Associate Professor
School of Nursing
Duke University

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Research Interests & Goals:
Dr. Docherty’s research is focused on improving the quality of life and long-term outcomes of infants, children, and adolescents, who are undergoing treatment for life-threatening and chronic illnesses. Her studies of how life-sustaining treatment impacts the short- and long-term functioning of acute and chronically ill children and their families, is based on a developmental systems approach and thus she utilizes longitudinal and mixed method research methodologies.