New Faculty Members Join UA Family and Community Medicine and Banner – University Medicine

Clinical psychologists Jacob N. Hyde, PsyD, and Janelle Thompson, PsyD, will provide a wide array of behavioral health services for patients of all ages across Tucson.

Two new faculty members have joined the University of Arizona Department of Family and Community Medicine and Banner – University Medicine.

Jacob N. Hyde, PsyD, assistant professor
As a clinical psychologist, Dr. Hyde will provide behavioral health care to patients of all ages at Banner – University Medicine Family Medicine Clinic at South Campus. Additionally, he will focus his teaching efforts on the application and understanding of behavioral science at the South Campus Family Medicine Residency Program.

A combat veteran of the Iraq War, Dr. Hyde completed his Doctor of Psychology degree from Adler University, with a concentration in behavioral medicine and primary care psychology. Prior to joining the UA and Banner – University Medicine, he worked at the University of Denver as the faculty director at the Sturm Specialty in Military Psychology and as a clinical assistant professor in the Graduate School of Professional Psychology.

In 2016, Dr. Hyde completed a post-doctoral fellowship in clinical health psychology and primary care at the Phoenix Veterans Affairs Medical Center, where he designed and led the integration of the primary care psychology fellowship and internal medicine residency training programs within the primary care department.
 
Dr. Hyde has a particular interest in rural/remote medicine along with behavioral medicine issues affecting military members, such as gastrointestinal illness and eating/weight-related disorders. His most recent research has focused on the performance of military service members, expeditioners and law enforcement personnel in isolated, confined and extreme environments.

Janelle Thompson, PsyD, assistant professor

Dr. Thompson will provide behavioral health care to patients of all ages at Banner – University Medicine Family Medicine Clinic at Alvernon.

As a clinical psychologist, Dr. Thompson will address the full spectrum of problems patients bring to their family medicine physician or nurse practitioner. This includes treatment of conditions often associated with psychology, such as transient stress, anxiety, depression, alcohol misuse and anger.

Additionally, as a health psychologist by training, Dr. Thompson specializes in identifying and treating maladaptive health behaviors that frequently result in obesity, physical inactivity, poor medication adherence or poor dietary adherence. Her primary clinical interests include chronic illness management (diabetes, HIV, COPD, heart disease) and treatment of the psychosocial factors involved in GI problems. Overall, through evaluation of the mind-body-behavior connection, she will provide brief, solution-focused interventions that can increase patients’ abilities to cope with their medical conditions and reduce the number and/or severity of symptoms associated with those conditions.  

Dr. Thompson's clinical research interests are in the areas of health and health-care disparities in refugee and immigrant populations. Her other research interests are in the variables that influence satisfaction, engagement and quality of life in medical and psychology trainees.  

Dr. Thompson completed her Doctor of Psychology degree at La Salle University, with a concentration in health psychology. Before joining the UA and Banner – University Medicine, Dr. Thompson owned and operated Trailhead Behavioral Medicine in Colorado, where she provided clinical care as a concierge psychologist. At the same time, she was a clinical supervisor at the University of Denver – Graduate School of Professional Psychology, providing weekly supervision and didactics to graduate students in the Military Psychology track.  

About the UA Department of Family and Community Medicine

The UA Department of Family and Community Medicine at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson is one of the top-ranking family medicine programs in the country. The department is known for outstanding pre- and post-doctoral education, groundbreaking research and innovative community outreach programs designed to improve the health of individuals, families and communities in the region and beyond. The department places strong emphasis on research, particularly in the fields of tobacco cessation, substance abuse, obesity and related diseases, cancer survivorship, behavioral health and disabilities. In collaboration with the UA Department of Psychiatry, the department opened the Banner – University Medicine Whole Health Clinic, an integrative care clinic for patients living with serious mental illness, putting the department at the forefront of behavioral health care.

About Banner Health

Headquartered in Arizona, Banner Health is one of the largest nonprofit health-care systems in the country. The system owns and operates 28 acute-care hospitals, the Banner Health Network, Banner – University Medicine, Banner Medical Group, long-term care centers, outpatient surgery centers and an array of other services, including family clinics, home care and hospice services, pharmacies and a nursing registry. Banner Health is in six states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada and Wyoming. For more information, visit BannerHealth.com.