Dr. Abernethy directs the Center for Learning Healthcare (CLHC) in the Duke Clinical Research Institute. She also directs the Duke Cancer Care Research Program (DCCRP), a part of the CLHC that connects to the Duke Cancer Institute.
Dr. Abernethy is an appointee to the Institute of Medicine’s National Cancer Policy Forum, Co-Chair of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded Palliative Care Research Cooperative Group, President-Elect of the American Academy of Hospice & Palliative Medicine, on the Board of Directors for the Personalized Medicine Coalition, on the Advisory Board for the Rapid Learning System for Cancer of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, and Co-Principal Investigator of a NIH-funded faculty development (K01) program in comparative effectiveness research at Duke.
Dr. Abernethy also attends on Duke’s palliative care service, with special focus on improving the quality of life for people with advanced cancer and their families. Dr. Abernethy completed medical training, residency, and a fellowship in hematology and oncology at Duke University.
Duke University School of Medicine