Katherine W. Reeves

Katherine Reeves
Associate Professor and Program Head, Epidemiology
411 Arnold House



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, breast cancer, endocrine disruption

Research Description: 

My research seeks to identify modifiable risk factors for breast cancer, with the ultimate goal of reducing breast cancer morbidity and mortality. Specifically, my research focuses on modifiable factors that may mediate breast cancer risk through hormonal pathways, including depression and/or antidepressant use, endocrine-disrupting chemicals such as bisphenol-A (BPA) or phthalates, and obesity and metabolic disease. I seek to understand how these factors may impact breast cancer risk and mammographic density (a strong breast cancer risk factor).

Key Publications: 

Corbasson I, Hankinson SE, Stanek EJ, Reeves KW. Urinary bisphenol-A, phthalate metabolites and body composition in U.S. adults, NHANES 1999-2006. International Journal of Environmental Health Research. In Press.

Reeves KW, Okereke OI, Qian J, Tworoger SS, Rice MS, Hankinson SE. Antidepressant use and circulating prolactin levels. Cancer Causes and Control. 2016. 27:853-861.

Brown SB, Hankinson SE, Arcaro KF, Qian J, Reeves KW. Depression, Antidepressant Use and Postmenopausal Breast Cancer Risk. Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention. 2016. 25:158-164.

Hart V, Reeves KW, Sturgeon SR, Reich NG, Seivert LL, Kerlikowske K, Ma L, Sheperd J, Tice JA, Mahmoudzadeh AP, Malkov S, Sprague BL. The effect of change in body mass index on volumetric measures of mammographic density. Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention. 2015; 24:1724-30.

Reeves KW, Luo J Hankinson SE, Hendryx M, Margolis KL, Manson JE, Franke AA. Within-person variability of urinary bisphenol-A in postmenopausal women. Environmental Research. 2014; 135:285-288.

Houghton SC, Reeves KWHankinson SE, Crawford L, Lane D, Wactawski-Wende J, Thomson C, Ockene J, Sturgeon SR. Perineal powder use and risk of ovarian cancer. Journal of the National Cancer Institute. In press.