Thomas Keefe

Professor Emeritus Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences

149 Environmental Health Building

(970) 491-5970

About Thomas

Environmental epidemiology, particularly cancer and organochlorine pesticides and biostatistical methods.


PhD, Iowa State University of Science and Technology, 1972MA, University of Missouri, 1969BA, Saint Ambrose College, 1966


Aguirre AA, Rostal R, Keefe TJ. 2010. The stablishment of serum banks for eco- epidemiological investigations of infectious diseases in marine mammals. Conservation Medicine: Applied Cases of Ecological Health, Aguirre AA, Daszak P, Ostfield RS (ed.), Oxford University Press. (in review) Coburn S, Salman MD, Rhyan J, Keefe, TJ, McCollum M, Aune K, Spraker T, Miller L. 2010. Comparison of endocrine response to stress in captive-raised and wild-caught bighorn sheep. Journal of Wildlife Management, 74:532-538. Tempia S, Salman MD, Morley P, Keefe TJ, Freier JE, DeMartini JC, Wamwayi HM, Njeumi F, Soumaré B, Abdi AM. 2010. The epidemiology of Rinderpest in central and southern Somalia. World Health Organization (OIE) Scientific Review. (in press) Slota KE, Hill AE, Keefe TJ, Bowen RA, Pabilonia KL. 2010. Human-bird interactions in the United States upland gamebird industry and the potential for zoonotic disease transmission. Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases. In press Ketusing N, Reeves A, Portacci K, Yano T, Olea-Popelka F, Keefe T, Salman M. 2010. Evaluation of strategies for eradication of Pseudorabies Virus (Aujeszky’s Disease) in commercial swine farms in Chiang-Mai and Lampoon provinces, Thailand using a simulation disease spread model. Submitted to Preventive Veterinary Medicine. In review. Burch JB, Svendsen E, Siegel PD, Wagner SE, vonEssen S, Keefe TJ, Mehaffy J, Martinez S, Bradford M, Baker L, Cranmer B, Saito R, Tessari J, Prinz L, Andersen C, Christensen O, Koehncke N, Reynolds SJ. 2010. Endotoxin exposure and inflammation markers among agricultural workers in Colorado and Nebraska. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part A, 73:5-22. Gilkey, D., Keefe, T., Peel, J. Kassab, O., Kennedy, C. 2010. Risk factors associated with back pain: a cross-sectional study of 963 college students. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 33:88-95. Slota KE, Hill AE, Keefe TJ, Bowen RA, Pabilonia KL. 2010. Biosecurity and bird movement practices in upland gamebird facilities in the United States. Submitted to Avian Diseases. In review. Brackney MM, Marfin AA, Campbell GL, Black WC, Stallones L, Keefe TJ. 2010. Epidemiology of Colorado tick fever in Montanna, Utah, and Wyoming, 1995-2003. Journal of Zoonotic and Vector-Borne Disease, 10:381-385. Thorne PS, Saito R, Perry SS, O’Shaughnessy PT, Mehaffey J, Metwali, Keefe T, Donham KJ, Reynolds SJ. 2010. Evaluation of the Limulus amebocyte lysate and recombinant Factor C assays for assessment of airborne endotoxin. Applied Environmental Microbiology, 76:4988-4995.