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Linda L. Smith, PA, MS

Instructor, Integrative Health Coach Professional Training Program

Ms. Smith is a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach. As one of the founding executive team members of Duke Integrative Medicine, she is a core collaborator in bringing the vision of this new field of medicine to fruition at Duke from conception through operational planning and program development.

She is the Founder of Duke’s Integrative Health Coach Professional Training (IHCPT) and served as the Director of Educational Programs from 2007-2019. For more than 30 years, Ms. Smith has worked as a trainer, facilitator, designer and director of health and wellness programs. She is a national speaker and a corporate retreat trainer in resiliency, health behavior change, mindfulness, stress management and personal health planning for maximum wellness.

Ms. Smith served as a leadership member of the National Board of Health and Wellness Coaching from inception to 2019 developing national certification standards for this emerging field in healthcare. She is a chief medical editor for the book The Duke Encyclopedia of New Medicine: Conventional & Alternative Medicine for All Ages.

Ms. Smith received her Physician Assistant Certification from Philadelphia University and her Master of Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Nebraska.


  • MS, University of Nebraska
  • Physician Assistant Certification, Philadelphia University
  • Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers
  • National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach
  • Certified Integrative Health Coach, Duke Integrative Medicine
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