Dr. Kline is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Informatics at The Ohio State University.  He is also affiliated with the Center for Biostatistics, co-leads the Population Health Informatics and Biostatistics (PHIB) Lab, and is a member of the Infectious Diseases Institute.  Broadly, Dr. Kline’s research is focused on addressing problems in population health and epidemiology using biostatistical methodology and data science.  He is particularly interested in using multivariate disease mapping techniques and Bayesian hierarchical models to address complex, difficult to measure social and epidemiological problems, like the opioid epidemic.  His research aims to leverage multiple sources of data and prior expert knowledge to generate estimates that are useful to the public health community. His secondary interests include joint modeling of multivariate outcomes, methods for correlated data, missing data methods, and research synthesis.

In addition, Dr. Kline applies his biostatistical expertise in a wide variety of collaborative research.  He collaborates with researchers throughout The Ohio State University, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, and Nationwide Children’s Hospital on projects that cover a broad spectrum of research topics.  He is primarily focused on modeling clinical and observational data.  Dr. Kline currently has established collaborations with the Joseph Lab, Neuroscience Research Institute, and the Comprehensive Cancer Center.