Departmental Focus

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.

Contact Us

Department of Psychology
MS 740, Room R4000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
262 Danny Thomas Place
Memphis, TN 38105-3678

Phone: (901) 595-4128
Fax: (901) 595-4701

Preferred contact method: email


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