Ohio University

Katrina Hamilton

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Graduate Student

Year of Entry

Fall 2014

Program

Experimental Health Psychology

Adviser

Dr. Peggy Zoccola

Curriculum Vitae

Katrina Hamilton
Department of Psychology
Ohio University
200 Porter Hall
Athens, OH 45701
740-593-1707
kh353709@ohio.edu

Education

Ph.D. Experimental Psychology, Health specialization (Expected May 2019) Ohio University

Scholarly Tool: Quantitative Statistics

Ohio University

Dissertation: Impact of a Comprehensive Lifestyle Intervention on Pain, Depressed Mood, Stress, and Telomeric Activity among Individuals with Chronic Pain

Chair: Peggy Zoccola, Ph.D.

Committee: David Drozek, D.O., Christopher France, Ph.D., Sonsoles de Lacalle, M.D., Ph.D., Brett Peters, Ph.D.

M.S. Experimental Health Psychology (December 2017)

Ohio University

Thesis: Biopsychosocial Correlates of Pain Intensity and Daily Functioning in Individuals with Chronic Pain

Chair: Peggy Zoccola, Ph.D.

Committee: David Drozek, D.O., Christopher France, Ph.D

Heritage Fellow (2014-2019)

Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine

B.A. Psychology (2014) Ohio University

B.A. Theater (2014) Ohio University

Academic Positions

Fall 2016 Adjunct Instructor

PSY 2210: Physiological Psychology

Department of Psychology, Ohio University

Manuscripts

Zoccola, P.M., Manigault, A.W., Figueroa, W.S., Hollenbeck, C., Mendlein, A., Woody, A., Hamilton, K., Scanlin, M., Johnson, R.C. (2017). Trait Rumination Predicts Elevated Evening Cortisol in Sexual and Gender Minority Young Adults. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.

Woody, A., Hamilton, K., Livitz, I.E., Figueroa, W.S., Zoccola, P. (2017). Buccal telomere length and its associations with cortisol, heart rate variability, and blood pressure responses to an acute social evaluative stressor in college students. International Journal on the Biology of Stress, 1-30. doi: 10.1080/10253890.2017.1328494

Manigault, A., Figueroa, W.S., Hollenbeck, C., Mendlein, A., Woody, A., Sinegar, S., Hamilton, K., Scanlin, M., Johnson, R.C., Zoccola, P.M. (2017). A Test of the Association Between Mindfulness Subcomponents and Diurnal Cortisol Patterns. Mindfulness. doi: 10.1007/s12671-017-0829-4

Manuscripts Under Review & In Prep

Hamilton, K., Zoccola, P.M., Jensen, L., Drozek, D. (in prep). Biopsychosocial Correlates of Pain Intensity and Daily Functioning in Individuals with Chronic Pain.

Manigault, A.W., Figueroa, W.S., Hollenbeck, C., Mendlein, A., Woody, A., Hamilton, K., Scanlin, M., Johnson, R.C. Zoccola, P.M. (under review). When Family Matters Most: Sexual Minority Identity Disclosure to Family Members Uniquely Predicts Diurnal Cortisol Output in Sexual Minority Young Adults. Psychosomatic Medicine.

Posters, Symposia & Presentations

*Denotes Co-First Author **Denotes Undergraduate Student Co-Author

Hamilton, K., Zoccola, P.M., Jensen, L., Drozek, D. (2018). Biopsychosocial Correlates of Pain Intensity and Daily Functioning in Individuals with Chronic Pain. Presented at the 76th meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society, Louisville, KY.

Manigault, A., Scanlin, M., Hamilton, K., Hollenbeck, C., Slepian, M., Strauss, C., Haynes, E., Bryant, A., Thiessen, C., Woody, A., Shorey, R., Zoccola, P.M. (2018). Participation in a 6-Week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Intervention Uniquely Predicts Blood Pressure Recovery from Repeated Acute Stress. Presented at the 76th meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society, Louisville, KY.

Barnhart, C.**, Hamilton, K., Dogbey, G., Drozek, D. (2017). The effect of smoking status on the success of Complete Health Improvement Program in Appalachia. Presented to the 7th meeting of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Tucson, AZ.

Greenwell, A., Hamilton, K., Dogbey, G., Drozek, D. (2017). Effect of intensive therapeutic lifestyle change on depression and quality of life in rural Appalachia. Presented at the 7th meeting of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Tucson, AZ.

Buck, A., Hamilton, K., Dogbey, G., Drozek, D. (2017). Patient outcomes from a student implemented intensive therapeutic lifestyle modification pilot program. Presented at the 7th meeting of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Tucson, AZ.

Sosnofsky, C., Hamilton, K., Dogbey, G., Drozek, D. (2017). Trimethylamine n-oxide and a plant-based diet: A Pilot Study. Presented at the 45th meeting of the North American Primary Care Research Group’s 45th annual meeting, Montreal, QC, Canada.

Drozek, D., Hamilton, K., Adler, S., Dogbey, G. (2017). The effect of email on persistence of lipid and glucose changes after lifestyle modification. Presented at the 7th meeting of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Tucson, AZ.

Jensen, L., Trovato, A., Hamilton, K., Dogbey, G., Drozek, D. (2018). Persistence of biomarkers changes 6 months after an intensive therapeutic lifestyle change program. Presented at the Ohio Osteopathic Symposium, Columbus, Oh & the 7th meeting of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Tucson, AZ.

Naporano, M., Jensen, L., Hamilton, K., Dogbey, G., Drozek, D. (2017). Evaluation of Medical Student Perceptions Regarding the Effectiveness of Lifestyle Medicine in Treating Chronic Diseases. Presented at the 7th meeting of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Tucson, AZ.

Manigault, A., Figueroa, W.S., Hollenbeck, C., Mendlein, A., Woody, A., Hamilton, K., Scanlin, M., Johnson, R.C., Zoccola, P.M. (2017). To monitor or to accept: How subcomponents of mindfulness are differentially associated with diurnal rhythms of cortisol secretion in sexual minority young adults. Presented at the 29th meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Boston, MA.

Hamilton, K.*, Woody, A.*, Livitz, I.E., Figueroa, W.S., Zoccola, P. (2017). Buccal telomere length and its associations with cortisol, heart rate variability, and blood pressure responses to an acute social evaluative stressor. Presented at the 75th meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society, Seville, Spain.

Zoccola, P., Dickerson, S., Zawadzki, M., Hamilton, K. (2017). Using ecological momentary assessment to examine gender differences in trait rumination, momentary distress, and diurnal cortisol in daily life. Symposium at the 75th meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society, Seville, Spain.

Figueroa, W.S., Hollenbeck, C., Manigault, A., Mendlein, A., Woody, A., Hamilton, K., Scanlin, M., Johnson, R.C., Zoccola, P.M. (2017). Sexual minority identity disclosure predicts psychiatric symptoms and diurnal cortisol in sexual minority young adults. Presented at the 75th meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society, Seville, Spain.

Scanlin, M., Wilkinson, M., Mente, L., Hamilton, K., Hollenbeck, C., Zoccola, P., Wilson, T., Patterson, S. (2016). The autonomic and hemodynamic effects of a hydration intervention during a phlebotomy procedure. Presented at the 74th meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society, Denver, CO.

Hamilton, K., Scakacs, J., & Drozek, D. (2015). An evaluation of a school based nutrition education program in rural Appalachia. Poster session at the 5th meeting of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Nashville, TN.

Ackers, I., Young, A., Hamilton, K., & Drozek, D. (2015). Effects of a lifestyle medicine program on medical student biomarkers. Poster session at the 5th meeting of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Nashville, TN.

Wilkinson, M., Hamilton, K., Scanlin, M., & Patterson, S.M. (2015). Nocturnal cardiac autonomic function predicts cognitive processing speed. Poster session at the 73rd meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society, Savannah, GA.

Wilkinson, M., Hamilton, K., Hollenbeck, C.R., Patterson, S.M., (2014). Influence of hydration status on short-term memory in a healthy college sample. Poster submitted for presentation at the 35th meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Philadelphia, PA.

Lewis, K.N., McGlone, S.T., Golden, S.L., Hamilton, K.R., Lavins, B.D., France, C.R, (2014). Headache diagnosis and frequency are not associated with offset analgesia. Poster session at the 35th Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Philadelphia, PA.

Hamilton, K., Warfel, R.M., Hess, A., Mushaben, M., Ruggeri, M., Jones, E., Mosher, J., Solano, J., France, J.L., France, C.R., (2013). Exploring blood donation fears using a novel open-ended questionnaire. Poster session presented at the 34th meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, San Francisco, CA.

Warfel, R.M., Hamilton, K., Hess, A., Mushaben, M., Ruggeri, M., Jones, E., Mosher, J., Solano, J., France, J.L., France, C.R., (2013). A novel measure of implicit attitudes predicts blood donation behavior. Poster session presented at the 34th meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, San Francisco, CA.

Grants

International Conference Registration Grant (2017)
Amount: $160.00
Source: American Psychological Association

Student Enhancement Award (2016)
$6,000.00
Source: Ohio University Office of the Vice President for Research and Creative Activity

GSS Travel Grant (2015)
$500.00
Source: Ohio University Graduate Student Senate

American College of Lifestyle Medicine Leadership Grant (2015)
$500.00
Source: American College of Lifestyle Medicine

Diabetes Institute Travel Award (2015)
$250.00
Source: The Diabetes Institute at Ohio University

Original Work Grant (2015)
$750.00
Source: Ohio University Graduate Student Senate

RSAC Research Award (2014)
$10,000.00
Source: Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine

Ohio University Undergraduate Conference Travel Fund (2013)
$500.00
Source: Ohio University Vice President for Research Division

David Johnson Undergraduate Research Travel Award (2013)
$250.00
Source: Ohio University Psychology Department

Honors, Awards & Fellowships

2018 2nd place award for poster presentation: Biopsychosocial Correlates of Pain Intensity and Daily Functioning in Individuals with Chronic Pain. Student Research and Creative Activity Expo, Ohio University

2015 Inducted into Sigma Xi, the International Honor Society for Research in Science and Engineering

2014 Heritage Fellowship awardee, Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine

2013 Excellent Abstract Award, the 34th Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, San Francisco, California

2013 Meritorious Student Abstract Award, the 34thAnnual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, San Francisco, California

2011 Inducted into Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology

Graduate Level Coursework

Completed

  • PSY7170: Health Statistics
  • PSY7960: Seminar in Teaching of Psychology
  • TBS5720: Tools for Translational Research
  • PSY6510: Experimental Social Psychology
  • PSY8901: Advanced Seminar: Quantitative – Meta-analysis focus
  • PSY7250: Health Psychology
  • PSY7240: Psychoneuroimmunology
  • PSY6110: Advanced Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
  • PSY6100: Data Management
  • PSY6310: Cognitive Processes
  • PSY 6112: Linear Regression Analysis PSY 6120: Advanced Research Methods
  • PSY 6220: Physiological Psychology
  • HLTH 6791: Chronic Disease Epidemiology, Prevention, & Control
  • PSY 6210: Human Psychophysiology
  • TBS 6220: Translational Biomedical Sciences Career Development

Enrolled

  • PSY7150: Structural Equation Modeling
  • PSY 7170: Health Statistics
  • PSY 7960: Seminar in Teaching of Psychology

Presentations & Panels

“Examining Telomeric Changes, Lifestyle, and Chronic Pain” Presented at The Diabetes Institute at Ohio University’s Student Research Seminar, April 15, 2016.

Ask Me Anything about Grad School Panel. Department of Psychology’s Advising and Resource Center, Ohio University. March 2016.

Career Strategies for Psychology Majors Panel. Career & Leadership Development Center, Ohio University. March 2016.

Psychology Alumni Panel. Career Development for Psychology Seniors, Ohio University. October 2015.

Psychology Graduate Student Q & A Panel. Department of Psychology’s Advising and Resource Center, Ohio University. March 2015.

OHIO Psychology Alumni Panel. Career Strategies for Psychology Majors, Ohio University. March 2015.

“Can We Reverse Accelerated Aging?: A Longitudinal Study Examining Telomeric Changes, Lifestyle, and Chronic Pain” Presented at Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Work in Progress Seminar, February 12, 2015.

Special Skills

Training

  • Telomere Length Assay via qPCR, November 2014
  • DNA extraction, May 2014
  • Cortisol Assay, October 2013
  • Chemical Hygiene Training, September 2013
  • Epinephrine & Norepinephrine Assays, July 2013
  • Bloodborne Pathogens Training, May 2013
  • Patient Interaction & Confidentiality, December 2012
  • Confederate Neutrality, September 2012

Computer Programs

  • SPSS
  • MediaLab
  • Inquisit
  • Qualtrics

Other

  • Basic Comprehension of Mandarin Chinese & Spanish

Professional Affiliations

  • 2018 American Psychological Association Division 20
  • 2018 American Psychological Association Division 38
  • 2017 Ohio Public Health Association
  • 2017 Association for Psychological Science
  • 2015 Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society
  • 2015 American College of Lifestyle Medicine
  • 2015 American Psychosomatic Society
  • 2013 Society of Behavioral Medicine
  • 2012 American Psychological Association
  • 2011 Ohio Psychological Association
  • 2011 Psi Chi International Honor Society

Professional Service

  • 2018 – 2019 Ohio University Psychology Graduate Representative Council Grants Committee
  • 2017 Association for Psychological Science Student Caucus Grant Reviewer
  • 2017 – 2018 Ohio Public Health Association Clinical Health Section Secretary
  • 2017 – 2018 Ohio University Psychology Department Ad-Hoc Mentorship Evaluation Committee
  • 2015-2016 Ohio University Psychology Graduate Representative Council Admissions Committee-Experimental Health Representative