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

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 Interest
Diabetes Management
Thyroid Disorders
Adrenal Disorders
Representative Publications
  • 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.
  • 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 -- Evans, K., Spratt, S., Lien, L., Vorderstrasse, A Implementation and evaluation of an evidence-based protocol to treat diabetic ketoacidosis: A quality improvement study Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal. 2014 .
  • 2015 -- Kreider, K. E. & Lien, L Transitioning Safely from Intravenous to Subcutaneous Insulin: A Comprehensive Review Current Diabetes Reports. 2015 15(5); .
  • 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 .
  • 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 .
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
  • 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.
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