Valerie M. Crabtree, PhD, is an Associate Member, Department of Psychology and Chief of Psychosocial Services at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Dr. Crabtree arrived at St. Jude in 2007 as a clinical psychologist and joined the faculty of the Department of Psychology in 2010 as Director of Clinical Services and Training. In 2017, she was appointed to the role of Chief of Psychosocial Services.Dr. Crabtree received her doctoral degree in counseling psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2001.
Following graduate school, she completed her internship in clinical child/pediatric psychology and fellowships in pediatric psychology and behavioral sleep medicine at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, after which she became certified in behavioral sleep medicine. Dr. Crabtree remained at the University of Louisville as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Sleep Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics from 2003-2007.
In addition to her clinical and administrative work, Dr. Crabtree conducts research on sleep and fatigue in children with cancer. Her work includes a focus on interventions to include alertness and energy level in children undergoing treatment for cancer and in brain tumor survivors, particularly those who have been treated for craniopharyngioma. In 2015, Dr. Crabtree and her co-author, Dr. Lisa Meltzer, published a book entitled, “Pediatric Sleep Problems: A Clinician’s Guide to Behavioral Interventions.”
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