James E. Gern, MD  
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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Gern is board-certified in Allergy and Immunology and Pediatrics. His areas of interest include childhood allergies, asthma, food allergies, and immune deficiency.

Specialties

Pediatric Allergy, Asthma and Immunology

Allergic Rhinitis

Allergy Testing

Asthma

Atopic Dermatitis/Eczema

Drug Allergies

Food Allergy

Immunodeficiency Disorders

Immunotherapy

Insect Sting Allergy

Latex Allergies

Patch Testing

Preschool Wheezing

Pulmonary Function Test

Recurrent Sinus Infection

Uticaria

Clinics

American Family Children's Hospital
(608) 263-6420 | (800) 323-8942 | Map

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Pediatrics
Department of Medicine

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Allergy & Immunology
Pediatrics
Fellowship The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
Internship State University of New York Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
Medical School University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

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Research

Dr. Gern leads several NIH-funded studies to define the role of viral infections in the initiation and disease activity of asthma, and to identify interactions between host and viral factors that determine the severity of respiratory illnesses. He is the Principal Investigator for the University of Wisconsin Asthma and Allergic Diseases Clinical Research Center.


PubMed Articles
Turi KN McKennan C Gebretsadik T Snyder B Seroogy CM Lemanske RF Jr Zoratti E Havstad S Ober C Lynch S McCauley K Yu C Jackson DJ Gern JE Hartert TV ECHO-CREW investigators. Unconjugated bilirubin is associated with protection from early-life wheeze and childhood asthma. J Allergy Clin Immunol . 2021 Jan 9;
[PubMed ID: 33434532]
Dunlop AL Essalmi AG Alvalos L Breton C Camargo CA Cowell WJ Dabelea D Dager SR Duarte C Elliott A Fichorova R Gern J Hedderson MM Thepaksorn EH Huddleston K Karagas MR Kleinman K Leve L Li X Li Y Litonjua A Ludena-Rodriguez Y Madan JC Nino JM McEvoy C O'Connor TG Padula AM Paneth N Perera F Sathyanarayana S Schmidt RJ Schultz RT Snowden J Stanford JB Trasande L Volk HE Wheaton W Wright RJ McGrath M program collaborators for Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes. Racial and geographic variation in effects of maternal education and neighborhood-level measures of socioeconomic status on gestational age at birth: Findings from the ECHO cohorts. PLoS One . 2021;16(1):e0245064
[PubMed ID: 33418560]
Bunis DG Bronevetsky Y Krow-Lucal E Bhakta NR Kim CC Nerella S Jones N Mendoza VF Bryson YJ Gern JE Rutishauser RL Ye CJ Sirota M McCune JM Burt TD Single-Cell Mapping of Progressive Fetal-to-Adult Transition in Human Naive T Cells. Cell Rep . 2021 Jan 5;34(1):108573
[PubMed ID: 33406429]
Agache I Akdis CA Akdis M Canonica GW Casale T Chivato T Corren J Chu DK Del Giacco S Eiwegger T Flood B Firinu D Gern JE Hamelmann E Hanania N Hernández-Martín I Knibb R Mäkelä M Nair P O'Mahony L Papadopoulos NG Papi A Park HS Pérez de Llano L Pfaar O Quirce S Sastre J Shamji M Schwarze J Palomares O Jutel M EAACI Biologicals Guidelines-Recommendations for severe asthma. Allergy . 2021 Jan;76(1):14-44
[PubMed ID: 32484954]
Choi T Devries M Bacharier L Busse W Camargo CA Jr Cohen R Demuri GP Evans MD Fitzpatrick AM Gergen PJ Grindle K Gruchalla R Hartert T Hasegawa K Khurana Hershey GK Holt P Homil K Jartti T Kattan M Kercsmar C Kim H Laing IA LeBeau P Lee KE Le Souëf PN Liu A Mauger DT Ober C Pappas T Patel SJ Phipatanakul W Pongracic J Seroogy C Sly PD Tisler C Wald ER Wood R Gangnon R Jackson DJ Lemanske RF Jr Gern JE Bochkov YA program collaborators for Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes. Enhanced Neutralizing Antibody Responses to Rhinovirus C and Age-Dependent Patterns of Infection. Am J Respir Crit Care Med . 2020 Dec 24;
[PubMed ID: 33357024]
Ahluwalia TS Eliasen AU Sevelsted A Pedersen CT Stokholm J Chawes B Bork-Jensen J Grarup N Pedersen O Hansen T Linneberg A Sharma A Weiss ST Evans MD Jackson DJ Morin A Krogfelt KA Schjørring S Mortensen PB Hougaard DM Bybjerg-Grauholm J Bækvad-Hansen M Mors O Nordentoft M Børglum AD Werge T Agerbo E Gern JE Lemanske RF Jr Ober C Pedersen AG Bisgaard H Bønnelykke K FUT2-ABO epistasis increases the risk of early childhood asthma and Streptococcus pneumoniae respiratory illnesses. Nat Commun . 2020 Dec 16;11(1):6398
[PubMed ID: 33328473]
Steiman CA Evans MD Lee KE Lasarev MR Gangnon RE Olson BF Barnes KL Bendixsen CG Seroogy CM Gern JE Patterns of farm exposure are associated with reduced incidence of atopic dermatitis in early life. J Allergy Clin Immunol . 2020 Dec;146(6):1379-1386.e6
[PubMed ID: 32650021]
Helling BA Sobreira DR Hansen GT Sakabe NJ Luo K Billstrand C Laxman B Nicolae RI Nicolae DL Bochkov YA Gern JE Nobrega MA White SR Ober C Altered transcriptional and chromatin responses to rhinovirus in bronchial epithelial cells from adults with asthma. Commun Biol . 2020 Nov 13;3(1):678
[PubMed ID: 33188283]
Raita Y Camargo CA Jr Bochkov YA Celedón JC Gern JE Mansbach JM Rhee EP Freishtat RJ Hasegawa K Integrated-omics endotyping of infants with rhinovirus bronchiolitis and risk of childhood asthma. J Allergy Clin Immunol . 2020 Nov 13;
[PubMed ID: 33197460]
Jackson DJ Busse WW Togias A Gern JE Altman MC Reply. J Allergy Clin Immunol . 2020 Nov;146(5):1214-1215
[PubMed ID: 32828589]
Tang HHF Lang A Teo SM Judd LM Gangnon R Evans MD Lee KE Vrtis R Holt PG Lemanske RF Jr Jackson DJ Holt KE Inouye M Gern JE Developmental patterns in the nasopharyngeal microbiome during infancy are associated with asthma risk. J Allergy Clin Immunol . 2020 Oct 19;
[PubMed ID: 33091409]
Sheehan WJ Krouse RZ Calatroni A Gergen PJ Gern JE Gill MA Gruchalla RS Khurana Hershey GK Kattan M Kercsmar CM Lamm CI Little FF Makhija MM Searing DA Zoratti E Busse WW Teach SJ NIAID-sponsored Inner-City Asthma Consortium. Aeroallergen Sensitization, Serum IgE, and Eosinophilia as Predictors of Response to Omalizumab Therapy During the Fall Season Among Children with Persistent Asthma. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract . 2020 Oct;8(9):3021-3028.e2
[PubMed ID: 32376491]
Fujiogi M Camargo CA Jr Raita Y Bochkov YA Gern JE Mansbach JM Piedra PA Hasegawa K Respiratory viruses are associated with serum metabolome among infants hospitalized for bronchiolitis: A multicenter study. Pediatr Allergy Immunol . 2020 Oct;31(7):755-766
[PubMed ID: 32460384]
McKennan C Naughton K Stanhope C Kattan M O'Connor GT Sandel MT Visness CM Wood RA Bacharier LB Beigelman A Lovinsky-Desir S Togias A Gern JE Nicolae D Ober C Longitudinal data reveal strong genetic and weak non-genetic components of ethnicity-dependent blood DNA methylation levels. Epigenetics . 2020 Sep 30;:1-15
[PubMed ID: 32997571]
Fujiogi M Camargo CA Jr Raita Y Bochkov YA Gern JE Mansbach JM Piedra PA Hasegawa K Association of rhinovirus species with nasopharyngeal metabolome in bronchiolitis infants: A multicenter study. Allergy . 2020 Sep;75(9):2379-2383
[PubMed ID: 32306415]
Gern JE Immune responses to rhinoviruses and asthma: Are we 3 steps closer to the door? J Allergy Clin Immunol . 2020 Sep;146(3):513-514
[PubMed ID: 32673613]
Papadopoulos NG Custovic A Deschildre A Mathioudakis AG Phipatanakul W Wong G Xepapadaki P Agache I Bacharier L Bonini M Castro-Rodriguez JA Chen Z Craig T Ducharme FM El-Sayed ZA Feleszko W Fiocchi A Garcia-Marcos L Gern JE Goh A Gómez RM Hamelmann EH Hedlin G Hossny EM Jartti T Kalayci O Kaplan A Konradsen J Kuna P Lau S Le Souef P Lemanske RF Mäkelä MJ Morais-Almeida M Murray C Nagaraju K Namazova-Baranova L Garcia AN Yusuf OM Pitrez PMC Pohunek P Pozo Beltrán CF Roberts GC Valiulis A Zar HJ Pediatric Asthma in Real Life Collaborators. Impact of COVID-19 on Pediatric Asthma: Practice Adjustments and Disease Burden. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract . 2020 Sep;8(8):2592-2599.e3
[PubMed ID: 32561497]
Forno E Bacharier LB Phipatanakul W Guilbert TW Cabana MD Ross K Covar R Gern JE Rosser FJ Blatter J Durrani S Han YY Wisniewski SR Celedón JC Effect of Vitamin D3 Supplementation on Severe Asthma Exacerbations in Children With Asthma and Low Vitamin D Levels: The VDKA Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA . 2020 Aug 25;324(8):752-760
[PubMed ID: 32840597]
Barretto KT Brockman-Schneider RA Kuipers I Basnet S Bochkov YA Altman MC Jarjour NN Gern JE Esnault S Human airway epithelial cells express a functional IL-5 receptor. Allergy . 2020 Aug;75(8):2127-2130
[PubMed ID: 32246831]
Vogt MR Fu J Kose N Williamson LE Bombardi R Setliff I Georgiev IS Klose T Rossmann MG Bochkov YA Gern JE Kuhn RJ Crowe JE Jr Human antibodies neutralize enterovirus D68 and protect against infection and paralytic disease. Sci Immunol . 2020 Jul 3;5(49)
[PubMed ID: 32620559]
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