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Jonathan D. Klein, MD, MPH

Professor of Pediatrics

Member, UI Cancer Center


Building & Room:

550 Westside Research Office Bldg.


1747 West Roosevelt Road Chicago, IL 60608

Office Phone:

(312) 996-7179


Dr. Jonathan D. Klein is professor and executive vice head of the Department of Pediatrics in the UIC College of Medicine. He is a practicing physician in UI Health and conducts research at the Institute for Health Research and Policy.

Dr. Klein specializes in adolescent medicine, focusing on preventive health services, including smoking cessation, eating disorders, and public health programs. He is scientific director of the American Academy of Pediatrics Julius B. Richmond Center of Excellence, a national center dedicated to preventing children's exposure to tobacco and secondhand smoke.

From 2009 until 2017, he was the associate executive director of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Prior to 2009, he was on the faculty of the University of Rochester School of Medicine.

Dr. Klein completed his medical degree at New Jersey Medical School, a residency in pediatrics at Boston Floating Hospital, New England Medical Center, and a fellowship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Selected Publications

Read abstracts and more of Dr. Klein’s publications on PubMed.

Willis AL, Moss A, Torok M, Lowary M, Klein JD, Wilson KM. Smoke Exposure, Cytokine Levels, and Asthma Visits in Children Hospitalized for Bronchiolitis. Hosp Pediatr. 2019 Jan;9(1):46-50. doi: 10.1542/hpeds.2018-0067.

Santelli JS, Klein JD, Song X, Heitel J, Grilo S, Wang M, Yan H, Kaseeska K, Gorzkowski J, Schneider M, Dereix AE, Catallozzi M. Discussion of Potentially Sensitive Topics With Young People. Pediatrics. 2019 Feb;143(2). pii: e20181403. doi: 10.1542/peds.2018-1403.

Grilo SA, Catallozzi M, Santelli JS, Yan H, Song X, Heitel J, Kaseeska K, Gorzkowski J, Dereix AE, Klein JD. Confidentiality Discussions and Private Time With a Health-Care Provider for Youth, United States, 2016. J Adolesc Health. 2019 Mar;64(3):311-318. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2018.10.301.

Drouin O, McMillen RC, Klein JD, Winickoff JP. E-Cigarette Advice to Patients From Physicians and Dentists in the United States. Am J Health Promot. 2018 Jun;32(5):1228-1233. doi: 10.1177/0890117117710876.

Gorzkowski JA, Klein JD. The Role of Secondhand Smoke Research in Protecting Nonsmokers. Pediatrics. 2018 Jan;141(Suppl 1):S6-S9. doi: 10.1542/peds.2017-1026D.

McMillen R, Wilson K, Tanski S, Klein JD, Winickoff JP. Adult Attitudes and Practices Regarding Smoking Restrictions and Child Tobacco Smoke Exposure: 2000 to 2015. Pediatrics. 2018 Jan;141(Suppl 1):S21-S29. doi: 10.1542/peds.2017-1026F.

Torok MR, Winickoff JP, McMillen RC, Klein JD, Wilson KM. Prevalence and location of tobacco smoke exposure outside the home in adults and children in the United States. Public Health. 2017;151:149-159.

McMillen R, O’Connor KG, Groner J, Tanski S, Park ER, Klein JD. Changes and factors associated with tobacco counseling: results from the AAP Periodic Survey. Acad Pediatr. 2017;17(5):504-514.

Bhutta ZA, Lassi ZS, Bergeron G, Koletzko B, Salam R, Diaz A, et al. Delivering an action agenda for nutrition interventions addressing adolescent girls and young women: priorities for implementation and research. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2017;1393(1):61-71.

Camenga DR, Klein JD. Tobacco use disorders. Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am. 2016;25(3):445-460.