Pia Johanna Hauk
Head, Division of Ambulatory Pediatrics
Associate Professor
Division of Pediatric Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Department of Pediatrics

Special Interests

Research Interests

My research focuses on the effects of bacteria in the lower airways on airway inflammation and the natural history of asthma in children. I am also interested in factors that may contribute to the development of allergies early on in life, including epigenetic phenomena and environmental exposures.


Albert-Ludwigs-University, Freiburg i. Br., Germany, MD
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Pediatrics
University Children’s Hospital, Freiburg i. Br., Germany, Residency in Pediatrics, Fellowship in Allergy
University of Colorado Denver, Pediatric Allergy/Immunology
National Jewish Health, Laboratory of Donald Leung, MD, PhD, Research Fellowship

Awards & Recognition

2012: Outstanding Junior Faculty in Pediatrics Award
2011: Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award, Pediatric Allergy & Immunology Fellows 2010-2011
2008: Dr. Natalie V. Zucker Award to support academic research by women scientists at National Jewish Health
2006: National Jewish Health Clinician Scientist Career Development Award
1997: AAAAI Glaxo Respiratory Diseases Research Award
1995: Research Fellowship funded by the German Research Foundation

Board Certification

American Board of Allergy/Immunology
American Board of Pediatrics

Professional Memberships

Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Kinderheilkunde


Hauk PJ, Johnston RB, Liu AH. Immunodeficiency. In: Hay WW, Levin MJ, Sondheimer JM, Deterding RR, eds. Current diagnosis & treatment: Pediatrics, 21th edition. New York: McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc., in press.

Hauk PJ, Goleva E, Strickland I, Vottero A, Chrousos GP, Kisich K, Leung DYM. Increased glucocorticoid receptor ß expression converts mouse hybridoma cells to a corticosteroid resistant phenotype. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 27:361-367,2002.

Hauk PJ, Leung DYM. Tacrolimus (FK506): new treatment approach in superantigen-associated diseases like atopic dermatitis? J Allergy Clin Immunol. 107:391-392, 2001.

Hauk PJ, Hamid QA, Chrousos GP, Leung DYM. Induction of corticosteroid insensitivity in human PBMCs by microbial superantigens. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 105:782-7, 2000.

Hauk P, Friedl K, Kaufmehl K, Urbanek R, Forster J. Subsequent insect stings in children with hypersensitivity to hymenoptera. J. Pediatr. 126(2):185-190, 1995.

Hospital Affiliations

  • Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children

Academic Affiliations

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Colorado Denver

Contact Information

  • Fax: 303.270.2189



  • National Jewish Health Main Campus
    1400 Jackson St.
    Denver, CO 80206

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