Psychology Postdoctoral Fellows

Mallorie Gordon, PhD

Mallorie Gordon, PhD

I was born and raised in New York City, and am a tried and true New Yorker! I received my BS in Art History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and then moved back home to earn my MA and PhD in Clinical Psychology at The New School for Social Research. While in graduate school, I completed a predoctoral research fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, where I studied sun-related health behaviors among adolescents and young adults. I then completed a predoctoral internship in Clinical Psychology at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center in the Bronx, NY. My research and clinical interests focus on decision making, health protective behaviors, and the psychosocial and neurocognitive function among adolescent and young adult cancer survivors. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my husband and our dog Bo, running, cooking, making lists, and reading.


 
Elyse Heidelberg Kenney, PsyD

Elyse Heidelberg Kenney, PsyD

I am originally from Georgia and received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. I earned my Master’s and Doctorate degrees in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and completed my pre-doctoral internship at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine/Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, Maryland. I am very excited to be completing a Pediatric Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital under the mentorship of Nicole Alberts, PhD. My clinical and research interests include adjustment to chronic and terminal illness, specifically the psychological aspects of pediatric palliative care, quality-of-life and end-of-life issues, and bereavement among children, adolescents, and their families. In my free time, I enjoy traveling, being an active member at a local CrossFit affiliate, hanging out with my dog, trying new restaurants, and spending time with my family and friends.


 
Kayla LaRosa

Kayla LaRosa, PhD

 I am a Pediatric Psychology Postdoctoral Fellow working with Valerie Crabtree, PhD. My research and clinical interests are focused on sleep and fatigue in pediatric oncology patients and survivors. My previous research has also examined systems of care for adolescent and young adults with cancer, as well as the needs of caregivers with loved ones undergoing cancer treatment. Last, I have supported intervention studies in pediatric cancer survivors. In my free time, I love to bike, kayak, read, and spend time with family and friends.


 
Megan Loew, PhD

Megan Loew, PhD

I am from Wisconsin and earned my PhD in Counseling Psychology from the University of Memphis. My research interests include quality improvement, psychometric properties, medication adherence, and transitional programs from pediatric to adult healthcare.

Alumni

Name Mentor  Dates Positions
Vicky Lehmann Klosky 2017-2018

Graduate Program: University Medical Center Groningen/University of Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands

Initial Employment: Research Psychologist, Amsterdam University Medical Center and Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Sasja Schepers Phipps 2017-2018

Graduate Program: Academic Medical Center, Emma Children’s Hospital/University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Initial Employment: Psychologist, Princess Maxima Center for Pediatric Oncology, Utrecht, Netherlands

Lauren Cox Willard 2016-2018

Graduate Program: University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS

Internship: Texas Child Study Center, Austin, TX

Initial Employment: Pediatric Psychologist, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, Dallas, TX

Kristin Niel Crabtree 2016-2018

Graduate Program: Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL

Internship: Mailman Center for Child Development/University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL

Initial Employment: Pediatric Psychologist, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, PA

Justin Williams Porter 2015-2018

Graduate Program: Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

Internship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH

Initial Employment: Clinical Psychologist, Kaiser Permanente Behavioral Health, Kennesaw, GA

Paige Lembeck Porter 2015-2017

Graduate Program: University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE

Internship: University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN

Initial Employment: Assistant Clinical Professor, Yale Child Study Center, New Haven, CT

Danielle Graef Crabtree 2015-2017

Graduate Program: University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Internship: A.I.duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, DE

Initial Employment: Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Cincinnati, OH

Jennifer Allen Ehrentraut 2014-2016

Graduate Program: St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO

Internship: Center for Behavioral Health, Kansas City, MO

Initial Employment: Clinical Psychologist, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN

Kimberly Wesley Porter 2013-2015

Graduate Program: LaSalle University, Philadelphia, PA

Internship: Guidestone, Brook Park, OH

Initial Employment: Pediatric Psychologist, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Yuko Okado Phipps 2013-2015

Graduate Program: Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

Internship: Kaiser Permanente, San Diego, CA

Initial Employment: Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, California State University, Fullerton, CA

Kristin Canavera Klosky / Crabtree 2012-2014

Graduate Program: Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, VA

Internship: Mailman Center for Child Development, Miami, FL

Initial Employment: Clinical Psychologist, Department of Psychology, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN

Chastity Brimeyer Crabtree 2012-2014

Graduate Program: University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Internship: Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH

Initial Employment: Pediatric Psychologist, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Victoria Willard Phipps / Conklin 2011-2014

Graduate Program: Duke University, Durham, NC

Internship: Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH

Initial Employment: Research Associate, Department of Psychology, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN

Alana Lopez Porter 2011-2013

Graduate Program: University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

Internship: Kennedy Krieger Institute, Baltimore, MD

Initial Employment: Clinical Psychologist, ‎ Center for Pediatric Behavioral Health Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

Heather (Gamble) Gammel Ingerski / Crabtree 2011-2012

Graduate Program: University of Memphis, Memphis, TN

Internship: University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK

Initial Employment: Pediatric Psychologist, Behavioral Science Consulting, Memphis, TN

Christina Hyon-Wynn Crabtree 2010-2011

Graduate Program: Argosy University, Washington, DC

Internship: Children's Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, MI

Initial Employment: Licensed Psychologist, Child & Family Associates of Greater Washington LLC, Falls Church, VA

Rebecca Foster Klosky 2010-2012

Graduate Program: Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

Internship: University of Miami Children's Hospital, Miami, FL

Initial Employment: Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Winona State University, Winona, MN

Jennifer Lindwall Phipps 2010-2013

Graduate Program: University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI

Internship: Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

Initial Employment: Assistant Professor, University of Colorado-Denver/Children's Hospital of Colorado, Denver, CO

Linda M. Radbill Crabtree 2009-2011

Graduate Program: University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Internship: Sara A. Reed Children's Center, Erie, PA

Initial Employment: Psychologist, General Pediatrics, Children's Hospital, Los Angeles, CA

Jody Nicholson Tyc 2009-2012

Graduate Program: Notre Dame University, Notre Dame, IN

Initial Employment:  Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL

Kendra Tannenbaum Parris Crabtree 2008-2010

Graduate Program: Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

Internship: Children's Hospital of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Initial Employment: Clinical Psychologist, Department of Psychology, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN 

Natalie Williams Phipps 2008-2009

Graduate Program: University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS

Internship: University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS

Initial Employment: Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN

Bryan B. Bushman Crabtree 2007-2008

Graduate Program: Utah State University, Logan, UT

Internship: Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA

Initial Employment: Clinical Adolescent & Child Psychologist, McKay Dee Behavioral Health Institute, Ogden, UT

Elizabeth (Bowling) Lee Justin Yopp 2007-2008

Graduate Program: University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL

Internship: Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO

Initial Employment: Clinical Psychologist, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN

Lisa (Shum) Kahalley Tyc 2007-2009

Graduate Program: University of Memphis, Memphis, TN

Internship: Duke University, Durham, NC

Initial Employment: Assistant Professor, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

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