Jamie Hunt,Ph.D.

BHS Program Director & Teaching Assistant Professor

Phone: 816-235-2666
huntja@umkc.edu

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Biography:

Jamie Hunt has been a faculty member at UMKC since August 2012 in the Bachelor of Health Sciences program. In her previous work, Dr. Hunt has conducted research area in cancer prevention and control, with a focus on nicotine dependence and smoking cessation. Specific projects included direct observation of substance abuse treatment facilities to identify what they do (and don’t do) to help their clients quit smoking, investigating telemedicine as a vehicle for tobacco treatment in rural primary care, and comparing methods to refer hospitalized patients to the state quitline for tobacco treatment. She is particularly interested in efforts to improve smoking cessation treatment and adolescent/young adult sexual health. Dr. Hunt received a bachelor of science in community health from the University of Arkansas. She received a Master of Science and PhD in Health Education from the University of Kansas.