Psychology Postdoctoral Fellows

I am a Pediatric Psychology Postdoctoral Fellow working with Victoria Willard, PhD. My research and clinical interests are focused on the psychosocial and neurocognitive sequelae of chronic pediatric illness, including targeted interventions for mitigating late effects among childhood cancer survivors. I received my bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Harding University and my master’s degree and doctorate at the University of Mississippi. I completed an APA-approved pre-doctoral internship in Pediatric Psychology at the Texas Child Study Center/Dell Children’s Medical Center in Austin, Texas. In my free time, I enjoy traveling, spending time with friends and family, and being outdoors.

Lauren Cox, PhD

Lauren Cox, PhD


 
Vicky Lehmann

Vicky Lehmann, PhD

I received a research master’s degree in medical psychology at the University of Tilburg in The Netherlands (in 2011), before enrolling in my doctoral program at the University Medical Center Groningen, The Netherlands. There, I got to design my own research project, which focused on romantic relationships among young adult survivors of childhood cancer. I was fortunate enough to be able to collect data among survivors treated at Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) in Columbus, Ohio. This also resulted in me taking a postdoctoral position at NCH and the Ohio State University (in 2014) in order to continue my research efforts in this survivor population. I focused on two major aspects, which potentially connect childhood cancer treatment and romantic outcomes later in life: emotional attachment, and body image and sexuality. While investigating these aspects, another important late effect caught my attention: potential infertility. This sparked my enthusiasm for follow-up studies and started my collaboration with Dr. James Klosky. I was thrilled when he told me he had an open position, as I’m now able to further my knowledge and research around fertility and childhood cancer here at St. Jude


 

I am thrilled to have the opportunity to complete a clinical fellowship in psychology at St. Jude. After growing up in New Jersey and completing college at Miami University of Ohio, I attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) for graduate school to pursue a specialization in school psychology. At UNL, I obtained my MA in 2011 and my doctorate in August 2015. I recently completed my predoctoral psychology internship at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) - St. Jude Pediatric Program. I look forward to building upon the training I have received at St. Jude by pursuing research and clinical opportunities with oncology and hematology populations. In fellowship, I will be working with Dr. Jerlym Porter to conduct research on health promotion and transition to adult care for patients with sickle cell disease. In my spare time, I enjoy running, watching sports, exploring Memphis, and traveling home to the East Coast to visit family and friends.

Paige Lembeck, PhD

Paige Lembeck, PhD


 
Kristin Niel PhD

Kristin Niel, PhD

Originally from New Orleans and having attended high school in Chattanooga, Tennessee and college at the University of Georgia, I am thrilled to be returning to the part of the South that I call home to complete a clinical fellowship in pediatric psychology at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  I earned my M.S. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, and I completed my pre-doctoral residency at the Mailman Center for Child Development/University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in Miami, FL.  My clinical and research interests include adjustment to chronic and/or terminal illness, medication adherence, and posttraumatic growth and quality of life in adolescents and young adults with cancer, hematological disorders, and infectious diseases.  In my free time, I enjoy traveling, reading at least three books at one time, listening to live music, and playing with my adorable nephews.


 

I grew up in the south of the Netherlands, in a city called Helmond. Through the years I developed a special interest in the area of Pediatric Psychology. It started when—as a little girl—my mom took me to the hospital where she worked and she showed me what kind of psychological interventions they provided for children with a chronic illness. I received my BSc in Psychology at Utrecht University (2007), where I also earned my MSc in Research (2009) and Clinical (2011) Psychology. I started (2011) my PhD project on the ‘Implementation of Patient Reported Outcomes Via Electronics’ in pediatric oncology at the Emma Children’s Hospital in Amsterdam. My current work at the Princess Máxima Center for pediatric oncology in Utrecht, is mainly concerned with the translational science behind evidence-based e-health tools developed for pediatric patients with cancer, that are aimed to help them and their families cope with and adjust to the disease. I am very happy that I have the opportunity to receive training as a postdoctoral fellow with Dr. Sean Phipps at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The international context, a multitude of potential research and interdisciplinary collaborations, and an inspiring care delivery environment make this position a unique opportunity I love to take.

Sasja Schepers, PhD

Sasja Schepers, PhD


 
Justin Williams, PhD

Justin Williams, PhD

I received my masters of arts (MA) degree in clinical and community psychology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in2009. After receiving my master’s degree, I enrolled in the clinical psychology doctoral program at Georgia State University (Atlanta, GA). I completed my predoctoral clinical internship in behavioral medicine at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) in June 2015. Upon completing my predoctoral clinical internship, I graduated with my doctorate (PhD) in clinical psychology in August 2015. My clinical interests include pediatric psychology; and my research interests include transition programming, transition readiness, adherence, and outcomes among adolescents and young adults with sickle cell disease.

Alumni

Name Mentor  Dates Positions
Justin Williams Porter 2015-2017

Graduate Program: Georgia State University, Atlanta, CA

Internship: Duke University, Durham, NCCincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH

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

Paige Lembeck Porter 2015-2017

Graduate Program: University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE

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

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

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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