Kyrsten Hill, Ph.D.

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Kyrsten Hill, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Geropsychology
COLU 4049

Professional Summary

Dr. Hill (she/her) joined the UCCS Psychology Department in 2024. She earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Alabama, with a concentration in Clinical Geropsychology, and completed her predoctoral internship at the VA St. Louis Healthcare System. Before joining UCCS, she completed a postdoctoral research position at Washington University in St. Louis.

Dr. Hill’s research broadly focuses on stress, health, and well-being across adulthood into late life. The goal of her research is to better understand when and how older adults maintain positive health and well-being in the face of stress. Her research has examined major stressful life events, such as late-life relocation, and daily stressors. Dr. Hill is interested in how stress, health, and well-being change in the short-term (i.e., from moment-to-moment and day-to-day) as well as in the long-term (i.e., across years and decades as people age). Her research connects stress and well-being to important healthy aging outcomes, such as physical health, mental health, and cognitive functioning/dementia risk.  

Areas of Interest

Clinical Geropsychology, Daily Stressors and Stressful Life Events, Health and Well-being Across the Lifespan, Aging and Mental Health


PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
MA, Clinical Psychology, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
BA, Psychology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY


PSY 6610 – Clinical Geropsychology I |
PSY 6620 – Clinical Geropsychology II
PSY 6740 – Clinical Practicum


  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • APA Divisions 12 (Clinical Psychology)
  • APA Division 20 (Adult Development and Aging)
  • Society of Clinical Geropsychology
  • Gerontological Society of America (GSA)
  • Association for Psychological Science (APS)