Kristin Schroeder

Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Kristin Schroeder
Kristin Schroeder


I have a strong belief that all children diagnosed with cancer should have the same chance of cure regardless of where they live. Since 2014, i have spent six or more months per year in Mwanza, Tanzania, at the Bugando Medical Centre as part of the Duke Global Cancer Program. In addition to developing capacity for pediatric cancer care, my research focuses on creating interventions to improve outcomes and reducing treatment abandonment in low resource settings. 

As a trained pediatric neuro-oncologist, I am also involved in neuro-oncology capacity development in Sub-Saharan Africa, and am collaborating with a multidisciplinary team in Tanzania to establish diagnostic and treatment opportunities for patients. 


Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the School of Medicine

2023 School of Medicine

Assistant Research Professor of Global Health in the Institutes and Provost's Academic Units

2017 Institutes and Provost's Academic Units

Member of the Duke Cancer Institute in the School of Medicine

2020 School of Medicine


M.P.H. 2002

2002 West Virginia University

M.D. 2007

2007 Georgetown University School of Medicine

Pediatric Internship and Residency

2010 University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, School of Medicine

Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Fellowship, Pediatrics Hem/Onc

2013 Duke University School of Medicine

Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Fellowship, Tisch Brain Tumor Center

2014 Duke University School of Medicine

Global Health Fellowship, Hubert Yeargen Center For Global Health

2016 Duke University

Publications, Grants & Awards

DCI Centers, Cancer Types & Labs

Offices & Contact

330 Trent Drive, Rm 390
Durham, NC
Box 102382
Durham, NC