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Joel N.  Kline, MD
Professor of Medicine and Occupational and Environmental Health
Email: joel-kline@uiowa.edu
Phone: (319) 353-8551

Center Affiliation and Expertise: Center Associate Director; Inflammation and Innate Immunity; Integrative Health Sciences Facility


Dr. Kline's research focuses on modulation of airway inflammation in asthma. Using murine models, he is investigating how DNA containing CpG motifs and other innate immune stimuli can prevent and reverse eosinophilic airway inflammation, bronchial hyperresponsiveness, and airway remodeling. As the Associate Director of the General Clinical Research Center as well as the Environmental Health Science Research Center, he also leads clinical research investigations in airway disease. Dr. Kline is the Director of the UI Adult Asthma Center, whose purpose is to integrate clinical care, clinical research, and basic research in asthma and airway inflammation.