Amanda Hemmesch, PhD
Assistant professor
St. Cloud State University

Amanda Hemmesch received her PhD in social-developmental psychology from Brandeis University in 2011. She is currently an assistant professor of psychology at St. Cloud State University. Her research focuses on improving health, well-being, and quality of life for older adults and individuals with chronic conditions. She is interested in how health and psychosocial factors, especially social relationships, influence development and well-being throughout adulthood. Her dissertation was a collaboration with Dr. Leslie Zebrowitz at Brandeis University and Dr. Linda Tickle-Degnen at Tufts University that examined older adults’ first impressions of individuals with Parkinson’s disease. Her current research examines nonverbal behavior, interpersonal perception, and social relationships in the context of Parkinson's disease and stigmatizing conditions. Her previous work has examined psychosocial influences of pain and well-being for individuals with osteoarthritis, as well as social preferences across the lifespan.

Postdoctoral Fellow (Previously held)
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

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  1. Bogart K, Hemmesch A, Barnes E, Blissenbach T, Beisang A, Engel P. Healthcare access, satisfaction, and health-related quality of life among children and adults with rare diseases. Orphanet J Rare Dis. 2022 05 12; 17(1):196. PMID: 35549731; PMCID: PMC9096775; DOI: 10.1186/s13023-022-02343-4;
  2. Bogart KR, Frandrup E, Locke T, Thompson H, Weber N, Yates J, Zike N, Hemmesch AR. "Rare place where I feel normal": Perceptions of a social support conference among parents of and people with Moebius syndrome. Res Dev Disabil. 2017 May; 64:143-151. PMID: 28407536; DOI: 10.1016/j.ridd.2017.03.014;
  3. Hemmesch AR. The detrimental effects of atypical nonverbal behavior on older adults' first impressions of individuals with Parkinson's disease. Psychol Aging. 2014 Sep; 29(3):521-7. PMID: 25244472; PMCID: PMC4176769; DOI: 10.1037/a0036637;
  4. Hemmesch AR, Tickle-Degnen L, Zebrowitz LA. The influence of facial masking and sex on older adults' impressions of individuals with Parkinson's disease. Psychol Aging. 2009 Sep; 24(3):542-9. PMID: 19739910; PMCID: PMC2761205; DOI: 10.1037/a0016105;

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