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Kendra Parris, PhD
Kendra Parris, PhD

Kendra Parris, PhD

Assistant Member, St. Jude Faculty



Postdoctoral Training - St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee
PhD - 
Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
APA Accredited Internship - Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
- Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
BA - 
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland

Research Interests

  • Psychosocial Functioning of Children and Adolescents Undergoing Bone Marrow Transplantation
  • Coping and Adjustment of Parents and Care
  • Training in Pediatric Psychology

Selected Publications

Elliott DA, Corneau-Dia DE, Turner E, Barnett B, Parris KP. Caregiver mental health in pediatric oncology: A three-tiered model of supports. Psychooncology Oct 3, 2020. doi: 10.1002/pon.5567. Epub ahead of print.

Parris KP, Russell KM, Triplett BM, Phipps S. Neurocognitive functioning in long-term survivors of pediatric hematopoietic cell transplantation. Bone Marrow Transplant Nov 14, 2020. doi: 10.1038/s41409-020-01125-5. Epub ahead of print.  

Parris KP, Harman JL, Jurbergs N, Allen JM, Canavera, KE. Beyond clinical practice in pediatric psychology: Illustrative experiences in influencing practice changes, public opinion, and governmental relations. Psychological Services Advance online publication, 2019. doi: 10.1037/ser0000385

Canavera KC, Parris KP. Informed consent in a pragmatic emergency suicide trial: Rejecting the research-practice distinction. The American Journal of Bioethics 19: 103-105, 2019. doi: 10.1080/15265161.2019.1654014

Graef DM, Phipps S, Parris KR, Martin-Elbahesh K, Huang L, Zhang H, Crabtree VM. Sleepiness, Fatigue, Behavioral Functioning, and Quality of Life in Survivors of Childhood Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant. Journal of Pediatric Psychology 1-10, 2016. doi: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsw011.

Willard VW, Parris KR, Jurbergs N, Crabtree VM, Ehrentraut JH. Brief group therapy for chronic pain in adolescents. Pediatric Pain Letter 17:40-46, 2015.

Tannenbaum KR, Counts CA, Jakobsons LJ,Repper KA. The assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of psychiatric disorders in children and families from diverse backgrounds. In J.D. Buckner., Y. Castro, J.M. Holm-Denoma, & T.E. Joiner, (Eds.), Mental health care for people of diverse backgrounds. Oxford: Radcliffe Publishing. 2007.

Tannenbaum KR, Torgesen JK, Wagner RK. Relationships between word knowledge and reading comprehension in third-grade children. Scientific Studies of Reading 10:381-398, 2006.

Wagner RK, Muse A, Tannenbaum KR. Promising avenues for better understanding implications of vocabulary development for reading comprehension. In Wagner, R.K., Muse, A., & Tannenbaum, K.R. (Eds.), Vocabulary acquisition: Implications for reading comprehension. New York: Guilford Press. 2006.

Lima EN, Stanley S, Kaboski B, Reitzel LR, RicheyJA, Castro Y, Williams FM, Tannenbaum KR, Stellrecht NE, Jakobsons LJ, Wingate LR. Joiner TE. The incremental validity of the MMPI-2: When does therapist access not enhance treatment outcome? Psychological Assessment 17:462-468, 2005.

Last update: December 2020