Jacob Ham, PhD
- ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | Psychiatry
Dr. Ham is a clinical psychologist and Director of the Center for Child Trauma and Resilience. He spends much of his time training and consulting others in treating and working with children and families who have experienced traumatic stress. He also provides psychotherapy through his faculty practice and collaborates on research in child traumatic stress and psychotherapy.
Internship, Child/Peds/Adult Psy, Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard Medical School
Fellowship, Child Development, Childrens Hospital of Boston
Sackler Foundation Scholarship for Research in Psychobiology
Dr. Ham primarily studies various aspects of child trauma, including genetic factors, psychophysiologic correlates, treatment development, and treatment dissemination. He also studies more general psychotherapy processes such as factors impacting therapeutic alliance.
Ham J, Tronick E. A procedure for the measurement of infant skin conductance and its initial validation using clap induced startle. Developmental psychobiology 2008 Sep; 50(6).
Nomura Y, Brooks-Gunn J, Davey C, Ham J, Fifer WP. The role of perinatal problems in risk of co-morbid psychiatric and medical disorders in adulthood. Psychological medicine 2007 Sep; 37(9).
Ham J, Tronick E. Infant resilience to the stress of the still-face: infant and maternal psychophysiology are related. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 2006 Dec; 1094.
Marci CD, Ham J, Moran E, Orr SP. Physiologic correlates of perceived therapist empathy and social-emotional process during psychotherapy. The Journal of nervous and mental disease 2007 Feb; 195(2).
Ham J, Tronick E. Relational psychophysiology: lessons from mother-infant physiology research on dyadically expanded states of consciousness. Psychotherapy research : journal of the Society for Psychotherapy Research 2009 Nov; 19(6).