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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

  • 2017 -- Kreider, K. E. Diabetes Distress or Major Depressive Disorder? A Practical Approach to Diagnosing and Treating Psychological Comorbidities of Diabetes Diabetes Therapy. 2017
  • 2017 -- Kreider, K.E, Padilla, B.I.; Pereira, K Hypoglycemia in Diabetes: Challenges and Opportunities in Care Journal for Nurse Practitioners. 2017 13(3); 228-234
  • 2017 -- Reagan, L., Pereira, K., Jefferson, V., Kreider, K.E Diabetes Self-Management Training in a Virtual Environment The Diabetes Educator. 2017
  • 2017 -- Bress, A.P., King, J., Kreider, K.E., Beddhu, S., Simmons, D., Cheung, A., ... Feinglos, M., & Papademetriou, V Effect of intensive versus standard blood pressure treatment according to baseline prediabetes status: A post-hoc analysis of a randomized trial Diabetes Care. 2017
  • 2017 -- Kreider, K. E., Padilla, B.I., Pereira, K Practical Approaches to Diagnosing, Treating and Preventing Hypoglycemia in Diabetes Diabetes Therapy. 2017 8(6); 1427-1435
  • 2017 -- Jester, A., Kreider, K.E*., Ochberg, R., Meek, J Effectiveness of Implementing Initial Strategies to Promote Awareness and Healthy Habits in Childhood Obesity: A Quality Improvement Study Journal of Pediatric Health Care. 2017
  • 2016 -- PubMed # : 27175966 Pereira, K. and Kreider, K. E. Caring for women with polycystic ovary syndrome. Nurse Pract. February, 2016 42(2); 39-47
  • 2016 -- Kreider, K.E. & Padilla, Blanca I Type 1 Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease The Nurse Practitioner. 2016 41(10); 18-25
  • 2016 -- Seol, H., Thompson, M., Kreider, K.E, & Vorderstrasse, A Diabetes Self-Management Quality Improvement Initiative for Medically Underserved Patients Journal of Nursing Care Quality. 2016
  • 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


Grant Funding (Selected)

  • Communities of Practice (CoP)

    HRSA 16-070
    07/2016 to 07/2019
    Role: Lead Faculty

    Project Goals: 1) create a collaborative model (Communities of Practice or CoP) with mechanisms to build and sustain partnerships between academic centers and clinical practice sites;2) develop and support clinical preceptors in preceptor preparedness, clinical knowledge, and scholarly endeavors within the CoP framework; 3) expand educational preparation for primary care advanced practice nurses (APNs) by advancing knowledge through a diabetes/endocrinology concentration within DUSON MSN program; 4) prepare and graduate culturally and ethnically diverse FNP and AGNP with the theoretical knowledge and skills to provide primary care and manage MCC in underserved ethnic groups in rural and community healthcare settings.

  • 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
Monday, June 25, 2018

Kathryn Kreider recently gave a presentation entitled "Diabetes Distress: Epidemiology, Impact and Treatment" at the American Diabetes Association 2018 Scientific Sessions in Orlando, FL. 

The Scientific Sessions strives to present the most up-to-date and relevant science for attendees. 

Monday, June 18, 2018

Building, growing and supporting a well-rounded community for preceptors is what two faculty members at Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) are embarking on a journey to accomplish.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Kathryn Kreider recently authored a chapter in a new book from the American Diabetes Association entitled "Atypical Diabetes."

Her chapter, co-authored by Mark Feinglos, is entitled "Familial Partial Lipodystrophy." 

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Blanca Iris Padilla and Kathryn Evans Kreider recently published an article entitled "Community of Inquiry Framework for Advanced Practice Nursing Students" in The Journal for Nurse Practitioners (JNP). 


Wednesday, April 25, 2018

A large showing of DUSON faculty members recently presented at the National Nurse Educator Summit in Salt Lake City, sponsored by ATI Nursing. The National Nurse Educator Summit features nursing professionals from across the country who share a passion for education and lifelong learning.

Faculty members who presented: 

Monday, March 26, 2018

Kathryn Kreider was recently recruited for and participated as an item writer for the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) National FNP Certification Exam. The FNP certification examination is an entry-level competency-based examination that tests clinical knowledge in family/individual across the life span (prenatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult, elderly and frail elderly primary care). The certifying body for the AANP exam is the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB).

Monday, March 19, 2018

Kathryn Kreider recently gave a presentation entitled "Diabetes...Type 1, Type 2 or Another Type?" at the International Endocrine Society's annual meeting in Chicago for the Endocrine Nurses Symposium

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.