Kerryn Reding, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor School of Nursing
University of Washington

Dr. Kerryn Reding’s research focuses on breast cancer, with particular interests in cancer prevention involving nutrition, exercise, and biomarkers of risk, as well as reducing racial disparities in breast cancer.

Research projects are focused on improving dietary and exercise habits among women at high-risk of breast cancer, and ancillary studies focused on an estrogen biomarker with relevance to cancer initiation. Her work in cancer disparities includes investigations of biologic and social factors contributing to racial differences in cancer mortality.  She recently partnered with Cierra Sisters, a community-based breast cancer support group, on a focus group project to learn more about the experiences of African American breast cancer survivors during their diagnosis and treatment.

Dr. Reding received her MPH from the University of Michigan in 2002 and her PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Washington School of Public Health in 2008.  After graduation, she completed two postdoctoral fellowships: the first focused on lifestyle factors in relation to biomarkers and cancer prevention at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; the second focused on biobehavioral intervention research at the University of Washington School of Nursing.



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