Kelly Schweitzer, PhD

Kelly Schweitzer
Kelly Schweitzer, PhD, is a researcher at National Jewish Health. Dr. Schweitzer is in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine.
Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
Research AreasResearch Areas


Indiana University, PhD
Indiana University,
John Hopkins University,


Schweitzer KS, Chen SX, Law S, Van Demark M, Poirier C, Justice MJ, Hubbard WC, Kim ES, Lai X, Wang M, Kranz WD, Carroll CJ, Ray BD, Bittman R, Goodpaster J, Petrache I. 2015.  Endothelial disruptive proinflammatory effects of nicotine and e-cigarette vapor exposures.  Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 309(2):L175-87.
Schweitzer KS, Hatoum H, Brown MB, Gupta M, Justice MJ, Beteck B, Van Demark M, Gu Y, Presson RG Jr, Hubbard WC, Petrache I. 2011. Mechanisms of lung endothelial barrier disruption induced by cigarette smoke: role of oxidative stress and ceramides.  Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 301(6):L836-46.

Schweitzer KS, Johnstone BH, Garrison J, Rush NI, Cooper S, Traktuev DO, Feng D, Adamowicz JJ, Van Demark M, Fisher AJ, Kamocki K, Brown MB, Presson RG Jr, Broxmeyer HE, March KL, Petrache I.  2011. Adipose stem cell treatment in mice attenuates lung and systemic injury induced by cigarette smoking.  Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 183(2):215-25.

Petrache I, Kamocki K, Poirier C, Pewzner-Jung Y, Laviad EL, Schweitzer KS, Van Demark M, Justice MJ, Hubbard WC, Futerman AH. 2013.  Ceramide synthases expression and role of ceramide synthase-2 in the lung: insight from human lung cells and mouse models.  PLoS One;8(5):e62968.

Christofidou-Solomidou M, Pietrofesa RA, Arguiri E, Schweitzer KS, Berdyshev EV, McCarthy M, Corbitt A, Alwood JS, Yu Y, Globus RK, Solomides CC, Ullrich RL, Petrache I. 2015.  Space radiation-associated lung injury in a murine model. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. Mar 1;308(5):L416-28.



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