Keynote Presentation: 
Caring for Your Emotions During Cancer

Sophia K. Smith, PhD, MSW
Duke University School of Nursing

Dr. Sophia Smith is an Associate Professor with Tenure at the Duke University 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.  Dr. Smith is also a two-time cancer survivor (Hodgkin Lymphoma @ 16 years old and breast cancer @ 37 years old).