Kawther Hamash, PhD, RN

Kawther Hamash, PhD, RN

Fort Wayne
Assistant Professor

Contact Information

Email: khamash@iu.edu
Phone: 260-257-6800
Liberal Arts 331B, Fort Wayne


PhD, Kent State University
MSN, The University of Jordan
BSN, The University of Jordan


Hamash earned her Ph.D in Nursing from the School of Nursing at Kent State University in 2015. Prior to this, she worked 12 years in nursing in both clinical and academic settings. Currently, she teaches in the undergraduate program BSN courses in nursing. She have taught a variety of courses including physical health assessment, medical surgical nursing, maternity nursing, nursing skills lab, research and evidenced-based practice, and seminar in professional health nursing.

Hamash's research focuses on oncology nursing, symptom clusters, symptom management, and women’s health. She works on identifying symptom clusters in breast cancer patients to help this population improve their quality of life and is currently working on cognitive training in cancer survival patients, while collaborating on international oncology studies too.

Selected Publications

Hamash, K. I., Umberger, W., Aktas, A., Walsh, D., & Cheruvu, V. K. (2018). The effect of the pain symptom cluster on performance in women diagnosed with advanced breast cancer: The mediating role of the psychoneurological symptom cluster. Pain Management Nursing: Official Journal Of The American Society Of Pain Management Nurses. doi:10.1016/j.pmn.2018.05.002

Cho, J. I., Hamash, K., Otani, K., Reimer, N., & Deng, Y. (2018). Influential factors of student evaluations of teaching in a nursing program. Teaching And Learning In Nursing, 2. doi:10.1016/j.teln.2018.01.002