The Department of Psychology promotes the mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to advance the health care of children with catastrophic illnesses through efforts in research, patient care, family-centered initiatives, student and staff training, and participation in extramural programs. The Department seeks to optimize the ability of children with catastrophic illnesses to achieve full health potential and the best possible quality of life by providing outstanding clinical care and by conducting innovative clinical investigation that leads to improved outcomes for patients and families.
Research in the Department is focused primarily in two major areas: Cognitive Neurosciences and Health Promotion.
Clinical services provided to St. Jude patients include consultation (first meeting with the psychologist to understand the problem), therapy/intervention (tools to improve the problem), and psychological and neuropsychological assessment.
The Department of Psychology also is involved in training future psychological researchers and clinicians.
Department of Psychology
MS 740, Room R4026
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
262 Danny Thomas Place
Memphis, TN 38105-3678
Phone: (901) 595-3580
Fax: (901) 595-4701
Preferred contact method: email
Cognitive outcomes of childhood cancer treatment
Sleep disruptions in children with cancer
Neurobehavioral outcomes in children treated for cancer
Behavior-based cancer prevention and control
Coping and adjustment in children with cancer
Health management and transition to adult care in sickle cell disease
Neurobehavioral functioning in children with medical disorders
Social outcomes in children with cancer
Specialty: Pain, Quality of Life
Specialty: Brain Tumor
Specialty: Pediatric Neuropsychology, School Services
Specialty: Bone Marrow Transplant
Specialty: Neuropsychology, Leukemia