Niki Jurbergs, PhD
Niki Jurbergs, PhD

Niki Jurbergs, PhD

Associate Member, St. Jude Faculty

  • Clinic Director



Postdoctoral Fellowship – St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN
Internship – Mailman Center for Child Development, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL
PhD – Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
MA – Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
BA – University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

Clinical Interests

  • Psychological adaptation to pediatric illness
  • Procedural distress
  • Behavioral interventions for a variety of treatment related and other difficulties

Research Interests

  • Cognitive and psychological impact of pediatric cancer

Selected Publications

Willard VW, Cox LE, Russell KM, Kenney A, Jurbergs N, Molnar AE, Harman JL. Cognitive and psychosocial functioning of preschool-aged children with cancer. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 38:638-645, 2017.

Willard VW, Parris K, Jurbergs N, Crabtree VM, Ehrentraut JH. Brief group therapy for chronic pain in adolescents [Commentary]. Ped Pain Letter 17(3):40-46, 2015.

Clawson A, Jurbergs N, Lindwall J, Phipps S. Concordance of parent proxy report and child self-report of posttraumatic stress in children with cancer and healthy children: Influence of parental posttraumatic stress. Psycho-oncology 2:2593-2600, 2013.

Jurbergs N, Palcic J, Kelley ML.  Daily behavior report cards with and without home-based consequences: Improving classroom behavior in low-income, African-American children with ADHD. Child and Family Behavior Therapy 32:177-195, 2010.

Phipps S, Jurbergs N, Long A. Symptoms of post-traumatic stress in children with cancer: Does personality trump health status? Psycho-Oncology 18:992-1002, 2009.

Jurbergs N, Long A, Ticona L, Phipps S. Symptoms of posttraumatic stress in parents of children with cancer: Are they elevated relative to parents of healthy children? Journal of Pediatric Psychology 34:4-13, 2009.

Jurbergs N, Russell KM, Long A, Phipps S. Adaptive style and differences in parent and child-report of health-related quality of life in children with cancer. Psycho-Oncology 17:83-90, 2008.

Jurbergs N, Long A, Hudson M, Phipps S. Self-report of somatic symptoms in survivors of childhood cancer: Effects of adaptive style. Pediatric Blood and Cancer49:84-89, 2007.

Jurbergs N, Palcic J, Kelley ML. School-home notes with and without response cost: Increasing attention and academic performance in low-income children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. School Psychology Quarterly 22:358-379, 2007.

Last update: August 2018

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