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Kathryn E. Kreider, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC

Assistant Professor
(919) 613-9769
2113 Pearson Building

Dr. Kathryn Evans Kreider joined the School of Nursing faculty in July, 2014. She graduated from Samford University with a BS in psychology in 2004, and earned her BSN (2005) and MSN (2007) at University of Florida. She completed her DNP at the Duke University School of Nursing in 2013, and her capstone project (“The implementation and evaluation of an evidence-based protocol to treat diabetic ketoacidosis: a quality improvement study”) received the Outstanding Capstone Project award for 2014.

Dr. Kreider, a board-certified family nurse practitioner, currently practices in Duke’s Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Nutrition. Her practice includes the management of patients with disorders of the endocrine system (specifically diabetes, thyroid, adrenal and metabolic disorders) and evaluating patients in the Duke Lipid Clinic. Dr. Kreider has delivered educational presentations to the Duke community on the management of diabetes and other endocrine disorders for many years. As a member of the Duke Diabetes Research Clinic, she has served as an investigator in various diabetes and hypertension clinical trials, and is currently involved with two separate NIH/NIDDK trials, including a glycemia reduction study (GRADE) and a hypertension trial (SPRINT), as well as several industry sponsored studies evaluating new treatment modalities for type 2 diabetes. She is the primary investigator of a pilot study evaluating the efficacy of a mobile app to guide provider clinical management for inpatient diabetes.

Academic Program Affiliations

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


  • DNP - Duke University
  • MSN - University of Florida
  • BSN - University of Florida

Research Interests

Research interests include:
• Diabetes, type 1
• Diabetes, type 2
• Obesity in diabetes
• Nutrition for diabetes
• Diabetic ketoacidosis
• Inpatient diabetes management
• Self-management for diabetes
• Depression in diabetes
• Thyroid dysfunction
• Chronic disease

Awards and Honors

  • 2014 || Graduation Speaker, North Carolina Nursing Association's Leadership Academy
  • 2014 || Certificate of Honorable Mention, American Association of Colleges of Nursing's (AACN) Excellence in Advancing Nursing Practice
  • 2014 || Honorary DNP Degree Marshall, May 2014 Graduation, Duke University School of Nursing
  • 2014 || Outstanding Capstone Project, DNP Cohort, Duke University 2014 School of Nursing
  • 2007 || Clinical Excellence Award, MSN program recipient, University of Florida
  • 2005 || Clinical Excellence Award, ABSN program recipient, University of Florida
  • 2005 || Florida League for Nursing Student Clinical Excellence Award
  • 2001 || LEAD Scholar (Leadership, Education, Diversity)
  • 2001 || Presidential Scholar

Areas of Expertise

  • Adult Health
  • Chronic Illness
  • Clinical Research Management
  • Family Health

Areas of Interest

Diabetes Management
Thyroid Disorders
Adrenal Disorders

Representative Publications

  • 2015 -- PubMed # : 25772640 Kreider, K. E. and Lien, L. F. Transitioning safely from intravenous to subcutaneous insulin. Curr Diab Rep. May, 2015 15(5); article 23
  • 2014 -- PubMed # : 24785671 Evans, K. J. and Thompson, J. and Spratt, S. E. and Lien, L. F. and Vorderstrasse, A. The implementation and evaluation of an evidence-based protocol to treat diabetic ketoacidosis: a quality improvement study. Adv Emerg Nurs J. Apr-Jun, 2014 36(2); 189-98

Grant Funding (Selected)

  • Diabetes Self-Management & Support LIVE (Learning in Virtual Environments)

    National Institutes of Health/NHLBI
    06/2013 to 05/2018
    Role: Interventionist

    Project Goal: Evaluate the efficacy of a technologically based bio-behavioral diabetes self-management training and support (DSMT/S) intervention in a virtual environment.

  • SPRINT (Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial)

    N01-HC-95257 Sub-award 30209
    11/2010 to 11/2014
    Role: Sub-investigator

    Project Goal: To determine whether randomization to the intensive strategy (target SBP <120 mm Hg) is more effective than a standard strategy (target SBP < 140 mm Hg) in reducing the incidence of serious cardiovascular disease events.

  • GRADE (Glycemia Reduction and Approaches in Diabetes: A Comparative Effectiveness Study)

    1U01-DK098246-01 Sub-award S-GRD1213-EAB
    05/2013 to 05/2014
    Role: Sub-investigator

    Project Goal: The primary purpose of this study is to do a comparative effectiveness study of the metabolic effects of four common anti-diabetic drugs when combined with metformin in a recent-onset of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) population.

  • Breakfast Nutrition and Inpatient Glycemia

    Duke University Hospital Internal Funding
    01/2012 to 12/2013
    Role: Co-investigator

    Project Goal: A comparison of current standard of care meals versus new menus (in which we redistributed the macronutrient content to de-emphasize carbohydrate- and encourage protein-content) was conducted. We hypothesized that the new menus will lead to an improvement in inpatient glycemic control, which can decrease incidence of infection and potentially shorten length-of-stay.

  • Daily Tadalafil and Gastric Emptying Time in Diabetic Gastroparesis

    Duke University Hospital Internal Funding
    01/2011 to 12/2013
    Role: Sub-investigator
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.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Elaine Kauschinger presented two posters at the AACN Master's Education Conference and CNL Summit held in Atlanta, Georgia. The title of her posters were "Virtual Patient Simulation: Implementation & Pilot Evaluation of a Cloud-Based, Interactive, Case-Based Learning Platform for Online MSN Courses" and "eMentor: An informal, semi-structured online intercollegiate mentorship experience."

Monday, February 27, 2017

Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) and its Institute for Educational Excellence will host the 7th annual Pursuing Radical Transformation in Nursing Education Conference March 30 and 31. This year’s theme is “Promoting Deeper Learning.”

Friday, February 10, 2017

Kathyrn Kreider published an article entitled "Diabetes Distress or Major Depressive Disorder? A Practical Approach to Diagnosing and Treating Psychological Comorbidities of Diabetes" in the February issue of Diabetes Therapy.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

DNP alumna Haesun Seol published an article entitled "Diabetes Self-management Quality Improvement Initiative for Medically Underserved Patients" in the Journal of Nursing Care Quality. Co-authors include Mark Thompson, Kathryn Evans Kreider, and Allison Vorderstrasse.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Kathyn Kreider and Iris Padilla published an article entitled "Type 1 Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease" in the Nurse Practitioner journal.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Blanca “Iris” Padilla, PhD, FNP-BC, assistant professor for Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) and project director of the Communities of Practice grant, and Kathryn Kreider, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, assistant professor and lead faculty of the endocrinology specia

Friday, July 8, 2016

School of Nursing faculty, staff and students were quite busy in San Antonio, Texas as they represented nursing excellence at the 2016 American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) National Conference June 21-26.

Podium or panel presentations were completed by:

  • Iris Padilla and Kathryn Evans Kreider, entitled "Reducing Cardiovascular Risk in Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes.”

  • Kathy Trotter, entitled “When breast cancer survivors return to primary care: Beyond pink ribbons.”

Friday, July 1, 2016

Iris Padilla and Kathryn Kreider delivered a podium presentation at the national American Association of Nurse Practitioners conference in June. The title of the talk was "Reducing Cardiovascular Risk in Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes."

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Kathryn Evans Kreider co-authored a book chapter entitled "Transitioning from intravenous to subcutaneous insulin" in the newest American Diabetes Association book titled "Managing Diabetes and Hyperglycemia in the hospital setting." The book highlights the important aspects of inpatient diabetes management.