W. Kyle Hamilton

W. Kyle Hamilton

PhD Candidate in Psychological Science

University of California, Merced


W. Kyle Hamilton is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of California, Merced in the Psychological Sciences graduate program. He is advised by Dr. Linda Cameron and is part of the health psychology program. His research interests include electronic cigarettes, adverse childhood experiences, emotion regulation, evidence synthesis, and meta-analysis. He is active in the open science community and is a BITSS Catalyst, part of the metaverse project, and is a community member of rOpenSci. He has released five R packages and a meta-analysis module for Jamovi.


  • Evidence Synthesis
  • Meta Analysis
  • Health Communications
  • Community Interventions


  • PhD in Psychological Science, 2021

    University of California, Merced

  • BA in Psychology, 2012

    University of California, Merced

  • AA in Social Science, 2010

    Reedley College



Research & Survey Designer

United States Department of State - Office of the Curator

Sep 2016 – May 2017 Washington, DC
Created surveys and analyzed data on the educational initiatives related to the Diplomatic Reception Rooms in Washington DC.

Teaching Assistant

University of California, Merced

Aug 2015 – Present Merced, CA

Courses include:

  • Psychology 10 Analysis of Psychological Data
  • Psychology 10L Analysis of Psychological Data Lab
  • Psychology 15 Research Methods in Psychology
  • Psychology 125 Cognition, Affect, and Health
  • Psychology 156 Social Psychology
  • Psychology 158 Positive Psychology
  • Psychology 159 Personality Psychology
  • Psychology 190 Theories of Behavior Change