• Associate Professor (Clinical), Dermatology

Research Statement

Dr. Klein's research interests are children's sun protective behavior, hyperhidrosis, treatment of Raynaud's Disease/Phenomenon and quality improvement in healthcare, particularly access to dermatologic care.

Research Keywords

  • Sun Protection Behaviors
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Treatment of Raynaud's Syndrome/Phenomenon
  • Quality Improvement


  • What's New in the U of U Department of Dermatology, Practical Dermatology for Primary Care Conference, Salt Lake City, UT. , , 2019.
  • "Convening an Entrepreneurs' Circle: The Magic Wand Goes West", Dermatology Innovation Forum, February 28, 2019, Washington, DC. , , 2019.
  • "Urgent Care Dermatology: what your friends, colleagues and patients will ask you" American Academy of Family Physicians CME-n-SKI. , Presented, 2019.
  • Update: Acne and Acne Therapies, Utah Academy of Family Physicians CME-n-Ski Program. Park City, Utah. , , 2018.
  • What's New in the University of Utah Department of Dermatology, Practical Dermatology for Primary Care Conference, Salt Lake City, UT. , , 2016.
  • Hyperhidrosis: Evaluation and Management, Winter Skin Seminar, Park City, UT. , , 2016.
  • Establishing an Urgent Care Dermatology Clinic, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, OR. , , 2015.
  • Hyperhidrosis: Evaluation and Management, Intermountain Dermatology Society Meeting, Sun Valley, ID. , , 2013.
  • Meganne Ferrel, Giovanni Damiani, Russell Pincock, Stephanie Klein. Characterization of Navajo Teledermatology Outreach, 16th Annual Skin of Color Annual Meeting (virtual meeting), Denver, CO. , Presented, 2020.
  • Participation of a statewide poster contest increases sun protective behaviors in a Utah pediatric population: a survey of parents, Montagna Symposium on the Biology of Skin, Portland, OR. , , 2018.
  • Klein, SZ: Pediatric Dermatology quiz and Case Discussions. Oral Presentation at Current Problems in Pediatrics Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah. , , 2010.
  • Klein, SZ: Deliberate Tanning and Melanoma. Oral Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Pacific College Health Association, Salt Lake City, Utah. , , 2008.
  • Klein SZ, Drolet BA: Photoquiz and Discussion of Dermatologic Manifestations of Nutritional Deficiencies. Oral Presentation at Pediatric Dermatology for the Practitioner Meeting, Milwaukee, WI. , , 2005.
  • Zone SE, Callis KP, Krueger GG: Change in induration of target plaques in the first 4 to 6 weeks of systemic treatment is predictive of the final response to treatment of psoriasis. Oral Presentation at the Society of Investigative Dermatology Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA. , , 2002.
  • Invited Speaker, Rowland Hall, Parenting Series: Protecting Children from the Utah Sun. , , 2012.
  • Invited Speaker, Rowland Hall, Presentation to Faculty, Protecting Children from Skin Cancer. , , 2011.
  • S.Z. Klein, K.K. Gillard, M. Hull, J. Peterson‑Brandt. Treatment Patterns and Depression and Anxiety among Pediatric Patients with Hyperhidrosis in a Real‑World Database Representing US Commercial Health Plan Members, Presented at Society of Pediatric Dermatology, Virtual National Meeting. Poster, Presented, 2020.
  • Michael Hull. MD ; Kristin Khalaf Gillard, PhD, PharmD ; Jesse Peterson-Brandt, MS ; Stephanie Z. Klein, MD. Treatment Patterns and Depression and Anxiety among Patients Newly Identified with Hyperhidrosis in a Real-World Database Representing US Commercial Health Plan. Winter Clinical Dermatology Conference, Kohala Coast, HI. Poster, Presented, 2020.
  • Kristin Khalaf Gillard, PharmD, PhD ; Lisa Bloudek, PharmD, MS; Stephanie Zone Klein, MD: Cost-Effectiveness of Topical Glycopyrronium Tosylate for the Treatment of Primary Axillary Hyperhidrosis, Presented at AMPC (Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy), National Harbor, MD. Poster, Presented, 2019.
  • Parsons BG, Zaugg K, Zhu A, Aspinwall LG, Mooney R, Klein S, Grossman D, Wu YP. Skin Self-Exam Implementation and Association with Melanoma Preventive Behaviors Among Children at Elevated Risk for Melanoma. Poster session presented at Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, New Orleans, LA. Poster, Presented, 2018.
  • Truong A, Forbes, BR, Whittier SA, Weight AB, Klein SZ. A pilot study of skin age analysis using ultraviolet photography reveals trends in sun exposure behaviors amoung adolescents. Poster session presented at American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA. Poster, Presented, 2018.
  • Klein SZ, Pingree R, Evans M, Leachman SA. Efficacy of a Sun Protection Program for Fourth Grade Students. Poster session presented at Pan American Society for Pigment Cell Research Conference, Park City, UT. Poster, Presented, 2012.
  • Klein SZ, Zacharisen M, Dauenhauer MA, Drolet BA. The Milk Allergy Dilemma: Dermatoses of Nutritional Deficiency in the First World. Poster session presented at Society of Pediatric Dermatology Annual Meeting, San Diego. Poster, Presented, 2005.
  • Zone SE, Callis KP, Krueger GG. Change in induration of target plaques in the first 4 to 6 weeks of systemic treatment is predictive of the final response to treatment of psoriasis. Poster session presented at Society of Investigative Dermatology Annual Meeting, Los Angeles. Poster, Presented, 2002.


  • English, Fluent.


  • Zone SE, Coffin CM, Vanderhooft SL (date unknown). Pathologic quiz case: unexplained hair loss--1 boy, 2 cats, and 1 dog. (pp. 629-30). Vol. 127. Accepted, .
  • Abbott J, Kowalski EH, Klein S, DeShazo R, Hull CM (date unknown). Iatrogenic calcinosis cutis secondary to calcium chloride successfully treated with topical sodium thiosulfate. (pp. 181-183). Vol. 6. Accepted, .
  • Abbott J, Westerdahl JS, Wada D, Klein S, Mathis J (date unknown). Paraneoplastic subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus with mucositis. (pp. 38-41). Vol. 22. Accepted, .
  • Varedi A, Wu YP, Klein SZ, Leachman SA, Grossman D (date unknown). Mineral sunscreens not recommended by Consumer Reports: Suggestions to improve the review process. Vol. 80, 832-833. Accepted, .
  • Klein SZ, Hull M, Gillard KK, Peterson-Brandt J (date unknown). Treatment Patterns, Depression, and Anxiety Among US Patients Diagnosed with Hyperhidrosis: A Retrospective Cohort Study. Vol. 10, 1299-1314. Accepted, .
  • Hansen C, Wayment B, Klein S, Godfrey B (date unknown). Iodine-Starch test for assessment of hyperhidrosis in amputees, evaluation of different methods of application. Vol. 40, 3076-3080. Accepted, .
  • Endo JO, Klein SZ, Pirozzi M, Pirozzi C, Hull CM (date unknown). Generalized Cryptococcus albidus in an immunosuppressed patient with palmopustular psoriasis. Vol. 88, 129-32. Accepted, .
  • Jones CR, Campbell SS, Zone SE, Cooper F, DeSano A, Murphy PJ, Jones B, Czajkowski L, Ptacek LJ (date unknown). Familial advanced sleep-phase syndrome: A short-period circadian rhythm variant in humans. Vol. 5, 1062-5. Accepted, .
  • Wu YP, Aspinwall LG, Grahmann B, Mooney R, Kohlman W, Klein S, Leachman S. (date unknown). Why do children at elevated risk for melanoma not engage in preventative behaviors?. Vol. 50 (Suppl), S1- S335. Accepted, .
  • Buchi KF, Zone SE, Lanheinrich K, Varner MW (date unknown). Changing prevalence of prenatal substance abuse in Utah. Vol. 102, 27-30. Accepted, .
  • Parsons BG, Hay JL, Aspinwall LG, Zaugg K, Zhu A, Mooney RH, Klein SZ, Grossman D, Leachman SA, Wu YP (date unknown). Understanding Skin Screening Practices Among Children at Elevated Risk for Melanoma to Inform Interventions for Melanoma Prevention and Control. Vol. 35, 509-514. Accepted, .
  • Wu YP, Parsons BG, Nagelhout E, Haaland B, Jensen J, Zaugg K, Caputo H, Lensink R, Harding G, Yancey J, Klein SZ, Leachman SA, Tercyak KP (date unknown). A four-group experiment to improve Western high school students' sun protection behaviors. Vol. 9, 468-479. Accepted, .
  • Blue E, Abbott J, Laggis C, Duffy K, Sontheimer R, Klein S (date unknown). Nonhealing Right Lower Leg Ulcer: Challenge. Vol. 43, e3-e4. Accepted, .
  • Blue E, Abbott J, Laggis C, Duffy K, Sontheimer R, Klein S (date unknown). Nonhealing Right Lower Leg Ulcer: Answer. Vol. 43, 77. Accepted, .
  • Bloudek LM, Gillard KK, Nguyen VB, Klein SZ (date unknown). Cost-effectiveness of topical glycopyrronium tosylate for the treatment of primary axillary hyperhidrosis. Vol. 24, 29-37. Accepted, .
  • Sempler J, Thomas F, Pettit J, Klein SZ (date unknown). The value of urgent care dermatology. Vol. 58, 80-85. Accepted, .
  • Weight AB, Forbes BR, Whittier SA, Truong A, Klein SZ (date unknown). Investigating skin age analysis to reduce tanning intentions among adolescents: A pilot study. Vol. 36, e50-e52. Accepted, .
  • Varedi D, Zhang M, Klein SZ (date unknown). Characterization of Adult IgA Vasculitis Patients at a Same-Day Dermatology Clinic: A Retrospective Chart Review. (pp. 86-87). Vol. 24. Accepted, .