Meet the Team

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Lauren Nye, MD

Co-Primary Investigator

Medical Oncologist, Assistant Professor with the University of Kansas Medical Center

 Director Breast Cancer Prevention Clinical Services for The University of Kansas Cancer Center

Dr. Lauren Nye is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine with a subcertification in medical oncology. She earned her medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and completed a fellowship and residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Nye specializes in the management of the continuum of breast cancer from prevention through survivorship and sees patients at an increased risk for breast cancer in her High Risk Breast Clinic and provides treatment and care for those patients diagnosed with breast cancer. 

Dr. Nye's areas of research include breast cancer prevention and survivorship with current projects focusing on provider education in breast cancer risk assessment, breast cancer screening disparities, and lifestyle modification interventions for individuals with a high risk of developing cancer due to genetic mutations. 

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Jennifer Klemp, PhD, MPH, MA

Co-Primary Investigator

Professor of Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology with the University of Kansas Medical Center

Director of Cancer Survivorship and Co-Program Leader for

Cancer Prevention and Control for The University of Kansas Cancer Center

Dr. Jennifer Klemp earned a Master's in Public Health from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and a Master's in Clinical Psychology from the University of Kansas. She went on to earn a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Kansas and completed an internship in Health Psychology at Rush University Medical Center.

Dr. Klemp serves on a number of national boards, is a subject matter expert in cancer genetics and survivorship and has peer-reviewed funding including an NCI R01 focused on shared-care between oncology and primary care of cancer survivors. She has presented nationally on cancer genetics, shared-decision making regarding options to manage cancer risk and survivorship issues, as well as the development and implementation of cancer genetics, survivorship, and navigation programming.

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Catie Knight, MPH

Clinical Research Projects Director

Division of Medical Oncology, The University of Kansas Cancer Center

Catie earned her Master's in Public Health from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and has over 20 years of experience working within, and managing, multi-disciplinary teams across the cancer continuum in clinical cancer and supportive care, cancer prevention and survivorship. Catie has received training and certifications in cancer risk and genetics, tobacco treatment, health education and literacy, clinical research practice, and Project ECHO®.