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New Faculty - Christopher Kline, PhD

               Christopher Kline, PhD Appointed
                Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine has appointed Christopher Kline, PhD as Assistant Professor of Psychiatry.

Dr. Kline is a graduate of the University of South Carolina, where he earned a PhD in Exercise Science from the Arnold School of Public Health.  As a trainee in the Chronobiology Laboratory of Dr. Shawn Youngstedt, he led research projects that studied how behavioral treatments for disturbed sleep and/or circadian rhythms could improve mental and physical health. With a grant from the Centers for Disease Control, his dissertation examined the impact of exercise training on the severity and health consequences of obstructive sleep apnea. Dr. Kline obtained additional training at the University of Pittsburgh as a Postdoctoral Scholar in the federally funded Translational Research Training in Sleep Medicine T32 fellowship under the mentorship of Drs. Martica Hall and Daniel Buysse. 

Dr. Kline’s research interests focus on the relationship between exercise and sleep, the relationship between poor sleep and cardiometabolic risk, and how behavioral sleep treatments may reduce cardiometabolic risk via improved sleep.  With support from a K23 Career Development Award from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, he is currently investigating the relationship between the insomnia/short sleep phenotype and subclinical cardiovascular disease.  Dr. Kline has published his work in numerous scientific and medical journals including Sleep, the International Journal of Cardiology, and the Journal of Applied Physiology,  and has disseminated his findings at national conferences and the annual meetings of several professional societies and organizations including the American College of Sports Medicine, Sleep Research Society, and the American Psychosomatic Society.

Congratulations to Dr. Kline on his appointment to the faculty!