Clinical Director, Women's Behavioral Health and Wellness Service Line, Department of Psychiatry, UCSOM
Recognition & Awards
American Psychological Association Presidential Citation for the APA Leaderdership Institute for Women in Psychology, American Psychological Association
American Psychological Association Society for the Psychology of Women (Division 35) Psychology of Women Heritage Award., American Psychological Association Psychology of Women Heritage Award
Santoro, N., Coons, H.L., El-Khoudary, S., Epperson, C.N., Holt-Lunstad, J., Lindsey, S., Marlatt, K., Montella, P., Richard-Davis, G., Rockette-Wagner, B., Salive, M., Stuenkel, C., Thurston, R., Woods, N., & Wyatt, H. (2022). NAMS 2021 Utian Translational Science Symposium. Washington, DC. Charting the path to health in midlife and beyond: The biology and practice of wellness. Menopause. 29:504-13. PMID: 35486944 DOI: 10.1097/GME.0000000000001995.
Huynh, V., Vemuru, S., Hampanda, K., Pettigrew, J., Fasano, M., Coons, H.L., Rojas, K.E., Afghahi, A., Ahrendt, G., Kim, S., Matlock, D.D., & Tevis, S.E. (2022). No One-Size-Fits-All: Sexual Health Education Preferences in Patients with Breast Cancer. Annuals of Surgical Oncology. 29, No. SUPPL 1, 259-260. https://doi.org/10.1245/s10434-022-12126-7.
Sopfe, J., Pettigrew, J., Afghahi, A., Appiah, L., & Coons, H.L. (2021). Interventions to improve sexual health in female cancer survivors: Review and recommendations. Cancers. 13(13), 3153; https://doi.org/10.3390/cancers13133153.
Phimphasone-Brady P, Palmer B, Vela A, Johnson RL, Harnke B, Hoffecker L, Coons HL, Epperson CN, Psychosocial interventions for women with polycystic ovarian syndrome: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials., F&S Reviews (2021), doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/ j.xfnr.2021.11.004.
Reinman L, Coons HL, Sopfe J, Casey R. Psychosexual Care of Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Survivors. Children (Basel). 2021 Nov 16; 8(11). PMID: 34828771.
Marsh, S., Borges, V.F. & Coons, H.L. & Afghahi, A. (2020). Sexual health after a breast cancer diagnosis in young women: Clinical implications for patients and providers. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment. 184:655–663
Miles-Cohen, S., Brown, K.S., Shulman, S.L. & Coons, H.L. (2020). American Psychological Association (APA) Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology: Ten Years of Herstory, Impacts and Next Steps. Psychologist-Manager Journal. 23(3-4), 139–162. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/mgr0000099
Coons, H.L., Berkowitz, S. & David, R.A. (March, 2020). Self-care Advice for Health-Care Providers During Covid-19. American Psychological Association Services Inc. https://www.apaservices.org/practice/ce/self-care/health-providers-covid-19.
Coons, H.L., Hunter, W.M., Berkowitz, S.J., Davis, R.A., Rothberg, B.A., & Epperson, C.N. (August, 2020). Well-Being Services for Health Care Workers During the COVID Pandemic: Program Highlights from the Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado School of Medicine. The Health Psychologist. https://div38healthpsychologist.com/2020/08/04/well-being-services-for-health-care-workers-during-the-covid-19-pandemic-program-highlights-from-the-department-of-psychiatry-university-of-colorado-school-of-medicine/.
Ludwigson, A., Huynh, V., Vemuru, S., Romandetti, K., Fisher, C., Coons, H.L., Pettigrew, J., Hampanda, K., Kaoutzanis, C., Ahrendt, G., Afghahi, A., Stewart, C., & Tevis, S. (In Press). Characterizing Informational Needs and Information Seeking Behavior of Patients with Breast Cancer. Patient Education and Counseling.
Clinical Health Psychology, Board Certification
Conditions & Treatments
Public Speaking Yes
Women coping with breast and gyn cancers
Fear of recurrence after breast and gyn cancer
Sexual health in women with cancer
Young women with cancer
Women with advanced cancer
Stress in women
Coping with infertility, pregnancy loss
Perinatal mood disorders
Persistent Pelvic Pain