University of Washington School of Public Health

Kerryn Reding - SPH Faculty Bio

Kerryn Reding

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Assistant Professor, Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Informatics
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Epidemiology

University of Washington
Box 357266
School of Nursing, Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems
kreding@uw.edu

Research Interests

Reducing cancer incidence and recurrence, with particular interests in lifestyle interventions and biomarkers of risk, as well as reducing racial disparities in breast cancer

My research focuses on reducing cancer incidence and recurrence, with particular interests in lifestyle interventions and biomarkers of risk, as well as reducing racial disparities in breast cancer.

My current research projects include:

  1. Nutrition and physical activity intervention among women at high-risk of breast cancer.  This intervention is individually tailored with the goal of bringing about a sustainable lifestyle change.

  2. Ancillary study focused on a novel estrogen biomarker in the Women's Health Initiative (WHI). This project is the first to examine this biomarker prospectively for its link to breast cancer and will utilize the vast data collected in the WHI study.

  3. Feasibility study of biomarkers within cancer survivors enrolled in the LIVESTRONG YMCA exercise program. This project examines mechanistic pathways that might explain how exercise improves cancer survival. My research also investigates biologic and social factors contributing to racial differences in cancer mortality.

Related Links

Epidemiology Biography Page

Education

PhD   Epidemiology, University of Washington, 2008
MPH   Epidemiology, University of Michigan, 2002
BS   Zoology, Arizona State University, 1998