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Linda L. Smith, PA, MS

Director of Educational Programs

Ms. Smith is the Director of Educational Programs for Duke Integrative Medicine (Duke IM), a Physician Assistant, and the founder and director of Duke’s Integrative Health Coach Professional Training (IHCPT). As one of the founding executive team members of Duke IM, 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.

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 is a member of the Leadership Board of Directors of the International Consortium for Credentialing Health and Wellness Coaches 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, International Consortium for Health & Wellness Coaching
  • Certified Integrative Health Coach, Duke Integrative Medicine
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