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Susan Moeller Schneider

Associate Professor Emerita in the School of Nursing
School of Nursing
Duke University School of Nursing, Durham, NC 27710
Duke University School of Nursing, Durham, NC 27710


Dr. Schneider is Associate Professor and serves as faculty lead for the oncology specialty at the School of Nursing. She received her doctorate in nursing from Case Western Reserve University, her Master of Science degree from Texas Woman’s University, and her BSN from the University of Akron. Dr. Schneider has extensive experience in pediatric and adult oncology nursing. She holds certification as a clinical nurse specialist and as an advanced oncology certified nurse.

Prior to joining the faculty at Duke University, Dr. Schneider taught in the oncology program at Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University, and was a clinical nurse specialist at University Hospitals of Cleveland. She is professionally active in a number of nursing . She has chaired the American Cancer Society Peer Review Committee on Scholarships and Professorships in Oncology Nursing, served as a member of the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) national board of directors, and is Past President of ONS. She is a board member for the Biden Cancer Initiative.  Dr. Schneider has received both the Excellence in Cancer Nursing Research and Excellence in Cancer Nursing Education Awards from the Oncology Nursing Society and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing.

Dr. Schneider's research interests include management of symptom distress in cancer patients, the use of distraction interventions to enhance coping, and the use of tailored protocols to promote chemotherapy adherence.

* Cancer Care
* Symptom Management
* Distraction Interventions
* Virtual Reality

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Associate Professor Emerita in the School of Nursing · 2021 - Present School of Nursing
Member of the Duke Cancer Institute · 2000 - Present Duke Cancer Institute, Institutes and Centers

Education, Training & Certifications

Case Western Reserve University · 1998 Ph.D.
Texas Woman's University · 1985 M.S.