Kristen Peterson is a third-generation Hawkeye who grew up in Lemont, Illinois. She completed undergraduate pre-pharmacy studies at the University of Iowa before pursuing a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the UI College of Pharmacy, where she first discovered her passion for oncology pharmacy, and mentoring both pre-pharmacy and pharmacy students. In addition to graduating with a PharmD in 2017, Kristen also received a Certificate of Public Health from the UI College of Public Health.
Peterson completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota and subsequently completed a PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Residency at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, New York. During residency, she engaged in clinical research involving the prevention of methotrexate toxicity and optimization of allogeneic stem cell transplant regimens in patients with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. After completing residency in 2019, Kristen accepted a position as a Clinical Oncology Pharmacist at Duke University Hospital in Durham, North Carolina. In this role, she optimizes patient care for hematology and stem cell transplant patients in an interprofessional setting. She looks forward to becoming more involved with the residency programs, precepting opportunities, and clinical research at Duke.
Peterson remains an active member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), the Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA), and the North Carolina Oncology Pharmacists Association (NCOP). She looks forward to continuing her involvement within the UI College of Pharmacy.