First Name: Valerie
Last Name: Crabtree
Position Title: Director of Clinical Services and Training
Job Responsibilities: Combination of Research and Patient Care
About Me/My interests: My research and clinical interests are related to sleep disruption in children and adolescents with cancer. Current work is focused on understanding which pediatric oncology patients and survivors are at greatest risk for sleep disturbance with the goal of validating interventions targeted at improving sleep in newly diagnosed patients and brain tumor survivors.
Training Opportunities: Yes
My Contact Information:
Address: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital,
Department of Psychology,
262 Danny Thomas Place, Mail Stop 101,
Memphis, TN 38105
Topics of Interest for Collaboration: Sleep disturbance,
Publications that may be of interest to others:
Crabtree, V.M. Sleep in children with cancer and other chronic diseases (2012 in press). Encyclopedia of Sleep.
Mandrell, B.N., Wise, M., Schoumacher, R.A., Pritchard, M., West, N., Ness, K.K., Crabtree, V.M., Merchant, T.E., & Morris, B. (2011 in press). Excessive daytime sleepiness and sleep-disordered breathing disturbances in survivors of childhood central nervous system tumors. Pediatric Blood and Cancer.
Crabtree, V.M., Ormsby, J., Yang, J., Wang, C.K., Wise, M.S., West, N.K., Morris, B., Mandrell, B., & Hinds P. (2010). Changes in sleep and fatigue in newly treated pediatric oncology patients. Sleep 33 Abstract Supplement, A342.
Crabtree, V.M., & Williams, N.A. (2009). Normal sleep in children and adolescents. In Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 18 (pp. 799-811). Shatkin, J.P. and Ivanenko, A. (Eds.) Elsevier: Philadelphia, PA.
Crabtree, V.M., Yang, J., Wise, M., West, N., Morris, B., Mandrell, B., & Hinds, P.S. (2009). Assessment of sleep complaints in pediatric oncology patients. Sleep 32 Abstract Supplement, A342.