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Jessica L. Hamblen, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry


Bates College, psychology, BA 1993
State University of New York at Buffalo, Child Clinical Psychology, MA
State University of New York at Buffalo, Child Clinical, Psychology, PhD
Dartmouth Medical School, Dept. of Psychiatry, Predoctoral clinical internship
Dartmouth Medical School, Dept. of Psychiatry, Postdoctoral Fellowship

National Center for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Websites www.ncptsd.va.gov

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Contact Information

VA Medical Center
215 North Main Street
White River Junction VT 05009

Phone: 802-296-5132
Fax: : 802-296-5135
Email: Jessica.Hamblen@dartmouth.edu

Professional Interests

Interest is in developing, disseminating, and evaluating cognitive behavioral treatments for PTSD and related conditions

Grant Information

Florida Department of Children and Families
Baton Rouge Area Foundation
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Courses Taught

Delivers lectures to medical students, residents, and psychology interns on PTSD, cognitive behavioral treatments for PTSD, and PTSD assessment

Selected Publications


Comparative effectiveness of trauma-focused and non-trauma-focused psychotherapy for PTSD among veterans with comorbid substance use disorders: Protocol & rationale for a randomized clinical trial.
Kehle-Forbes SM, Nelson D, Norman SB, Schnurr PP, Shea MT, Ackland PE, Meis L, Possemato K, Polusny MA, Oslin D, Hamblen JL, Galovski T, Kenny M, Babajide N, Hagedorn H
Contemp Clin Trials. 2022 Sep;120:106876. doi: 10.1016/j.cct.2022.106876. Epub 2022 Aug 18.
PMID: 35987487

"Will it work for me?" Developing patient-friendly graphical displays of posttraumatic stress disorder treatment effectiveness.
Hamblen JL, Grubbs KM, Cole B, Schnurr PP, Harik JM
J Trauma Stress. 2022 Jun;35(3):999-1010. doi: 10.1002/jts.22808. Epub 2022 Mar 8.
PMID: 35261090

Evaluation of an Implementation Intervention to Increase Reach of Evidence-Based Psychotherapies for PTSD in US Veterans Health Administration PTSD Clinics.
Sayer NA, Bernardy NC, Yoder M, Hamblen JL, Rosen CS, Ackland PE, Kehle-Forbes SM, Clothier BA, Schnurr PP, Orazem RJ, Noorbaloochi S
Adm Policy Ment Health. 2021 May;48(3):450-463. doi: 10.1007/s10488-020-01086-3. Epub 2020 Sep 17.
PMID: 32944814

Development of the PTSD-Repository: A Publicly Available Repository of Randomized Controlled Trials for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.
O'Neil ME, Harik JM, McDonagh MS, Cheney TP, Hsu FC, Cameron DC, Carlson KF, Norman SB, Hamblen JL
J Trauma Stress. 2020 Aug;33(4):410-419. doi: 10.1002/jts.22520. Epub 2020 Jul 15.
PMID: 32667076

The Impact of Treatment Description Format on Patient Preferences for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Treatment.
Harik JM, Grubbs KM, Hamblen JL
J Trauma Stress. 2020 Aug;33(4):455-464. doi: 10.1002/jts.22528. Epub 2020 Jun 9.
PMID: 32516494

Differences in protective factors among U.S. Veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder, alcohol use disorder, and their comorbidity: Results from the National Health and Resilience in Veterans Study.
Straus E, Norman SB, Haller M, Southwick SM, Hamblen JL, Pietrzak RH
Drug Alcohol Depend. 2019 Jan 1;194:6-12. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2018.09.011. Epub 2018 Oct 24.
PMID: 30390551

An Online Peer Educational Campaign to Reduce Stigma and Improve Help Seeking in Veterans with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.
Hamblen JL, Grubaugh AL, Davidson TM, Borkman AL, Bunnell BE, Ruggiero KJ
Telemed J E Health. 2019 Jan;25(1):41-47. doi: 10.1089/tmj.2017.0305. Epub 2018 May 10.
PMID: 29746232

Protocol for the evaluation of a digital storytelling approach to address stigma and improve readiness to seek services among veterans.
Bunnell BE, Davidson TM, Hamblen JL, Cook DL, Grubaugh AL, Lozano BE, Tuerk PW, Ruggiero KJ
Pilot Feasibility Stud. 2017;3:7. doi: 10.1186/s40814-017-0121-3. Epub 2017 Feb 17.
PMID: 28239485

Promising Directions for Treating Comorbid PTSD and Substance Use Disorder.
Norman SB, Hamblen JL
Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2017 Apr;41(4):708-710. doi: 10.1111/acer.13349. Epub 2017 Mar 9.
PMID: 28181264

Cognitive behavioral therapy for postdisaster distress: A promising transdiagnostic approach to treating disaster survivors.
Hamblen JL, Norris FH, Symon KA, Bow TE
Psychol Trauma. 2017 Aug;9(Suppl 1):130-136. doi: 10.1037/tra0000221. Epub 2016 Nov 10.
PMID: 27831736

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