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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 and was awarded an honorable mention by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN).
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. As a member of the Duke Diabetes Research Clinic, she has served as an investigator in various diabetes and hypertension clinical trials including 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 serves as the appointed chair of education for the Endocrine Nurses Society. Additionally, Dr. Kreider was recently appointed to the Professional Practice Committee for the American Diabetes Association, the committee that writes the Standards of Medical Care of Diabetes each year. Dr. Kreider is the lead faculty for the endocrinology specialty at DUSON.

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
Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Kathryn Kreider was recently interviewed and featured in an article entitled "North Carolina NPs: The Fight for Full Practice Authority" published on Anne Derouin was also quoted in the article from a previous interview. 

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Kathryn Kreider was recently invited to serve on the professional practice committee for the American Diabetes Association (ADA) due to her exceptional reputation as a leader in clinical practice and research in the field of diabetes.  The professional practice committee is a multidisciplinary expert committee comprised of physicians, diabetes educators, registered dietitians and others who have expertise in a range of areas.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Kathryn Kreider and Brett Morgan were recently selected for the 2018 Duke Clinical Leadership Program (DCLP). DCLP is designed for mid-career clinical faculty who show extraordinary promise for future leadership roles at Duke.  

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Kathryn Kreider, Katherine Pereira and Iris Padilla recently published an article entitled "Practical Approaches to Diagnosing, Treating and Preventing Hypoglycemia in Diabetes" in Diabetes Therapy. 


Thursday, August 17, 2017

Kathryn Evans Kreider recently published an article entitled "Effect of Intensive Versus Standard Blood Pressure Treatment According to Baseline Prediabetes Status: A Post Hoc Analysis of a Randomized Trial" in the August issue of the American Diabetes Association Diabetes Care.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Katherine Pereira, Kathryn Evans Kreider and Allison Vorderstrasse published an article entitled "Diabetes Self-management Training in Virtual Environment" in the June issue of the Diabetes Educator. Co-authors include Constance Johnson and experts from the University of Connecticut School of Nursing, New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing, Yale School of Nursing and the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Nursing.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Kathyrn Evans Kreider was the co-author for a poster entitled "Intensive Blood Pressure Control Reduces Cardiovascular Events in Patients with Prediabetes" that was presented at the American Diabetes Association's 77th Scientific Sessions in San Diego, Calif. 

The poster results were part of the SPRINT research study evaluating ideal blood pressure control in patients at risk for cardiovascular disease.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Elaine Kauschinger, Iris Padilla, Kathryn Kreider and Liz Rende recently presented at the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty 43rd Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. 

Kauschinger presented on "eMentor Project: An informational, semi-structured online intercollegiate mentorship experience."

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Kathryn Kreider recently presented a poster and podium presentation at the International Endocrine Society Meeting in Orlando, Fla. She discussed the new first DUSON endocrinology specialty for nurse practitioners. Her poster was a high scoring submission and she was asked to give a podium presentation outlining the specialty. Iris Padilla is the co-author of the poster.

The meeting attracts more than 9,000 clinicians, researchers and educators in the specialty.