Student Spotlight: Sophie Hurewitz, '22 (Neuroscience)


It is our pleasure to feature Sophie Hurewitz in the resurgence of our Student Spotlight! While some of you all may already know her as the president of the Neuroscience Majors Union (NMU), here is a chance to learn more! She hails from our nation’s capital and has been a shining star in the Neuroscience Department.

 “I am fascinated by early childhood neurological development and behavior with a particular interest in neurodevelopmental disabilities. Majoring in neuroscience has allowed me to pursue these interdisciplinary interests!”

She is currently the Co-PI on a study funded by the 2021 Bass Connections Student Research Award. The study aims to identify barriers and facilitators to early childhood diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder among Black and Latinx children in North Carolina.

A natural leader, Sophie has great plans for her life after Duke! After taking two years in-between Duke and medical school, she plans to become a developmental-behavioral pediatrician. This will allow her to combine her interests in health and education policy with clinical medicine and child and adolescent neurodevelopment.