Kathryn E. Weaver, Ph.D.Wake Forest School of Medicine

Education & Training

  • B.A., Depauw University, 2000
  • M.S., University of Miami, 2002
  • Ph.D., University of Miami, 2006
  • M.P.H., University of Illinois-Chicago, 2007


  • Am Psychological Assn
  • Soc Of Behavioral Medicine
Kathryn E. Weaver, Ph.D.

Kathryn E. Weaver, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Social Sciences & Health Policy
Center for Cancer Genomics
Comprehensive Cancer Center
Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity
Office of Women in Medicine and Science
Translational Science Institute

Research Interests

cancer/oncogenesis, cardiac function, cross(mult/tnslat/inter)discip, epidemiology, health services, research/outc, minority health issues, substance abuse, women's health issues

Contact Information

Academic: 336-713-5062 | Department: 336-713-5062


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Recent Publications

Hatcher JL, Sterba KR, Tooze JA, Day TA, Carpenter MJ, Alberg AJ, Sullivan CA, Fitzgerald NC, Weaver KE. Tobacco use and surgical outcomes in patients with head and neck cancer. Head Neck. 2016;38(5):700-706.

Weaver KE, Leach CR, Leng X, Danhauer SC, Klepin HD, Vaughan L, Naughton M, Chlebowski RT, Vitolins MZ, Paskett E. Physical functioning among women 80 years of age and older with and without a cancer history. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2016;71(Suppl 1):S23-S30.

Nightingale CL, Sterba KR, Tooze JA, Milliron BJ, Tetrick LA, Paek MS, Weaver KE. Vulnerable characteristics and interest in wellness programs among head and neck cancer caregivers. Support Care Cancer. 2016;():.

Lewis JA, Petty WJ, Tooze JA, Miller DP, Chiles C, Miller AA, Bellinger C, Weaver KE. Low-dose CT lung cancer screening practices and attitudes among primary care providers at an academic medical center. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2015;24(4):664-670.

Leach CR, Weaver KE, Aziz NM, Alfano CM, Bellizzi KM, Kent EE, Forsythe LP, Rowland JH. The complex health profile of long-term cancer survivors: prevalence and predictors of comorbid conditions. J Cancer Surviv. 2015;9(2):239-251.

Alberg AJ, Worley ML, Tooze JA, Hatcher JL, Carpenter MJ, Day TA, Sullivan CA, Warren GW, Sterba KR, Weaver KE. The validity of self-reported recent smoking in head and neck cancer surgical patients. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015;153(6):990-995.

Nightingale C, Weaver K, Tooze J, Milliron BJ, Paek MS, Sterba K. Interest in wellness programs among caregivers of head and neck cancer patients [abstract]. Psychooncology. 2015;24(Suppl 2):189.

Weaver K, Kaplan S, Urbanic J, Case D, Zbikowski S, Dakhil CSR, Shaw E, Danhauer S. Incorporating evidence-based smoking cessation into community oncology practices: feasibility and preliminary efficacy of an enhanced quitline-based smoking cessation intervention for cancer survivors [abstract]. Psychooncology. 2015;24(Suppl 2):32.

Weaver KE, Urbanic JJ, Case D, Kaplan SG, Lesser GJ, Zbikowski S, Bryant D, Dakhil SR, Wilson C, Shaw EG, Danhauer S. Preliminary efficacy of an enhanced quitline smoking cessation intervention for cancer patients [abstract]. J Clin Oncol. 2015;33(15 Suppl):e20671.

Urbanic JJ, Case D, Baez-Diaz L, Brown DR, Strasser J, Enevold G, Naughton M, Weaver KE, Baglan K, Bryant D, Langefeld C, Lad TE, Lee L, Rine G, Curtis AE, Koprowski CD, Tomlinson WV, Lesser GJ, Shaw EG, Hu JJ,. A prospective evaluation of radiotherapy (RT) related skin reactions in a multi-racial/ethnic population of women with newly diagnosed breast cancer (BC) [abstract]. J Clin Oncol. 2015;33(15 Suppl):6593.

Palmer NR, Weaver KE, Hauser SP, Lawrence JA, Talton J, Case LD, Geiger AM. Disparities in barriers to follow-up care between African American and White breast cancer survivor. Support Care Cancer. 2015;23(11):3201-3209.

Weaver KE, Ellis SD, Denizard-Thompson N, Kronner D, Miller DP. Crafting appealing text messages to encourage colorectal cancer screening test completion: a qualitative study. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2015;3(4):e100.

Urbanic JJ, Case D, Baez-Diaz L, Brown DR, Strasser J, Enevold G, Naughton M, Weaver KE, Baglan K, Bryant D, Langefeld C, Lad T, Lee L, Rine GP, Curtis AE, Koprowski CD, Tomlinson WV, Lesser GJ, Shaw EG, Hu J. Late breast toxicity rates in a prospective evaluation of radiation therapy (RT) in a multiracial/ethnic population of breast cancer (BC) patient [abstract]. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2015;93(3 Suppl):E50-E51.

Sohl SJ, Weaver KE, Birdee G, Kent EE, Danhauer SC, Hamilton AS. Characteristics associated with the use of complementary health approaches among long-term cancer survivors. Support Care Cancer. 2014;22(4):927-936.

Avis N, Legault C, Russell G, Weaver K, Danhauer S. A pilot study of integral yoga for menopausal hot flashes [abstract]. J Altern Complement Med. 2014;20(5):A51.

Avis NE, Legault C, Russell G, Weaver K, Danhauer SC. Pilot study of integral yoga for menopausal hot flashes. Menopause. 2014;21(8):846-854.

Weaver KE, Aziz NM, Arora NK, Forsythe LP, Hamilton AS, Oakley-Girvan I, Keel G, Bellizzi KM, Rowland JH. Follow-up care experiences and perceived quality of care among long-term survivors of breast, prostate, colorectal, and gynecologic cancers. J Oncol Pract. 2014;10(4):e231-e239.

Forsythe LP, Arora NK, Alfano CM, Weaver KE, Hamilton AS, Aziz N, Rowland JH. Role of oncologists and primary care physicians in providing follow-up care to non-Hodgkin lymphoma survivors within 5 years of diagnosis: a population-based study. Support Care Cancer. 2014;22(6):1509-1517.

Forsythe LP, Alfano CM, Kent EE, Weaver KE, Bellizzi K, Arora N, Aziz N, Keel G, Rowland JH. Social support, self-efficacy for decision-making, and follow-up care use in long-term cancer survivors. Psychooncology. 2014;23(7):788-796.

Naughton MJ, Weaver KE. Physical and mental health among cancer survivors: considerations for long-term care and quality of life [invited commentary]. N C Med J. 2014;75(4):283-286.

Denizard-Thompson NM, Weaver KE, Ellis SD, Kronner D, Miller DP. Older adults' attitudes about receiving text messages related to colorectal cancer screening [abstract]. J Gen Intern Med. 2014;29(Suppl 1):S157.

Palmer NR, Kent EE, Forsythe LP, Arora NK, Rowland JH, Aziz NM, Blanch-Hartigan D, Oakley-Girvan I, Hamilton AS, Weaver KE. Racial and ethnic disparities in patient-provider communication, quality-of-care ratings, and patient activation among long-term cancer survivors. J Clin Oncol. 2014;32(36):4087-4094.

Lewis J, Petty WJ, Tooze JA, Miller DP, Chiles C, Miller AA, Weaver KE. Low-dose CT lung cancer screening practices and attitudes among primary care providers at an academic medical center [abstract]. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2014;90(Suppl 5):S7-S8.

Palmer N, Weaver K, Hauser S, Talton J, Case LD, Lawrence J, Dezern K, Geiger A. Racial disparities in barriers to follow-up care among breast cancer survivors [abstract]. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2014;23(11 Suppl):C35.

Weaver KE, Geiger AM, Lu L, Case LD. Rural-urban disparities in health status among US cancer survivors. Cancer. 2013;119(5):1050-1057.

Weaver KE, Camacho F, Hwang W, Anderson R, Kimmick G. Adherence to adjuvant hormonal therapy and its relationship to breast cancer recurrence and survival among low-income women. Am J Clin Oncol. 2013;36(2):181-187.

Weaver KE, Foraker RE, Alfano CM, Rowland JH, Arora NK, Bellizzi KM, Hamilton AS, Oakley-Girvan I, Keel G, Aziz NM. Cardiovascular risk factors among long-term survivors of breast, prostate, colorectal, and gynecologic cancers: a gap in survivorship care?. J Cancer Surviv. 2013;7(2):253-261.

Forsythe LP, Kent EE, Weaver KE, Buchanan N, Hawkins NA, Rodriguez JL, Ryerson AB, Rowland JH. Receipt of psychosocial care among cancer survivors in the United States. J Clin Oncol. 2013;31(16):1961-1969.

Palmer NR, Geiger AM, Felder TM, Lu L, Case LD, Weaver KE. Racial/ethnic disparities in health care receipt among male cancer survivors. Am J Public Health. 2013;103(7):1306-1313.

Espeland MA, Pettinger M, Falkner KL, Shumaker SA, Limacher M, Thomas F, Weaver KE, Stefanick ML, McQuellon C, Hunt JR, Johnson KC. Demographic and health factors associated with enrollment in posttrial studies: the Women's Health Initiative Hormone Therapy Trials. Clin Trials. 2013;10(3):463-472.

Weaver KE, Palmer N, Lu L, Case LD, Geiger AM. Rural-urban differences in health behaviors and implications for health status among US cancer survivors. Cancer Causes Control. 2013;24(8):1481-1490.

Palmer NRA, Geiger AM, Lu L, Case LD, Weaver KE. Impact of rural residence on forgoing healthcare after cancer because of cost. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2013;22(10):1668-1676.

Petty WJ, Laudadio J, Brautnick L, Lovato J, Dotson T, Streer NP, Weaver KE, Miller AA. Phase II trial of dose-dense chemotherapy followed by dose-intense erlotinib for patients with newly diagnosed metastatic non-small cell lung cancer. Int J Oncol. 2013;43(6):2057-2063.

Kent EE, Forsythe LP, Yabroff KR, Weaver KE, de Moor JS, Rodriguez JL, Rowland JH. Are survivors who report cancer-related financial problems more likely to forgo or delay medical care?. Cancer. 2013;119(20):3710-3717.

Schootman M, Homan S, Weaver KE, Jeffe DB, Yun S. The health and welfare of rural and urban cancer survivors in Missouri. Prev Chronic Dis. 2013;10():130052.

Miller DP, Denizard-Thompson NM, Wofford JL, Babcock D, Weaver KE, Case LD, Spangler J, Pignone M. Ipad-based patient education and data collection for colorectal cancer screening [abstract]. J Gen Intern Med. 2013;28(Suppl 1):S245-S246.

Urbanic JJ, Case D, Naughton MJ, Hu JJ, Enevold G, Beech B, Weaver KE, Danhauer S, Rapp SR, Sheidler V, Vitolins M, Lesser G, Shaw EG. Minority accrual on a prospective study targeting a diverse US breast cancer population: an analysis of Wake Forest CCOP research base protocol 97609 [abstract]. J Clin Oncol. 2013;31(15 Suppl):6564.

Forsythe LP, Alfano CM, Kent EE, Weaver KE, Rowland JH. Social support in cancer survivors: individual differences and associations with follow-up care [abstract]. Psychooncology. 2012;21(Suppl 1):124-125.

Weaver K, Alfano C, Foraker R, Arora N, Bellizzi K, Rowland J. Are behavioral risk factors for CVD addressed among long-term cancer survivors? [abstract]. Ann Behav Med. 2012;43(Suppl 1):S7.

Zbikowski SM, Magnusson B, Pockey JR, Tindle HA, Weaver KE. A review of smoking cessation interventions for smokers aged 50 and older. Maturitas. 2012;71(2):131-141.

Weaver KE, Danhauer SC, Tooze JA, Blackstock AW, Spangler J, Thomas L, Sutfin EL. Smoking cessation counseling beliefs and behaviors of outpatient oncology providers. Oncologist. 2012;17(3):455-462.

Leach C, Aziz N, Alfano CM, Rowland J, Weaver K, Forsythe L. Medical conditions before and after cancer among long-term cancer survivors [abstract]. Gerontologist. 2012;51(Suppl 2):421.

Weaver KE, Forsythe LP, Reeve BB, Alfano CM, Rodriguez JL, Sabatino SA, Hawkins NA, Rowland JH. Mental and physical health-related quality of life among U.S. cancer survivors: population estimates from the 2010 National Health Interview Survey. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2012;21(11):2108-2117.

Bellizzi KM, Aziz NM, Rowland JH, Weaver K, Arora NK, Hamilton AS, Oakley-Girvan I, Keel G. Double jeopardy? Age, race, and HRQOL in older adults with cancer. J Cancer Epidemiol. 2012;2012():478642.

Weaver KE, Rowland JH, Belizzi KM, Aziz NM. Forgoing medical care because of cost: assessing disparities in healthcare access among cancer survivors living in the United States. Cancer. 2010;116(14):3493-3504.

Waller LL, Weaver KE, Petty WJ, Miller AA. Effects of continued tobacco use during treatment of lung cancer. Expert Rev Anticancer Ther. 2010;10(10):1569-1575.

Weaver KE, Rowland JH, Alfano CM, McNeel TS. Parental cancer and the family: a population-based estimate of the number of US cancer survivors residing with their minor children. Cancer. 2010;116(18):4395-4401.

Weaver KE, Rowland JH, Augustson E, Atienza AA. Smoking concordance in lung and colorectal cancer patient-caregiver dyads and quality of life. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2010;20(2):239-248.

Arora NK, Weaver KE, Clayman ML, Oakley-Girvan I, Potosky AL. Physicians' decision-making style and psychosocial outcomes among cancer survivors. Patient Educ Couns. 2009;77(3):404-412.

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Associate Professor, Social Sciences & Health Policy

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