Chief of Psychosocial Services

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Valerie M. Crabtree, Ph.D. is an Associate Member, Department of Psychology and Chief of Psychosocial Services at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Dr. Crabtree arrived at St. Jude in 2007 as a clinical psychologist and joined the faculty of the Department of Psychology in 2010 as Director of Clinical Services and Training. In 2017, she was appointed to the role of Chief of Psychosocial Services. When she arrived at St. Jude, she focused her research on sleep disturbances in pediatric oncology patients, and her clinical work on sleep complaints, as well as psychological adaptation to cancer and treatment. In 2015, Dr. Crabtree and her co-author, Dr. Lisa Meltzer, published a book, “Pediatric Sleep Problems: A Clinician’s Guide to Behavioral Interventions.”

A native of Dallas, Texas, Dr. Crabtree received her doctoral degree in counseling psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2001. Following graduate school, she completed her internship in clinical child/pediatric psychology and fellowships in pediatric psychology and behavioral sleep medicine at the University of Louisville School of Medicine.