New Admin. Director For Supportive Care Services

December 9, 2014
By: Karen E. Butler, Director of Communications, DCI

Cheyenne Corbett, PhD, LMFT, director of the Duke Cancer Patient Support Program (DCPSP), has been named to serve as administrative director for Cancer Supportive Care Services.

“Cheyenne has proven to be an effective leader, who has established collaborative relationships across oncology services, within the community, and with Duke Cancer Patient Support Program board members and donors,” said Steve Patierno, PhD, deputy director of the DCI. “Providing the best supportive care possible to patients facing cancer and their families has been her passion, and she has done this exceedingly well through her leadership of the clinical, research, and education programs of the DCPSP.”

A native of Ontario, Canada, Corbett received her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from the University of Western Ontario. She received her Master of Science degree in marriage and family therapy from Nova Southeastern University (NSU), in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where she also completed her doctorate degree in marriage and family therapy. Corbett is a licensed marriage and family therapist. Her area of clinical expertise is in the psychosocial care of patients diagnosed with cancer and their families.

Corbett joined Duke in 2002 as a counselor with the Duke Cancer Patient Support Program. In 2002, she assumed the role of assistant director and in 2006 was named director of the Duke Cancer Patient Support Program.

“We have some incredible clinicians and researchers in psychosocial oncology, and broader supportive care, and I think this new role will help to connect us all, across all our DCI sites, with a goal of better serving our patients facing cancer and their families,” said Corbett. “I look forward to working more closely with these colleagues, in this new capacity, to enhance our ability to connect patients and family members with supportive care services throughout their cancer experience.”

In her new role Corbett will be responsible for facilitating the planning, development, management, implementation, and evaluation of the DCI supportive care programs, which include, but are not limited to, psycho-social services/patient family support, patient navigation, creative therapies such as pet, art and recreation therapy, survivorship, palliative care and genetic counseling. She will collaborate with key constituents DCI-wide to enhance the efficiency of, and access to, these services by patients and their families across all of our patient care settings.