Susan Moeller Schneider
Susan Moeller Schneider

Susan Moeller Schneider

Associate Professor Emerita in the School of Nursing


Dr. Schneider is Associate Professor and serves as faculty lead for the oncology specialty at the School of Nursing. She received her doctorate in nursing from Case Western Reserve University, her Master of Science degree from Texas Woman’s University, and her BSN from the University of Akron. Dr. Schneider has extensive experience in pediatric and adult oncology nursing. She holds certification as a clinical nurse specialist and as an advanced oncology certified nurse.

Prior to joining the faculty at Duke University, Dr. Schneider taught in the oncology program at Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University, and was a clinical nurse specialist at University Hospitals of Cleveland. She is professionally active in a number of nursing . She has chaired the American Cancer Society Peer Review Committee on Scholarships and Professorships in Oncology Nursing, served as a member of the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) national board of directors, and is Past President of ONS. She is a board member for the Biden Cancer Initiative.  Dr. Schneider has received both the Excellence in Cancer Nursing Research and Excellence in Cancer Nursing Education Awards from the Oncology Nursing Society and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing.

Dr. Schneider's research interests include management of symptom distress in cancer patients, the use of distraction interventions to enhance coping, and the use of tailored protocols to promote chemotherapy adherence.

* Cancer Care
* Symptom Management
* Distraction Interventions
* Virtual Reality


Associate Professor Emerita in the School of Nursing in the School of Nursing

2021 School of Nursing

Member of the Duke Cancer Institute in the School of Medicine

2000 School of Medicine


M.S. 1985

1985 Texas Woman's University

Ph.D. 1998

1998 Case Western Reserve University

Research Assistant, Cystic Fribrosis

1980 University Hospitals of Cleveland

Staff Nurse, Comprehensive Cancer Center

1982 Ohio State University

Oncology CNS, Oncology

1991 University Hospitals of Cleveland

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Duke University School of Nursing
Durham, NC
Duke University School of Nursing
Durham, NC