Jennifer Harman, PhD, is a ZERO TO THREE Fellow. She is a staff psychologist and an assistant member of the clinical faculty at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Dr. Jennifer Harman holds a BA in Psychology from the University of Memphis and an MEd and PhD in School Psychology with specialization in Early Childhood from the University of Florida. She completed her clinical doctoral internship and her postdoctoral fellowship at the Yale University Child Study Center. While at Yale, Dr. Harman obtained further specialized training in early childhood services, social policies related to child development, and advocacy.
Dr. Harman joined the clinical staff at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in 2011 as a staff psychologist; and she joined the clinical faculty as an assistant member in 2018. Dr. Harman co-created an interdisciplinary early childhood clinical service at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital based upon early intervention expertise, infant mental health principles, and known best practices for working with very young children and their families. She is involved in clinical training and provides direct clinical psychological services to young patients with cancer and/or catastrophic hematological diagnoses and their families. Dr. Harman also remains actively involved in clinical investigation related to the social, emotional, adaptive, and cognitive functioning of young children with cancer or sickle cell disease. She has worked with local and state policymakers to ensure that adequate and appropriate support services are in place for young children with cancer and their families; and she is an invited member of the Tennessee Young Child Wellness Council (TYCWC), a strong statewide early childhood collaboration.