Sophia Kustas Smith
Associate Professor in the School of Nursing

Dr. Sophia Smith is an Associate Professor 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 as a means to build the body of scientific evidence that forms the foundation of evidence-based practice through her leadership as Association of Oncology Social Work (AOSW) Research Director and 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

Contact Information

  • 307 Trent Dr, DUMC 3322, Pearson 2114, Durham, NC 27710
  • DUMC 3322, Durham, NC 27710

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