Rebecca Hunter, PhD
Assistant Professor, Medicine-Hematology

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Graduate School :
  • PhD, University of Kansas
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, University of Iowa (IA)
Residency:
  • VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Psychology
Fellowships:
  • Loyola University Medical Center, Psychology
Languages: English
Department: Medicine-Hematology

Professional Titles

  • Clinical Psychologist

Publications

  • Hunter, R., Thilges, S., Gordon, J., Luke, K., Cavazos, K., Moeke, E., … Nathan, S. (2021). Sexual dysfunction in long-term survivors. B. Savani & A. Tichelli (Eds). Blood and Marrow Transplantation Long-Term Management: Prevention and Complications, Second Edition.
  • Phelan, R., Im, A., Hunter, R., Inamoto, Y., Lupo-Stanghellini, M.T., Rovo, A., … Tichelli, A. Male-specific late effects in adult hematopoietic cell transplantation recipients: A systematic review from the Late Effects and Quality of Life Working Committee of the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research and Transplant Complications Working Party of the European Society of Blood and Marrow Transplantation. Bone Marrow Transplant.
  • Sharma, A., Badawy, S.M., Suelzer, E.M., Murthy, H.S., Prasad P, Eissa, H., … Burns, L.J. (2021). Systematic reviews in hematopoietic cell transplantation and cellular therapy: Considerations and guidance from the American Society for Transplantation and Cellular Therapy, European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation, and the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research late effects and quality of life working committee. Bone Marrow Transplant, 56(4):786-797. DOI: 10.1038/s41409-020-01199-1.
  • Sharma A, Badawy S, Suelzer E, Murthy HS, Prasad P, Elissa H, ... Burns LJ. Systematic reviews in hematopoietic cell transplantation and cellular therapy: Considerations and guidance from the American Society for Transplantation and Cellular Therapy, European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation, and the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research late effects and quality of life working committee. Bone Marrow Transplantation

Practice Locations

UCHealth Blood Disorders and Cell Therapies Center - Anschutz Medical Campus
1665 Aurora Court
3rd floor, Anschutz Cancer Pavilion
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-6400

UCHealth Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion - Anschutz Medical Campus
12605 E. 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0000

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital
Center Affiliations

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Hematology
Conditions & Treatments
  • Cancers - Blood and Marrow Transplant
  • Cancers
  • Mental Health and Behavior
Clinical Interests
While I am passionate about addressing psychosocial issues across the cancer care continuum, I am particularly interested in trauma, sexual health and intimacy, in addition to grief and end-of-life issues.

Care Philosophy
Our team values your psychological, emotional, and spiritual health. We are focused not only on survival, but on restoration of a meaningful and engaged life after cancer. We have experience guiding many patients and their families through treatment and recovery and want to provide the best comprehensive care to you and your family. My clinical role involves providing evidence-based psychological intervention and assessment to patients with hematological disorders including allogeneic and autologous stem cell transplant recipients and their caregivers. The psychosocial team can assist you with a variety of concerns such as symptoms of anxiety and depression, enhancing your coping skills as you adjust to the challenges of treatment, managing expectations, communication issues, family issues, coping with uncertainty, practical concerns such as how to sleep better at night, and ways to help you maintain motivation during the treatment process. If you are preparing to have a stem cell transplant, you and your caregiver will meet with one of the transplant psychologists prior to transplant for a standard pre-transplant appointment to discuss the psychosocial aspects of transplant (e.g., mood, coping, social support, family). Your psychologist, or psychosocial team member, will also “check in” during your transplant regarding any psychosocial concerns you or your family may have.

Personal Interests
I love spending time with my four rescue dogs, hiking, baking, and experiencing all that Denver's culinary scene has to offer.

Public Speaking
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Coping with cancer, sleep management strategies, sexual health and body image concerns after cancer, grief, and end-of-life issues.

General Information

Graduate Schools:
  • PhD, University of Kansas (0001)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, University of Iowa (IA) (0001)
Residency Programs:
  • VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Psychology (0001)
Fellowships:
  • Loyola University Medical Center, Psychology (0001)
Languages: English
Department: Medicine-Hematology
Contact Us
CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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