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Tara Albrecht

Associate Professor in the School of Nursing
School of Nursing
307 Trent Dr, DUMC 3322, Durham, NC 27710
307 Trent Dr, DUMC 3322, Durham, NC 27710


Dr. Albrecht is an acute care nurse practitioner, certified advanced hospice and palliative nurse and a nurse scientist who has devoted her practice and research to the oncology and palliative care populations. She received a BS in Biology from the University of Massachusetts in Boston. Her BSN, MSN and PhD are all from the University of Virginia. She also completed a post-doctoral fellowship in the Interdisciplinary Training of Nurse Scientists in Cancer Survivorship Research from the University of Pittsburgh, School of Nursing. 

Dr. Albrecht's program of research is focused on symptoms, distress, associated biological signatures and the relationship to patient-reported health outcomes in adults with cancer and specifically those with hematologic malignancies such as acute leukemia. She has begun developing and testing early supportive and palliative care interventions for adults with acute leukemia. Her research also extends to explore how the diagnosis of acute leukemia impacts the family caregivers. She works with an interdisciplinary team of scientists and clinicians with the shared goal of advancing symptom science to ultimately ameliorate symptoms and improve patient-reported outcomes for adults and their families in oncology and palliative care settings.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Associate Professor in the School of Nursing · 2022 - Present School of Nursing
Member of the Duke Cancer Institute · 2019 - Present Duke Cancer Institute, Institutes and Centers

Education, Training & Certifications

University of Virginia · 2011 Ph.D.