Klein Jonathan

President, IAAH; The Savithri and Samuel Raj Professor of Pediatrics and Executive vice head of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) College of Medicine

Dr. Jonathan D. Klein is Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and the Savithri and Samuel Raj Endowed Professor of Pediatrics and Executive vice head (Chair) of the department of pediatrics at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Medicine. A specialist in adolescent medicine, Jon is a health services researcher known for his leadership in adolescent preventive services, youth development, and tobacco control, and for translation of research into clinical and public health practice and policy.

He serves as President of the International Association for Adolescent Health, as Treasurer and as a member of the Executive Committee and Standing Committee of the International Pediatric Association, and as vice-chair of the Accountability working group for PMNCH, the Partnership for Women’s, Children’s, and Adolescents’ Health. Jon joined the faculty at UIC in 2017, having spent from 1992-2009 at the University of Rochester School of Medicine, and 2009-17 as Associate Executive Director at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), where he had oversight for research, global health, publishing and tobacco control, serving as Scientific Director for the AAP Julius B. Richmond Center, dedicated to elimination of children’s’ exposure to tobacco and secondhand smoke.

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