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Department of Psychiatry Faculty

Photo: Sonia A. Duffy, Ph.D. (Adjunct)

Sonia A. Duffy, Ph.D. (Adjunct)

Contact Information


Primary Programs/Services:
VA Medical Center


  • Ph.D., Public Health, University of Illinois (1999)
  • M.S.N., University of Michigan (1985)

Research Interest:

  • Cancer-related issues including smoking and alcohol cessation, depression, and quality of life
  • Multifaceted, cancer-related interventions and end-of-life issues

Academic Appointment:

  • Associate Research Professor, Otorhinolaryngology Department
  • Adjunct Research Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry

Recent or Representative Publications:

  • Duffy S, Burton D: Cartoon characters as tobacco warning labels. Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, 154, 1230-1236, 2000.
  • Duffy S, Terrell J, Valenstein M, Ronis D, Copeland L, Connors M: Prevalence of smoking, alcohol, and depression in head and neck cancer patients: A pilot study. General Hospital Psychiatry, 24(3), 140-147, 2002.
  • Lambert M, Terrell JE, Ronis DL, Copeland L, Duffy SA: Cigarettes, alcohol, and depression: Characterizing head and neck cancer survivors in two systems of care. Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 7(2), 233-41, 2005.
  • Duffy S, Jackson F, Schim S, Ronis D, Fowler K: Racial/ethnic preferences, gender preferences, and perceived discrimination related to end-of-life care (In press Journal of the American Geriatric Society).