James P. Kiley Ph.D.
James P. Kiley, Ph.D., joined the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) in 1984 as Health Scientist Administrator in the Institute's Division of Lung Diseases. From 1989-1994, Dr. Kiley served as Chief of the Division's Airways Diseases Branch. From 1995-2000 he served as Director of the National Center on Sleep Disorders Research, which is part of NHLBI. He was named Director of the Division of Lung Diseases in 2000. Dr. Kiley's primary research interests include obstructive and interstitial lung diseases and sleep.
Dr. Kiley received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS in 1978 and 1982, respectively. He received his B.A. in 1974 from St. Anselm's College, Manchester, NH.
Dr. Kiley is the author or coauthor of more than 85 scientific publications and abstracts. He has served as a reviewer for the Journal of Applied Physiology, Chest, Respiratory Physiology, the Journal of the U.S. Public Health Service, and the Journal of Clinical Investigations.
Kiley In the News
New research by University of Iowa scientists and partially funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute shows that cystic fibrosis (CF), a life-shortening, inherited condition that affects about 30,000 Americans, causes a mucus defect that reduces the ability to clear particles and germs out of the airway.
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center will receive a $7 million, seven-year grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute as part of a broader network of research centers that is looking at the prevention and early treatment of acute lung injury.
Asthma Awareness Google+ Hangout On Air10/07/2014
One in 11 American children has asthma -- a chronic disease that cannot be cured, but can be controlled. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), celebrated Asthma Awareness Month with a Google+ Hangout on Air for parents and caregivers to learn how to help control a child's asthma so that they can breathe easier.
Hangout panelists included Tracey Mitchell, registered respiratory therapist and certified asthma educator from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Dr. James Kiley, director of the Division of Lung Diseases at the NHLBI at the National Institutes of Health (NIH); Dr. Suzanne Beavers, a senior epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); and panel moderator Dr. Stephen Teach, chief of Allergy and Immunology and the associate chief of Emergency Medicine at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC. Dr. Teach is also the principal investigator and medical director of IMPACT DC (Improving Pediatric Asthma Care in the District of Columbia), an asthma research, surveillance, advocacy, and care program, and he serves as the site principal investigator for the NIH-funded Inner City Asthma Consortium for Washington.