Valerie Crabtree, PhD
Valerie Crabtree, PhD

Valerie Crabtree, PhD

Assistant Member, St. Jude Faculty

  • Director of Clinical Services and Training, Psychology

Departments

Education

PhD – University of Southern Mississippi (2001)
MS 
– University of Southern Mississippi (1997)
BA
 – Trinity University (1995)

Research Interests

  • Sleep disruptions in children with cancer

Clinical Interests

  • Non-pharmacologic pain management
  • Sleep needs in children with chronic medical conditions
  • Nonpharmacologic symptom management
  • Adjustment of children to chronic medical conditions

Selected Publications

Zhou ES, Vrooman LM, Manley PE, Crabtree VM, Recklitis, CJ. Adapted delivery of cognitive-behavioral treatment for insomnia in adolescent and young adult cancer survivors: a pilot study. Behavioral Sleep Medicine 2016 DOI: 10.1080/15402002.2015.1126597.

Jacola LM, Conklin HC, Scoggins M, Ashford JA, Merchant TE, Mandrell BN, Ogg RJ, Curtis E, Wise MS, Indelicato DJ, Crabtree VM. Investigating the role of hypothalamic tumor involvement in sleep and neurocognitive outcomes among children treated for craniopharyngioma. Journal of Pediatric Psychology 2016 (in press).  

Graef, DM, Phipps S, Parris KR, Martin-Elbahesh K, Huang L, Zhang H, Crabtree VM. Sleepiness, Fatigue, Behavioral Functioning, and Quality of Life in Survivors of Childhood Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant. Journal of Pediatric Psychology 1-10, 2016. doi: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsw011.

Brimeyer C, Adams L, Zhu L, Srivastava DK, Wise M, Hudson MM, Crabtree VM. Sleep complaints in survivors of pediatric brain tumors. Supportive Care in Cancer 24:23-31, 2016.

Willard VW, Parris K, Jurbergs N, Crabtree VM, Ehrentraut JH. Brief group therapy for chronic pain in adolescents. Pediatric Pain Letter 17:40-46, 2015.

Crabtree VM, Rach AM, Schellinger KB, Russell KM, Hammarback T, Mandrell BN. Changes in sleep and fatigue in newly treated pediatric oncology patients. Supportive Care in Cancer 23:393-401, 2015.

Meltzer LJ, Brimeyer C, Russell K, Avis KT, Biggs S, Reynolds AC, Crabtree VM. The Children’s Report of Sleep Patterns: validity and reliability of the Sleep Hygiene Index and Sleep Disturbance Scale in adolescents. Sleep Med 15:1500-1517, 2014.

Meltzer LJ, Avis KT, Biggs S, Reynolds AC, Crabtree VM, Bevans KB. The Children’s Report of Sleep Patterns (CRSP): A self-report measure of sleep for school-aged children. J Clin Sleep Med 9:235-245, 2013.

Meltzer LJ, Biggs S, Reynolds A, Avis KT, Crabtree VM, Bevans KB. The Children's Report of Sleep Patterns - Sleepiness Scale: a self-report measure for school-aged children. Sleep Med 13(4):385-9, 2012.

Mandrell BN, Wise M, Schoumacher RA, Pritchard M, West N, Ness KK, Crabtree VM, Merchant TE, Morris B. Excessive daytime sleepiness and sleep-disordered breathing disturbances in survivors of childhood central nervous system tumors. Pediatr Blood Cancer October 18, 2011.

Vallance K, Yang J, Li J, Crabtree V, Hinds PS, Mandrell BN. Disturbed sleep in pediatric patients with leukemia: The potential role of interleukin-6 (-174G/C) and tumor necrosis factor (-308G/A) polymorphisms. Oncology Nursing Forum 28(5):365-72, 2011.

Hinds PS, Yang J, Gattuso JS, Hockenberry M, Jones H, Zupanec S, Li C, Crabtree VM, Mandrell BN, Schoumacher RA, Vallance K, Sanford S, Srivastava DK. Psychometric and clinical assessment of the 10-item reduced version of the fatigue scale-child instrument. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 39:572-578, 2010.

Crabtree VM, Williams NA. Normal sleep in children and adolescents. In Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 18 (pp. 799-811). Shatkin JP and Ivanenko A. (Eds) Elsevier: Philadelphia, PA 2009

Crabtree VM, Krishna J, Gozal D. Insomnia due to fibromyalgia in an adolescent female. In ICSD-II Casebook (pp. 57-60). AASM Nosology Committee (Eds). Westchester, IL: American Academy of Sleep Medicine. 2008.

Last update: April 2016