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  • Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven
    35 Park Street
    New Haven, CT 06511

Jennifer Kilkus, PhD, ABPP

Psychology
Patient type treated
Adult
Accepting new patients
Yes
Referral required
From physicians only

Biography

Dr. Kilkus is an Assistant Professor within the Department of Psychiatry and a member of the Medical Staff at Yale New Haven Hospital. As a board certified clinical health psychologist, Dr. Kilkus is particularly interested in the relationships between behavioral, emotional, cognitive, social, and biological factors in the prevention and treatment of health and disease. Her primary focus is in oncology.

At Smilow Cancer Center, Dr. Kilkus provides evidence-based behavioral medicine and psychotherapy interventions to patients living with cancer. Additionally, she coordinates with Smilow teams to expand available psychosocial programming. Her research interests reflect her commitment to improving quality of life in cancer survivorship, with current studies investigating treatment options for persistent side and late effects of cancer treatment.

Dr. Kilkus has a special interest in training and provides mentoring and supervision to interns in the Behavioral Medicine service through Yale’s APA-accredited clinical psychology internship program.

Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Education & Training

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship
    WellStar Health System (2015)
  • PhD
    University of Kentucky, Cinical Psychology (2014)
  • Predoctoral Internship
    University of Kentucky (2014)

Additional Information

Biography

Dr. Kilkus is an Assistant Professor within the Department of Psychiatry and a member of the Medical Staff at Yale New Haven Hospital. As a board certified clinical health psychologist, Dr. Kilkus is particularly interested in the relationships between behavioral, emotional, cognitive, social, and biological factors in the prevention and treatment of health and disease. Her primary focus is in oncology.

At Smilow Cancer Center, Dr. Kilkus provides evidence-based behavioral medicine and psychotherapy interventions to patients living with cancer. Additionally, she coordinates with Smilow teams to expand available psychosocial programming. Her research interests reflect her commitment to improving quality of life in cancer survivorship, with current studies investigating treatment options for persistent side and late effects of cancer treatment.

Dr. Kilkus has a special interest in training and provides mentoring and supervision to interns in the Behavioral Medicine service through Yale’s APA-accredited clinical psychology internship program.

Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Education & Training

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship
    WellStar Health System (2015)
  • PhD
    University of Kentucky, Cinical Psychology (2014)
  • Predoctoral Internship
    University of Kentucky (2014)

Additional Information

  • Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven
    35 Park Street
    New Haven, CT 06511