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Amanda M. O'Hearn, Ph.D.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 273-5050

Office: (585) 275-2285

Fax: (585) 276-0161

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentAccepting New Patients

Faculty Appointments


Professional Background

Amanda M. O'Hearn, PhD, is currently an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester School of Medicine since September, 2001. Dr. O'Hearn serves as Clinical Services Director, Deaf Wellness Center (DWC), University of Rochester, Rochester, NY. In addition to her role at the DWC, Dr. O'Hearn conducts research in association with the National Center for Deaf Health Research, also at the University of Rochester Medical Center. She is a graduate of Gallaudet University's Clinical Psychology doctoral program. Dr. O'Hearn completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Miami's Deaf and Hard of Hearing Outpatient Program.



PHD | Gallaudet University

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

09/01/1999 - 06/30/2001
Internship in Psychology at Jackson Memorial Hospital


Violence and suicide attempts: Results of a survey of adults deaf since birth or early childhood.
Location: St. Louis, MO.

2005 - 2010
National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Loan Repayment Program

Department of Psychology Tuition Award, Gallaudet University

1996 - 2000
Graduate President's Scholar, Gallaudet University

Ethyl Simpson Scholarship, Gallaudet University

D&J Bender Scholarship, Gallaudet University

International Quota Club Scholarship

1991 - 1995
Quota Club Scholarship

1991 - 1992
Emblem Club Scholarship

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Journal Articles

Barnett S, Matthews KA, Sutter EJ, DeWindt LA, Pransky JA, O'Hearn AM, David TM, Pollard RQ, Samar VJ, Pearson TA. "Collaboration with deaf communities to conduct accessible health surveillance". American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2017; 52(3): s250-s254.

O'Hearn, A. "Mental Health and Deafness-- A Difference, Not a Deficit. Review of: Du Feu, M., and Chovaz, C. (2014). Mental health and deafness: professional perspectives on deafness." Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education. 2016; 21.

O'Hearn A,Sörensen S, White K, Mak W, Zanibbi K, Tang W, Hegel MT. "The macular degeneration and aging study: Design and research protocol of a randomized trial for a psychosocial intervention with macular degeneration patients." 2015; 42: 68-77.

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Deaf Clients: Cultural and Linguistic Modifications for Outpatient Mental Health Settings
Book Title: Psychotherapy with Deaf Clients from Diverse Groups
Author List: Amanda O'Hearn, Robert Pollard, Sharon Haynes
Published By: Gallaudet University Press 2010 in Washington, DC