Katherine W. Reeves

Katherine Reeves
Associate Dean of Graduate and Professional Studies and Associate Professor
412 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).

Publication List: 

PubMed Search Link

Key Publications: 

Reeves KW, Schneider S, Xue J, Kannan K, Mason H, Johnson M, Makari-Judson G, Díaz-Santana M. Bisphenol-A in breast adipose tissue of breast cancer cases and controls. Environmental Research. 2018; 167: 735-738. PMC in process.

Kiridly-Calderbank JF, Sturgeon SR, Kroenke CH, Reeves KW. Antidepressant use and risk of colorectal cancer in the Women’s Health Initiative. Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention. 2018; 27:892-898. PMID: 29789327

Reeves KW, Pennell M, Foraker RE, Crandall CJ, Stefanick M, Paskett ED. Predictors of vasomotor symptoms among breast cancer survivors. Journal of Cancer Survivorship. 2018; 12(3): 379-387. PMCID: PMC5955842

Reeves KW, Okereke OI, Qian J, Tamimi RM, Eliassen AH, Hankinson SE. Depression, antidepressant use and breast cancer risk in pre- and postmenopausal women: A prospective cohort study. Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention. 2017; 27(3):306-314. PMCID: PMC5835185

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. PMCID: PMC4925273