Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing
B.S. North Carolina Central University
B.S.N. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
M.S.N. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Ph.D. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
MRPL, Candler School of Theology, Emory University
Jill B. Hamilton, PhD, RN is a Professor at the School of Nursing. She earned her BSN, MSN, and PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill a BS in Accounting from North Carolina Central University, and MRPL from the Candler School of Theology at Emory University. Her postdoctoral training in the nursing care of older adults was completed at the Oregon Health & Science University. Dr. Hamilton’s research interests include health disparities, social and cultural factors that influence health, and the coping strategies used among older African American cancer survivors and their families. She has developed measures of coping and spirituality and is currently exploring the sociocultural factors that influence how older African Americans use social support and spirituality to cope with a diagnosis of cancer. Dr. Hamilton is published on topics related to social support, religion, and quality of life among African American cancer survivors. She was a Georgia Cancer Coalition Distinguished Cancer Scholar from 2003-2007 and is currently a Faculty Scholar at the Center for Spirituality, Theology & Health at Duke University. Dr. Hamilton was the recipient of the 2011 Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Publishing’s Division Award for Excellence in Writing Qualitative Research.