The background image is A patient walks on a treadmill wearing a face mask in the lab of Dr. Jonathan Stine at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Dr. Stine and exercise physiologist Brei Hummer are watching the patient.
Advancing care for liver disease through research
The laboratory of Dr. Jonathan Stine at Penn State College of Medicine seeks to improve outcomes for people with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, liver cancer, liver disease-related coagulation disorders and other liver conditions. Stine is an internationally recognized liver expert who leads a multidisciplinary team that includes physicians, nutritionists, exercise physiologists, fellows, residents and medical students engaged in numerous ongoing clinical research studies.
Through Penn State Health Liver Center, patients receive advanced expertise in the diagnosis and management of complex liver disease. Clinical trials and Liver Center collaborations also provide patients with opportunities to help advance research into a variety of liver conditions.
About the Stine lab's work
The lab of Dr. Jonathan Stine at Penn State Health Liver Center and Penn State College of Medicine is leading a number of studies seeking to improve outcomes for people with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, liver cancer, liver disease-related coagulation disorders and other liver conditions.
The Stine lab provides a wide range of opportunities for medical students, residents and fellows to gain hands-on experience and a greater understanding of research in the field of hepatology.
Those involved with the Stine lab have the opportunity to work directly with research participants by overseeing many tests and procedures and collecting data from a multitude of studies.
Physicians and other mentees who have worked in the lab have gone on to serve in labs and become faculty at many top universities, including Penn State.
Liver Center patient care
These resources from other organizations may be of use to patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, or NAFLD.
- American Liver Foundation guide to NAFLD
- American College of Sports Medicine Exercise is Medicine guide to exercise with NAFLD (see the link for NAFLD under Exercise Rx for Medical Conditions)
- Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: A patient guideline (JHEP Reports article)
- Exercise motivation survey
News from the Stine lab and Liver Center
Principal investigator: Jonathan Stine, MD, MSc, FACP
Associate Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences
Member, Penn State Cancer Institute (Cancer Control Program)
Penn State College of Medicine
Dr. Jonathan Stine is an internationally recognized liver expert with a research and clinical focus on nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and exercise. He has authored more than 70 peer-reviewed papers, including multinational consensus guidelines, and several book chapters. Stine is the recipient of multiple research grants and awards from the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, American Cancer Society and National Institutes of Health. He has been a study investigator on over 20 nonalcoholic fatty liver disease clinical trials and is on the editorial board for several leading hepatology journals. Stine is the nonalcoholic fatty liver disease consultant to the American College of Sports Medicine’s Exercise is Medicine initiative. He is also a member of the Global Liver Institute’s NASH and Lifestyle councils.
In addition to his scholarly work, Stine is a transplant hepatologist at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and research director for Penn State Health Liver Center. He is also a core faculty member of The ONE Group (Oncology – Nutrition – Exercise).
The background image is Four team members from Penn State Health Liver Center are pictured sitting in the abc27 television station studio. From left they are Brei Hummer, exercise physiologist; Thomas Riley, study physician; Jonathan Stine, study physician; and Gloriany Rivas, clinical research coordinator.