The Department of Psychology advances the mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital by helping children with catastrophic illnesses achieve the best possible quality of life. Efforts focus on providing outstanding clinical care and conducting innovative clinical investigations to improve outcomes for patients and families.
Research in the Department centers primarily on two major areas: health promotion and cognitive neurosciences. A key emphasis is on developing novel interventions to improve quality of life and to prevent or reduce any illness- or treatment-related adverse effects.
Clinical services provided to St. Jude patients include consultation, therapy/intervention, and psychological and neuropsychological assessment. The Department of Psychology also trains future psychological researchers and clinicians and supports family-centered initiatives.
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