Valerie Crabtree, PhD
Valerie Crabtree, PhD

Valerie Crabtree, PhD

Assistant Member, St. Jude Faculty

  • Director of Clinical Services and Training, Psychology



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

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

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.

Crabtree VM, Ormsby J, Yang J, Wang CK, Wise MS, West NK, Morris B, Mandrell B, Hinds P. Changes in sleep and fatigue in newly treated pediatric oncology patients. Sleep 33 (Abstract Supplement) A342, 2010.

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, Ivanenko A. Pediatric mood and anxiety disorders. In Winkelman JW and Plante DT (Eds). Foundations of Psychiatric Sleep Medicine Cambridge University Press 2010 (in press).

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, Yang J, Wise M, West N, Morris B, Mandrell B, Hinds PS. Assessment of sleep complaints in pediatric oncology patients. Sleep 32 Abstract Supplement A342, 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: May 2012