Sharron Lee Docherty
Associate Professor in the School of Nursing, with tenure

Dr. Docherty's research interests center around improving the quality of life of infants, children, adolescents and their families undergoing intensive treatments for life-threatening illnesses. She has focused her work on understanding how children experience illness and treatment related symptoms and the development of symptom distress as well as the role that parents play in the illness experience through a study of parental caregivers and decision making for infants with life threatening illnesses. She uses a multi-method approach in her research designs, measuring biomarkers and psychosocial markers of stress and adaptation to illness.

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  • 307 Trent Drive, 4112 Christine Siegler Pearson Building, Durham, NC 27710
  • DUMC 3322, Durham, NC 27710

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