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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

Selected Grants


Nurse LEADS: Training in Nurse-LEd models of care ADdressing the Social Determinants of Health

Inst. Training Prgm or CMESignificant Contributor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2024 - 2029

Racial disparities in shared decision making for patients with acute respiratory failure

ResearchCo-Mentor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2022 - 2027

Towards a trauma-informed intensive care unit

ResearchCo-Mentor · Awarded by Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Inc. · 2023 - 2026

Nurse LEADS: Training in Nurse-LEd models of care ADdressing the Social Determinants of Health

Inst. Training Prgm or CMESignificant Contributor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2024 - 2029

Racial disparities in shared decision making for patients with acute respiratory failure

ResearchCo-Mentor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2022 - 2027

Towards a trauma-informed intensive care unit

ResearchCo-Mentor · Awarded by Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Inc. · 2023 - 2026

Supporting Families after Perinatal Loss in Tanzania

ResearchMentor · Awarded by National Palliative Care Research Center · 2022 - 2024

Peer i-Coaching for Activated Self-management Optimization in Adolescents and Young Adults with Chronic Conditions

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2019 - 2024

PCplanner: Operationalizing needs-focused palliative care for older adults in ICUs

ResearchCo-Principal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2019 - 2024

Testing a Nurse-Led Evidence-Based Exercise Program to Improve Patient-Reported Outcomes in Adults with Acute Leukemia

ResearchSignificant Contributor · Awarded by Oncology Nursing Society Foundation · 2020 - 2022

Family Communication in Pediatric Palliative Care in Korea

FellowshipPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by American Cancer Society, Inc. · 2018 - 2022

Symptom Cluster of Midlife Menopausal Women with Metabolic Syndrome

FellowshipPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2021 - 2022

Decreasing the Financial Burden for Patients with Advanced Prostate Cancer By Understanding Provider Decision-Making

ResearchMentor · Awarded by American Urological Association Foundation · 2021 - 2022

Multiple Co-occurring Symptoms in Patients with Gastrointestinal Cancers

FellowshipSponsor · Awarded by American Cancer Society, Inc. · 2020 - 2021

Needs and triggers: improving intensive care unit-based palliative care delivery

ResearchCo-Principal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2018 - 2021

Technology-Mediated Symptom Management in Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Care

FellowshipCo-Sponsor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2018 - 2020

Specific and Pervasive Symptoms in Adults with Multiple Sclerosis Using the MURDOCK-MS Dataset: A Secondary Analysis

FellowshipPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2017 - 2020

Impact of PTSD on Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms among Veterans with Dementia: a Mixed Method Study

FellowshipSignificant Contributor · Awarded by Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association Foundation, Inc. · 2017 - 2019

Beyond Growth: Human Flourishing in Adolescent and Young Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer

FellowshipPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Society of Pediatric Nurses · 2017 - 2018

Center for Adaptive Leadership in Symptom Scienc

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2012 - 2017

Adaptive Challenges for Adolescents with Sickle Cell Disease

FellowshipPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by American Nurses Foundation, Inc. · 2013 - 2015

Decision-making for Infants with Complex Life-Threatening Conditions

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2008 - 2015

Decision-Making for Infants with Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy

FellowshipPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2010 - 2012

Mother Sibling Interactions

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2009 - 2012

Mental Health Assessment for Pediatric Advanced Practice Nurses

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEParticipating Faculty Member · Awarded by Health Resources and Service Administration · 2007 - 2010

Pediatric Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner for FNPs

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEParticipating Faculty Member · Awarded by Health Resources and Service Administration · 2006 - 2009

Parental Caregiving of Children PostStem Cell Transplant

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2004 - 2008

External Relationships


  • National Institute of Health
  • ResearchTalk
  • The University of Texas Health Science Center
  • University of Texas at Austin

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