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Graduate School of Professional Psychology
The Sturm Specialty in Military Psychology


  • Military Culture & Psychology

    This course covers recent middle-east conflicts from a multi-cultural perspective, military history, and military structure.
  • Psychology & Physiology of Operating in Extreme Environments

    This course is intended to survey and examine human psychological and physiological performance in extreme environments and the intersections with operational psychology.
  • Evidence-based Assessment & Treatment of Military-related Health Disparities

    Health disparities that are endemic to military and veteran populations are covered in this course with an examination of primary literature, psychological assessment tool(s), and treatment protocols.
  • Behavioral Medicine & Interprofessional Healthcare in Military and Veterans

    The intersection of physical health, behavior, and cognition are the primary focus of this course. Collaboration on interprofessional healthcare teams in the medical center environment are covered.

For questions related to academics or applying to GSPP, please contact [email protected]

Meet our Faculty Director:

  • Jacob N. Hyde

    Dr. Jacob N. Hyde is a veteran of the Iraq War and has a Psy.D. from Adler University with a concentration in Primary Care & Behavioral Medicine. He has trained within the National Institute for Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), The University of Chicago's Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine, and the Veterans Health Administration's Center of Excellence in Primary Care Education in Boise, Idaho. He most recently conducted post-doctoral fellowship training in health psychology and primary care at the Phoenix V.A. 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 (Academic PACT). Dr. Hyde has a particular interest in behavioral medicine issues affecting military members and Veterans like gastrointestinal illness and eating/weight-related disorders. Dr. Hyde's current research in the Sturm Specialty in Military Psychology is funded by the Colorado Brain Injury Program. Dr. Hyde serves on the University of Denver's Institutional Review Board and is the faculty advisor to the University of Denver's Student Veteran Association.

    Dr. Hyde may be reached at [email protected].