Courtney Staples, MS, CCRP, is a Clinical Research Associate II in Global Pediatric Medicine. She is a Memphis native and Certified Clinical Research Professional. Courtney has a Master of Science degree in Educational Psychology and Research, specializing in research methodology, along with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Memphis.
Courtney began her career in research while working on her graduate degree at the Center for Research in Educational Policy at the University of Memphis. As a research associate, she performed assessments and provided recommendations for school improvement plans for elementary schools across the United States. Courtney also evaluated federally-funded early intervention reading programs in local city schools and provided evidence of the efficacy of the programs based on research findings.
To contribute to the improvement of children’s lives but with the most significant outcomes possible, Courtney joined St. Jude in 2007 as Clinical Research Associate in the Leukemia/Lymphoma division of the Cancer Center. During her 12 years there, she worked on multiple St. Jude-sponsored and Industry Phase 1, 2 and 3 studies, specializing in frontline and relapse therapy for children with ALL. Courtney most notably worked on TOTXVI and TOT17 studies, with each iteration being the largest clinical research trial for children with leukemia at St. Jude.