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Katherine C. Pereira
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Office: 3055 Pearson Building
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Katherine C. Pereira, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, ADM-BC, FAAN, FAANP


Director, Doctor of Nursing Practice Program

  • Brief Bio

    Kathy Pereira is Director of the Doctor of Nursing Practice program and holds dual appointments as Assistant Clinical Professor at the Duke School of Nursing and Nurse Practitioner in the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Nutrition of the Duke University Medical Center. She is a Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and the American Academy of Nursing.

    Dr. Pereira earned her BSN at the University of Virginia, her MSN in the Family Nurse Practitioner program at the Duke University School of Nursing, and her DNP at the Duke University School of Nursing. She has considerable experience in the clinical care of patients with complicated diabetes, and is board certified in Advanced Diabetes Management. Her areas of interest include diabetes care, polycystic ovary syndrome and global health.

    Academic Program Affiliations

    Doctor of Nursing Practice Program
    Master of Science in Nursing Program


    DNPDuke University School of Nursing
    MSNDuke University School of Nursing
    BSNUniversity of Virginia

    Professional Certifications

    FNP-BCFamily Nurse Practitioner, Board Certified
    ADM-BCAdvanced Diabetes Management Nurse Practitioner, Board Certified

    Research Interests

    Diabetes Prevention
    Care of Type 2 Diabetes
    Metabolic Syndrome
    Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
    Cardiac Risk Factor Modification
    Diabetes and Pregnancy
    Insulin Pump Therapy
    General Endocrinology
    Women’s Health

    Clinical Interests

    Kathy Pereira's responsibilities as Family Nurse Practitioner in the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Nutrition (Duke University Medical Center Private Diagnostic Clinic) include assessment and medical management of patients with complex endocrine disorders, with clinical emphases on:
    ● patients with Type 2 diabetes, polycystic ovary syndrome, and metabolic syndrome, and
    ● diabetes prevention.