Jane Hovland

Jane HovlandAssociate Professor
Biobehavioral Health & Population Sciences
Associate Director, Center for Rural Mental Health Studies
Member, Duluth Medical Research Institute
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  • Stress and coping with chronic illness
  • Alternative delivery systems for mental health care
  • The interaction of physical and mental illnesses
    Diabetes and depression


  • 1971: Bachelor of Science, Nursing, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
  • 1976: Master of Science, Parent-Child Nursing, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • 1991: Doctor of Philosophy: Educational Psychology/Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities


Course director: BhSc 6652: Human Development & Behavioral Problems

Course content: obesity, eating disorders, personality disorders, anxiety, medical interviewing, community assessment

Professional Licenses

  • RN, Minnesota; Public Health Nursing Certificate (MN)
  • Licensed Psychologist (LP), Minnesota
  • Licensed Professional Counselor (inactive status) MN

Practice Focus

  • Cognitive-behavioral interventions for mood disorders
  • Adolescent, Adult, and Couples Counseling
  • Brief psychotherapy
  • Primary care behavioral health consultations


Hovland, J., & Ceballos, N. (2007). Are smokers’ reasons for smoking related to body mass indices? Substance Abuse and Misuse. Vol. 42(8):1337 - 44.

Davis, G., Boulger, J., Hovland, J., & Hoven, N. (2007) The Integration of a Telemental Health Service into Rural Primary Medical Care, Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health. 13(3): 237-246

Davis,G., al’Absi, M., & Hovland, J . (2007). Assessment of stress in research and clinical settings. In Al’Absi, M. (Ed.). Stress and Addiction: Biological and Psychological Mechanisms. Burlington, MA: Academic Press

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