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Kerryn Reding PhD, MPH, RN

Associate Professor
Affiliate Associate Professor, University of Washington School of Public Health
Assistant Member, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Public Health Sciences Division

My research centers upon on biobehavioral and health disparities research, with a particular focus on health promotion and breast cancer survival. In the context of health promotion, I am engaged in research investigating the impact of lifestyle interventions (primarily focused on improving nutrition and physical activity habits) on obesity-related biomarkers relevant to cardiovascular disease and cancer prevention, with a particular focus on underserved communities. With respect to breast cancer survival, my projects focus on (1) racial disparities in breast cancer treatment, including projects to evaluate the utility of mobile health tools for use among racial minorities diagnosed with breast cancer; (2) biologic markers relevant to breast cancer, including investigation of novel hormone biomarkers and investigation of biologic predictors of treatment-induced side effects among breast cancer patients; and (3) investigation of the impact on survival of cardiovascular medications among breast cancer patients.



  • PhD, University of Washington, 2008
  • MPH, University of Michigan, 2002
  • BS, Arizona State University, 1998

What classes do you teach?

Pharmacotherapeutics in Nursing Practice: NURS 309
Nursing Inquiry to Support Evidence-Based Practice: NMETH 535

What do you love about the UW School of Nursing?

I find the UW School of Nursing to be a fabulous place to conduct work that can have an impact on people’s lives. Through my role as an educator, I can impact the future of nursing by teaching our bright students to think critically and be excellently prepared for their future careers. Through my role as a researcher, I am able to conduct research that can impact people’s lives – ranging from implementing lifestyle interventions in at-risk communities to examining factors directly relevant to survival among breast cancer patients. I feel so fortunate to have the opportunity to do this work for which I am passionate!


Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Informatics

Research Areas

  • Innovative Interventions
  • Health Equity
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