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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.


Pediatric Allergy, Asthma and Immunology

Allergic Rhinitis

Allergy Testing


Atopic Dermatitis/Eczema

Drug Allergies

Food Allergy

Immunodeficiency Disorders


Insect Sting Allergy

Latex Allergies

Patch Testing

Preschool Wheezing

Pulmonary Function Test

Recurrent Sinus Infection



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
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

Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.

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
Xu L Gong Y Gern JE Lucey JA Influence of whey protein hydrolysis in combination with dextran glycation on immunoglobulin E binding capacity with blood sera obtained from patients with a cow milk protein allergy. J Dairy Sci . 2020 Feb;103(2):1141-1150
[PubMed ID: 31785876]
Altman MC Beigelman A Ciaccio C Gern JE Heymann PW Jackson DJ Kennedy JL Kloepfer K Lemanske RF Jr McWilliams LM Muehling L Nance C Peebles RS Jr Evolving Concepts in how Viruses Impact Asthma. J Allergy Clin Immunol . 2020 Jan 8;
[PubMed ID: 31926183]
Erkkola R Turunen R Räisänen K Waris M Vuorinen T Laine M Tähtinen P Gern JE Bochkov YA Ruohola A Jartti T Rhinovirus C Is Associated With Severe Wheezing and Febrile Respiratory Illness in Young Children. Pediatr Infect Dis J . 2019 Dec 20;
[PubMed ID: 31876616]
Denlinger LC Heymann P Lutter R Gern JE Exacerbation-Prone Asthma. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract . 2019 Nov 22;
[PubMed ID: 31765853]
McCauley K Durack J Valladares R Fadrosh DW Lin DL Calatroni A LeBeau PK Tran HT Fujimura KE LaMere B Merana G Lynch K Cohen RT Pongracic J Khurana Hershey GK Kercsmar CM Gill M Liu AH Kim H Kattan M Teach SJ Togias A Boushey HA Gern JE Jackson DJ Lynch SV National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases–sponsored Inner-City Asthma Consortium. Distinct nasal airway bacterial microbiotas differentially relate to exacerbation in pediatric patients with asthma. J Allergy Clin Immunol . 2019 Nov;144(5):1187-1197
[PubMed ID: 31201890]
DeMuri GP Eickhoff JC Gern JC Wald ER Clinical and Virological Characteristics of Acute Sinusitis in Children. Clin Infect Dis . 2019 Oct 30;69(10):1764-1770
[PubMed ID: 30649261]
Cuthbertson L Oo SWC Cox MJ Khoo SK Cox DW Chidlow G Franks K Prastanti F Borland ML Gern JE Smith DW Bizzintino JA Laing IA Le Souëf PN Moffatt MF Cookson WOC Viral respiratory infections and the oropharyngeal bacterial microbiota in acutely wheezing children. PLoS One . 2019;14(10):e0223990
[PubMed ID: 31622414]
Basnet S Bochkov YA Brockman-Schneider RA Kuipers I Aesif SW Jackson DJ Lemanske RF Jr Ober C Palmenberg AC Gern JE <i>CDHR3</i> Asthma-Risk Genotype Affects Susceptibility of Airway Epithelium to Rhinovirus C Infections. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol . 2019 Oct;61(4):450-458
[PubMed ID: 30916989]
Pomés A Glesner J Calatroni A Visness CM Wood RA O'Connor GT Kattan M Bacharier LB Wheatley LM Gern JE Busse WW National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases–funded Inner-City Asthma Consortium. Cockroach allergen component analysis of children with or without asthma and rhinitis in an inner-city birth cohort. J Allergy Clin Immunol . 2019 Oct;144(4):935-944
[PubMed ID: 31201891]
Parikh V Scala J Patel R Corbi C Lo D Bochkov YA Kennedy JL Kurten RC Liggett SB Gern JE Koziol-White CJ Rhinovirus C15 Induces Airway Hyperresponsiveness Via Calcium Mobilization in Airway Smooth Muscle. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol . 2019 Sep 18;
[PubMed ID: 31533004]
Bergroth E Aakula M Elenius V Remes S Piippo-Savolainen E Korppi M Piedra PA Bochkov YA Gern JE Camargo CA Jr Jartti T Rhinovirus Type in Severe Bronchiolitis and the Development of Asthma. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract . 2019 Sep 11;
[PubMed ID: 31520837]
Visness CM Gebretsadik T Jackson DJ Biagini Myers J Havstad S Lemanske RF Jr Hartert TV Khurana Hershey GK Zoratti EM Martin LJ Miller R Gold DR Wright A Stern DA Gern JE Johnson CC Children's Respiratory and Environmental Workgroup. Asthma as an outcome: Exploring multiple definitions of asthma across birth cohorts in the Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes Children's Respiratory and Environmental Workgroup. J Allergy Clin Immunol . 2019 Sep;144(3):866-869.e4
[PubMed ID: 31163174]
Schulten V Frazier A Calatroni A Kattan M Bacharier LB O'Connor GT Sandel MT Wood RA Wheatley LM Togias A Visness CM Dresen A Gern JE Sette A The association of allergic sensitization patterns in early childhood with disease manifestations and immunological reactivity at 10 years of age. Clin Exp Allergy . 2019 Aug;49(8):1087-1094
[PubMed ID: 31046157]
Seroogy CM VanWormer JJ Olson BF Evans MD Johnson T Cole D Barnes KL Koepel TK Dresen A Meece J Gangnon RE Keifer MC Bendixsen CG Gern JE Entire WISC Study Team. Respiratory health, allergies, and the farm environment: design, methods and enrollment in the observational Wisconsin Infant Study Cohort (WISC): a research proposal. BMC Res Notes . 2019 Jul 16;12(1):423
[PubMed ID: 31311588]
Gern JE Lee WM Swenson CA Nakagome K Lee I Wolff M Grindle K Sigelman S Liggett SB Togias A Evans M Denlinger L Gangnon R Bochkov YA Crisafi G Development of a Rhinovirus Inoculum Using a Reverse Genetics Approach. J Infect Dis . 2019 Jun 19;220(2):187-194
[PubMed ID: 30383246]
Gern JE Jackson DJ Lemanske RF Jr Seroogy CM Tachinardi U Craven M Hwang SY Hamilton CM Huggins W O'Connor GT Gold DR Miller R Kattan M Johnson CC Ownby D Zoratti EM Wood RA Visness CM Martinez F Wright A Lynch S Ober C Khurana Hershey GK Ryan P Hartert T Bacharier LB The Children's Respiratory and Environmental Workgroup (CREW) birth cohort consortium: design, methods, and study population. Respir Res . 2019 Jun 10;20(1):115
[PubMed ID: 31182091]
Altman MC Gern JE Reply. J Allergy Clin Immunol . 2019 Jun;143(6):2334-2335
[PubMed ID: 30979657]
Hasegawa K Mansbach JM Bochkov YA Gern JE Piedra PA Bauer CS Teach SJ Wu S Sullivan AF Camargo CA Jr Association of Rhinovirus C Bronchiolitis and Immunoglobulin E Sensitization During Infancy With Development of Recurrent Wheeze. JAMA Pediatr . 2019 Jun 1;173(6):544-552
[PubMed ID: 30933255]
Stubbendieck RM May DS Chevrette MG Temkin MI Wendt-Pienkowski E Cagnazzo J Carlson CM Gern JE Currie CR Competition among Nasal Bacteria Suggests a Role for Siderophore-Mediated Interactions in Shaping the Human Nasal Microbiota. Appl Environ Microbiol . 2019 May 15;85(10)
[PubMed ID: 30578265]
Basnet S Palmenberg AC Gern JE Rhinoviruses and Their Receptors. Chest . 2019 May;155(5):1018-1025
[PubMed ID: 30659817]