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Katherine Reeder-Hayes

Associate Professor, School of Medicine, UNC-Chapel Hill


Associate Professor, School of Medicine, UNC-Chapel Hill

Katherine Reeder-Hayes, MD MBA MS, is a breast oncologist and health services researcher focused on comparative effectiveness, race disparities in breast cancer outcomes, and interventions to improve cancer care delivery to underserved populations.  Her prior work includes Big Data analyses highlighting racial disparities in delivery of surgical innovations, targeted therapy, and endocrine therapy for breast cancer.  She is a key co-investigator of the Carolina Breast Cancer Study, a large and racially diverse population-based cohort study, including publications on endocrine therapy adherence, treatment delays, financial toxicity, and biologic and treatment contributors to gaps in survival.  She is a member of the Health Disparities committee of the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology, and incoming chair of the Health Equity Committee of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.  She currently co-leads a national randomized controlled trial of interventions to improve medication adherence in racially diverse breast cancer survivors, the GETSET study, with fellow CORP member Stephanie Wheeler, PhD.  She also collaborates with multiple other members of the Cancer Outcomes Research Program, including Jennifer Lund and Justin Trogdon. When not at work, she enjoys gardening, running, backpacking and trying to make Cooks Illustrated recipes come out right.

Quality of Cancer Care Delivery

Comparative Effectiveness Research

Health Disparities/Equity