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Katherine C. Pereira, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, ADM-BC, FAAN, FAANP

Associate Professor
Director, Doctor of Nursing Practice Program
Phone: 
(919) 684-4244
Office: 
3055 Pearson Building

Kathy Pereira is Director of the Doctor of Nursing Practice program and holds dual appointments as Assistant Clinical Professor at the Duke School of Nursing and Nurse Practitioner in the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Nutrition of the Duke University Medical Center. She is a Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and the American Academy of Nursing.

Dr. Pereira earned her BSN at the University of Virginia, her MSN in the Family Nurse Practitioner program at the Duke University School of Nursing, and her DNP at the Duke University School of Nursing. She has considerable experience in the clinical care of patients with complicated diabetes, and is board certified in Advanced Diabetes Management. Her areas of interest include diabetes care, polycystic ovary syndrome and global health.

Academic Program Affiliations

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice Program
  • Master of Science in Nursing Program

Education

  • DNP - Duke University School of Nursing
  • MSN - Duke University School of Nursing
  • BSN - University of Virginia

Research Interests

Diabetes Prevention
Care of Type 2 Diabetes
Metabolic Syndrome
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Cardiac Risk Factor Modification
Diabetes and Pregnancy
Insulin Pump Therapy
General Endocrinology
Women’s Health

Awards and Honors

  • 2015 || Outstanding MSN Faculty Award, Duke University School of Nursing
  • 2014 || Fellow, American Academy of Nursing
  • 2013 || Fellow, American Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • 2013 || Outstanding MSN Faculty Award, Duke University School of Nursing
  • 2013 || Selected to participate in Global Nursing Leadership Institute, International Council of Nurses
  • 2012 || North Carolina State Award for Excellence, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • 2011 || Selected to participate in 2012 NCNA Leadership Academy, North Carolina Nurses Association
  • 2010 || Appointed to North Carolina Board of Nursing APRN Advisory Council
  • 2002 || Sigma Theta Tau, Nursing Honor Society

Areas of Expertise

  • Chronic Illness
  • Women's Health

Representative Publications

  • 2015 -- PubMed # : 25567758 Edelman, D. and Dolor, R. J. and Coffman, C. J. and Pereira, K. C. and Granger, B. B. and Lindquist, J. H. and Neary, A. M. and Harris, A. J. and Bosworth, H. B. Nurse-led behavioral management of diabetes and hypertension in community practices: a randomized trial. J Gen Intern Med. May, 2015 30(5); 626-33 PMC4395596
  • 2015 -- PubMed # : 25238257 Pereira, K. and Phillips, B. and Johnson, C. and Vorderstrasse, A. Internet delivered diabetes self-management education: a review. Diabetes Technol Ther. January, 2015 17(1); 55-63
  • 2014 -- PubMed # : 24713420 Johnson, C. and Feinglos, M. and Pereira, K. and Hassell, N. and Blascovich, J. and Nicollerat, J. and Beresford, H. F. and Levy, J. and Vorderstrasse, A. Feasibility and preliminary effects of a virtual environment for adults with Type 2 diabetes: Pilot study. JMIR Res Protoc. April, 2014 3(2); e23
  • 2013 -- Pereira, K. and Cantaglio, V. Stopping medications before knee or hip surgery (Advisor Forum) Clinical Advisor. December 6, 2013
  • 2013 -- PubMed # : 24170531 Pearce, M. J. and Pereira, K. and Davis, E. The psychological impact of diabetes: A practical guide for the nurse practitioner. J Am Assoc Nurse Pract. November, 2013 25(11); 578-83
  • 2013 -- PubMed # : 23916915 Crowley, M. J. and Bosworth, H. B. and Coffman, C. J. and Lindquist, J. H. and Neary, A. M. and Harris, A. C. and Datta, S. K. and Granger, B. B. and Pereira, K. and Dolor, R. J. and Edelman, D. Tailored Case Management for Diabetes and Hypertension (TEACH-DM) in a community population: study design and baseline sample characteristics. Contemp Clin Trials. September, 2013 36(1); 298-306
  • 2013 -- Hill, R. R. and Vorderstrasse, A. and Turner, B. and Pereira, K. and Thompson, J. Screening for depression in patients with diabetes: Addressing the challenge. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners. April, 2013 9(4); 208-213
  • 2013 -- Johnson, C. and Feenan, K. and Setliff, G. and Pereira, K. and Hassell, N. and Beresford, H. F. and Epps, S. and Nicollerat, J. and Tatum, W. and Feinglos, M. and Vorderstrasse, A. Building a virtual environment for diabetes self-management education and support International Journal of Virtual Communities and Social Networking (IJVCSN). 2013 5(3); 1-13
  • 2012 -- Pereira, K. C. Eyes In Health Assessment and Physical Examination edited by Estes, M. E.. 2012; : Delmar. 2012
  • 2011 -- Pereira, K. Insulin pumps for Type 2 diabetes: A useful tool? Practical Diabetology. March, 2011 30(1); 26-27

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Grant Funding (Selected)

  • eHealth: Second Life Impacts Diabetes Education & Self-Management (SLIDES)

    National Institutes of Health
    1R21-LM010727-01
    05/2010 to 05/2012
    Role: Co-investigator

    Project goal: Develop an immersive diabetes community (SLIDES) in Second Life and assess its feasibility and acceptability.

  • Advanced Diabetes Management for Nurse Practitioners

    Department of Health and Human Services
    1D09-HP08059-01-00
    07/2007 to 06/2010
    Role: Education Director of Institutional Training Program

    Project Goal: To prepare expert advanced practice nurses in the prevention and management of diabetes, particularly in high risk and underserved populations

  • Tailored Case Management for Diabetes and Hypertension

    National Institutes of Health
    R01-DK074672-01A2
    12/2007 to 11/2012
    Role: Co-investigator

    Project Goal: To assess the effects of tailored telephone case management for patients with diabetes and hypertension

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program launches the new DNP Executive Leadership Specialty beginning in fall 2017.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Katherine Pereria published an article entitled "Biosimilar Glargine Insulin: Implications for Prescribers and Patients" in the "Prescription Pad" section of the March issue of the Journal for Nurse Practitioners.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Kathryn Kreider, Blanca "Iris" Padilla and Katherine Pereira published an article entitled "Hypoglycemia in Diabetes: Challenges and Opportunities in Care" in the March issue of the Journal for Nurse Practitioners.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Katherine "Kathy" Pereira, Nancy Short and Ellie McConnell co-author an article entitled "Mega Teaching Health Centers: A New Model to Power CHCs" with the Health Affairs Blog. Other co-authors include Richard Rieselbach, Peter Shin, Greg Nycz, and Kenneth Schmader.

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Friday, September 23, 2016

Bradi Granger, Katherine Pereira and Rachel Richesson recently published an article entitled "Assessing electronic health record phenotypes against gold-standard diagnostic criteria for diabetes mellitus" in the September issue of the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Katherine Pereira publishes article entitled "Implementing an Evidence Based Guideline for Overweight/Obese Adults" in the Journal of Nurse Practitioners. Co-authors included Lorraine K. Perkins, DNP, FNP-BC, family nurse practitioner at Sentara Family Medicine in Williamsburg, Virginia; Ryan J. Shaw, PhD, RN, assistant professor at the Duke University School of Nursing; Gregory J.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Katherine "Kathy" Pereira published an article entitled "Rapid Response: Hyponatremia signals acute adrenal insufficiency" in the July issue of American Nurse Today.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Katherine “Kathy” Pereira, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, ADM-BC, FAAN, FAANP, associate professor, has been appointed director of the Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) Doctor of Nursing Practice  (DNP)Program, effective July 1.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Kathryn Evans Kreider and Katherine Pereira recently published an article entitled "Caring for women with polycystic ovary syndrome" in the May issue of the Nurse Practitioner.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Katherine Pereira, Alison Edie and DNP alumna Sage Davis co-authored an article entitled "A Peer-led Diabetes Education Program in a Homeless Community to Improve Diabetes Knowledge and Empowerment" in the April issue of the Journal of Community Health Nursing.

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