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Sharron Lee Docherty

Associate Professor in the School of Nursing
School of Nursing
DUMC 3322, Durham, NC 27710
307 Trent Drive, 4112 Christine Siegler Pearson Building, Durham, NC 27710


Dr. Docherty’s research is aimed at improving outcomes for children, adolescents, young adults and families undergoing treatment for life-limiting and chronic conditions. She studies how to improve care models, symptom management, and decision making from diagnosis through end of life.  She has methodological expertise in the use of qualitative, mixed-methods, trajectory science and visualization methodologies for complex data exploration, and intervention development and testing.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Associate Professor in the School of Nursing · 2011 - Present School of Nursing
Vice Dean for Research · 2023 - Present School of Nursing
Associate Professor in Pediatrics · 2011 - Present Pediatrics, Clinical Science Departments
Associate of the Duke Initiative for Science & Society · 2018 - Present Duke Science & Society, Initiatives

Education, Training & Certifications

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill · 1999 Ph.D.