Jonathan D. Klein, M.D., M.P.H.

Jonathan D. Klein, M.D., M.P.H.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 690
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 275-7760
Fax: (585) 242-9733

Research Bio

Dr. Klein is Director of the American Academy of Pediatrics Julius B. Richmond Center of Excellence for Children and Secondhand Smoke. The Center is conducting a national program of research, education and advocacy efforts to engage pediatricians in helping eliminate children's exposure to tobacco. Dr. Klein's other research is on the organization and effectiveness of adolescent health services and on health promotion and disease prevention for children and adolescents. Ongoing studies address:
1) adolescents' access to health care and their care use patterns
2) randomized trials of guideline based adolescent smoking cessation counseling by primary care physicians, with outreach and adjuncts to promote quitting
3) adolescents use of interactive communication and its implications for health care
4) obesity prevention and interventions in primary care practice

Awards & Honors (Local)

Recipient of the 2009 Society for Adolescent Medicine/Iris F. Litt Visiting Professorship in Adolescent Health Research 2009
Ruth A Lawrence Academic Faculty Service Award in Community Service | Golisano Children's Hospital at Strong, University of Rochester 2006 - 2007
Women in Science, Dentistry and Medicine's Mentoring Award, | University of Rochester 2000

Recent Journal Articles

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2013 May
Avila-Tang E, Elf JL, Cummings KM, Fong GT, Hovell MF, Klein JD, McMillen R, Winickoff JP, Samet JM. "Assessing secondhand smoke exposure with reported measures." Tobacco control. 2013 May; 22(3):156-63. Epub 2012 Sep 04.
2013 Apr 17
McMillen RC, Winickoff JP, Wilson K, Tanski S, Klein JD. "A dual-frame sampling methodology to address landline replacement in tobacco control research." Tobacco control. 2013 Apr 17; Epub 2013 Apr 17.
2012 Sep
Proimos J, Klein JD. "Noncommunicable diseases in children and adolescents." Pediatrics.. 2012 Sep; 130(3):379-81. Epub 2012 Aug 13.
2012 Jun 21
Winickoff JP, McMillen R, Klein JD. "The Joint Commission's new tobacco-cessation measures." The New England journal of medicine.. 2012 Jun 21; 366(25):2429.
Leu MG, O'Connor KG, Marshall R, Price DT, Klein JD. "Pediatricians' use of health information technology: a national survey." Pediatrics.. 2012 130(6):e1441-6. Epub 2012 Nov 19.

Current Appointments

Professor - Department of Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine (SMD) - Primary


Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics
Adolescent Medicine - American Board of Pediatrics


MD | Medicine | University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey1984
MPH | Health Policy and Management | Harvard School of Public Health1984
BA | Biology | Brandeis University1979

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program Fellowship, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 1990
Residency in Preventive Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 1990
Chief Resident in Pediatrics, Boston Floating Hospital, New England Medical Center, Boston, MA 1988
Residency in Pediatrics, New England Medical Center, Boston, MA 1987