Katherine W. Reeves

Professional Title: 
Assistant Professor
Department: 
Epidemiology
Telephone: 
413-577-4298
Campus Address: 
410 Arnold House
Education: 

B.S., Yale University, 2002; M.P.H., The Ohio State University, 2003; Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 2008

Area(s) of Specialization: 

Cancer epidemiology, women's health, mammographic density, cancer survivorship

Research Description: 

My research training and experience is in breast cancer epidemiology, with a strong focus on determinants of mammographic density. To date, I have published on how body composition, physical activity, and inflammatory factors affect mammographic density. Additionally, I have an ongoing pilot study examining the impact of weight loss on change in mammographic density. Recently I have expanded my research focus to study the health of breast cancer survivors as well as determinants and effects of vasomotor symptoms in healthy women.

Key Publications: 

Reeves KW, McLaughlin V, Fredman L, Ensrud KE, Cauley JA. Components of Metabolic Syndrome and Risk of Breast Cancer by Prognostic Features in the Study of Osteoporotic Fractures Cohort. Cancer Causes and Control. In press.

Reeves KW, Weissfeld JL, Modugno F, Diergaarde B. Circulating levels of inflammatory markers and mammographic density among postmenopausal women. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment. 2011; 127(2): 555-563.

Reeves KW, Stone RA, Modugno F, Ness RB, Vogel VG, Weissfeld JL, Habel L, Vuga M, Cauley JA. A method to estimate off-schedule observations in a longitudinal study. Annals of Epidemiology. 2011; 21(4): 297-303.

Reeves KW, Ness RB, Stone RA, Weissfeld JL, Vogel VG, Powers R, Modugno F, Cauley JA.  Vascular endothelial growth factor and breast cancer risk. Cancer Causes and Control. 2009; 20: 375-386.

Reeves KW, Stone RA, Modugno F, Ness RB, Vogel VG, Weissfeld JL, Habel L, Sternfeld B, Cauley JA. Longitudinal association of anthropometry with mammographic breast density in the Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation (SWAN). International Journal of Cancer. 2009; 124: 1169-1177.


Katherine Reeves Curriculum Vitae