Dr Willard is an Associate Member and pediatric psychologist in the Department of Psychology & Biobehavioral Sciences at St Jude Children’s Research Hospital. She completed her PhD in clinical psychology at Duke University, her doctoral internship in pediatric psychology at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, and her postdoctoral fellowship at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Dr. Willard’s research focuses on social emotional development in children with cancer. She has particular interests in children with brain tumors, those diagnosed in early childhood, and adolescents and young adults.

Victoria W Willard, PhD