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John M. Brehm, MD, MPH

John Brehm, MD
Job Title Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
4401 Penn Ave., Suite Rangos Research Building, 9th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
412-692-9597 Phone
412-692-7636 Fax

Education and Training

Medical School:

2002 Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, Ohio


2005 Northwestern University, Chicago, Ill.


2010 Harvard Combined Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship, Boston, Mass.


  • American Thoracic Society
  • American College of Chest Physicians

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Sub–board in Pulmonary Disease
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Sub–board in Critical Care Medicine


  • Brehm JM, Hagiwara K, Tesfaigzi Y, Bruse S, Mariani TJ, Bhattacharya S, Boutaoui N, Ziniti JP, Soto-Quiros ME, Avila L, Cho MH, Himes B, Litonjua AA, Jacobson F, Bakke P, Gulsvik A, Anderson WH, Lomas DA, Forno E, Datta S, Silverman EK, Celedón JC. Identification of FGF7 as a novel susceptibility locus for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Thorax. 2011 Sep 15. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Washko GR, Hunninghake GM, Fernandez IE, Nishino M, Okajima Y, Yamashiro T, Ross JC, Estépar RS, Lynch DA, Brehm JM, Andriole KP, Diaz AA, Khorasani R, D'Aco K, Sciurba FC, Silverman EK, Hatabu H, Rosas IO; COPDGene Investigators. Lung volumes and emphysema in smokers with interstitial lung abnormalities. N Engl J Med. 2011 Mar 10;364(10):897-906.
  • Brehm JM, Schuemann B, Fuhlbrigge AL, Hollis BW, Strunk RC, Zeiger RS, Weiss ST, Litonjua AA, Childhood Asthma Management Program Research Group. Serum vitamin D levels and severe asthma exacerbations in the Childhood Asthma Management Program study. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2010 Jul; 126 (1) :52-8.e5. 
  • Brehm JM, Celedón JC, Soto-Quiros ME, Avila L, Hunninghake GM, Forno E, Laskey D, Sylvia JS, Hollis BW, Weiss ST, Litonjua AA. Serum vitamin D levels and markers of severity of childhood asthma in Costa Rica. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2009 May 1; 179 (9) :765-71.

Research Interests

  • Genetics of asthma
  • Vitamin D and asthma

Active Research Projects / Grants

  • Vitamin D, genes, and asthma morbidity in Puerto Rican children
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November 11, 2013
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Last Update
November 11, 2013