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Valerie Crabtree, PhD

Member, Department of Psychology and Chief of Psychosocial Services

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Valerie M. Crabtree, PhD, is a Member of the Department of Psychology and Chief of Psychosocial Services at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. She has fellowship training in pediatric psychology. She received additional fellowship training and certification in behavioral sleep medicine. Her research interests include sleep disturbances and fatigue in children and youth with cancer. Her clinical work focuses on sleep and psychological adaptation needs of children with chronic medical conditions. She co-authored the book Pediatric Sleep Problems: A Clinician’s Guide to Behavioral Interventions.

Posts by Valerie Crabtree

National Sleep Awareness Week

Help Your Child or Teen Sleep Well During Cancer Treatment

by Valerie Crabtree, PhD March 15, 2021

Sleep enhances physical and mental health. It affects the brain, heart, lungs. It boosts metabolism, immune function, mood and disease resistance. For kids with cancer, healthy sleep helps their bodies recover from chemotherapy, surgery and radiation.

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