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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


Using the Moral Injury and Distress Scale to identify clinically meaningful moral injury.
Maguen S, Griffin BJ, Pietrzak RH, McLean CP, Hamblen JL, Norman SB
J Trauma Stress. 2024 Apr 24; doi: 10.1002/jts.23050. Epub 2024 Apr 24.
PMID: 38655683

The Management of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Acute Stress Disorder: Synopsis of the 2023 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and U.S. Department of Defense Clinical Practice Guideline.
Schnurr PP, Hamblen JL, Wolf J, Coller R, Collie C, Fuller MA, Holtzheimer PE, Kelly U, Lang AJ, McGraw K, Morganstein JC, Norman SB, Papke K, Petrakis I, Riggs D, Sall JA, Shiner B, Wiechers I, Kelber MS
Ann Intern Med. 2024 Mar;177(3):363-374. doi: 10.7326/M23-2757. Epub 2024 Feb 27.
PMID: 38408360

A clinician's guide to the 2023 VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guideline for Management of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Acute Stress Disorder.
Lang AJ, Hamblen JL, Holtzheimer P, Kelly U, Norman SB, Riggs D, Schnurr PP, Wiechers I
J Trauma Stress. 2024 Feb;37(1):19-34. doi: 10.1002/jts.23013. Epub 2024 Jan 7.
PMID: 38184799

Development and feasibility pilot of Considering PTSD Treatment: An online intervention with peer support.
Hamblen JL, Szafranski S, Ranney RM, Grubaugh AL
Internet Interv. 2023 Dec;34:100684. doi: 10.1016/j.invent.2023.100684. Epub 2023 Oct 20.
PMID: 37920732

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

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