Her research focuses on the development of the upper airway microbiome and its association with local inflammatory cytokine expression and airway obstruction.

While investigating the association between pathogens and asthma exacerbations, Dr. Kloepfer became interested in the influence of airway bacteria on airway development.

As a member of the high risk asthma team, I am interested in identifying environmental factors that may prevent their asthma from being well controlled, and working with families to help change these environmental exposures.

Therefore, to address the above questions, Dr. Kloepfer is currently investigating if airway dysbiosis is associated with an increase in pro-inflammatory cytokine expression and airway obstruction characterized by a decrease pulmonary function values and early episodes of wheeze.

Rheumatology/Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
MS, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Clinical Investigation, 2012
MD, St. George's University, 2006
BS, Texas A&M University, Biomedical Science, 1998