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Sophia Kustas Smith

Associate Professor in the School of Nursing
School of Nursing
DUMC 3322, Durham, NC 27710
307 Trent Dr, DUMC 3322, Pearson 2114, Durham, NC 27710


Dr. Sophia Smith is an Associate Professor with Tenure at the Duke School of Nursing and earned her PhD and MSW degrees at UNC-Chapel Hill School of Social Work. Her research explores ways to improve the quality of cancer care including post-treatment survivorship and palliative care with a primary focus on leveraging technology in delivering behavioral health interventions to the community. She is leading efforts to integrate clinical cancer care and research in building the scientific evidence that informs evidence-based practice through her current and past membership on the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Survivorship Guidelines Panel and American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Survivorship Committee. Dr. Smith’s research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the American Cancer Society, NCCN, and Pfizer Grants for Independent Learning and Change.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Associate Professor in the School of Nursing · 2020 - Present School of Nursing
Member of the Duke Cancer Institute · 2013 - Present Duke Cancer Institute, Institutes and Centers

Education, Training & Certifications

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill · 2007 Ph.D.
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill · 2001 M.S.W.