell Park Cancer Institute (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.

Areas of Expertise: 
Breast cancer
Palliative care
Special Interests: 
Breast cancer related:
Evaluation of the affective and coping responses of women in the period from diagnosis to surgery
Evaluation of the transition from active treatment to survivorship
Palliative care related:
Evaluation of the efficacy of palliative care treatment in alleviating physical and psychosocial symptoms of patients dealing with advanced illness
Education and Training: 
2007 - PhD - Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
2002 - MA - Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ