Jane C. Hovland, PhD LP

Jane C. Hovland
Contact info


Office Phone

Office Address
Biomed Sci Medical Sch Duluth
236 SMed
1035 University Drive
Duluth, MN 55812

Center for Rural Mental Health Stud
236 Medical School Duluth
1035 University Dr
Duluth, MN 55812

Mailing Address
DMED Biomedical Sciences
336 SMed
1035 University Dr
Duluth, MN 55812

Titles & Organizations

Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences

Organizational Title(s)

Associate Director, Center for Rural Mental Health Studies
Member, Duluth Medical Research Institute


Doctoral Degree
PhD, University of Minnesota, Educational Psychology/Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology, 1991

Master's Degree
MS, University of Wisconsin, Parent-Child Nursing, 1976

Bachelor's Degree
BS, University of Minnesota, Nursing, 1971


Research Summary/Interests

  • Stress and coping with chronic illness
  • Alternative delivery systems for mental health care
  • The interaction of physical and mental illnesses
    Diabetes and depression

Experts@Minnesota Link



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


Teaching Areas

  • Course director: BhSc 6652: Human Development &

  • Behavioral Problems

    Course content: 

  • obesity, eating disorders, personality disorders, anxiety, medical interviewing, community assessment


Board Certifications

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

Clinical Interests

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