MSW, LGSWDirector of Young Adult and Psychosocial Support Programs, Smith Center for Healing and the Arts
Erin Price, MSW, LGSW was driven to help others facing cancer shortly after her own breast cancer diagnosis in 2010 at the age of 27. Since then, she has become a leader in the DC cancer community, with a special interest in advocating for and providing support to young adults diagnosed with cancer. She believes in the power of community and strives to help those faced with cancer connect to other survivors so that no one has to go through it alone. Erin works at Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, an integrative cancer support organization located in Washington, DC. As Smith Center’s Director of Young Adult & Psychosocial Programs, Erin provides support to meet the whole-person needs of cancer patients. She also provides resources to young women diagnosed with breast cancer in the DC area through the Young Survival Coalition, where she serves as a State Leader, RISE Legacy Advocate, and former Face-to-Face Support Group leader. Erin is a graduate of the National Breast Cancer Coalition’s Project LEAD scientific research advocacy training and an experienced Grant Reviewer for the Department of Defense Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program. She is also a member of the Georgetown Breast Cancer Advocates where she works with a team of patient advocates alongside researchers, clinicians and other stakeholders to ensure research is patient-centered, innovative, evidence-based and accessible. Erin received her Bachelor degree from the University of Mary Washington and a Master of Social Work from the Catholic University of America. She has presented at the NCI Post Treatment Surveillance Workshop, Association of Oncology Social Worker Annual Conference, the OCRFA Ovarian Cancer National Conference, and has co-authored papers published in Cancer Research and the Journal of Clinical Oncology.