Sophia was diagnosed with HL as a teenager in 1975 and treated with MOPP/ABVD and radiation at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospital. She has experienced a variety of late effects including breast cancer diagnosis in 1996. Following this second cancer diagnosis, Sophia left a successful career in information technology at IBM to pursue her MSW and PhD in social work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is an Associate Professor at the Duke School of Nursing where she teaches and conducts research that blends her love for technology with a passion for helping others.
SOPHIA SMITH, PH.D