John Reif

Professor Emeritus Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences

148 Environmental Health Building

(970) 491-6074

About John

Health effects of water disinfection byproducts, electromagnetic fields and pesticides, epidemiologic research in human populations, with a focus on applying biomarkers of exposure and effect.


MSc, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1967DVM, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 1963BS, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 1959


Rehtanz M, Bossart GD, McFee W, Willer SS, Doescher B, Lacave G, Fair PA, Reif JS, Jenson AB, Ghim S. Papillomavirus seroprevalence in free-ranging and captive bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus). J Wildlife Dis. 2010; 46: 136-145.Goldstein JD, Schaefer AM, Reif JS, McCulloch SD, Fair PA, Bossart GD. Clinicopathologic Findings from Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) Exhibiting Cytologic Evidence of Gastric Inflammation. Aquatic Mammals 2009: Under Revision Mazzoil M, Murdoch EM, Reif JS, Bechdel SE, Howells E, DeSieyes M, Lawrence C, Bossart GD, McCulloch SD. Site fidelity and movement of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncates) on Florida’s east coast: Atlantic ocean and Indian River Lagoon Estuary. Florida Scientist 2010; In Press.Fair, PA, Adams J, Mitchum g, Hulsey TC, Reif JS, Houde M, Muir D, Wirth E, Wetzel D, Zolman E, McFee W, Bossart GD. Contaminant Blubber Burdens in Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) from Two Southeast U.S. Estuarine Areas: Concentrations and Patterns of PCBs, Pesticides, PBDEs, PFCs, and PAHs. Science of the Total Environment. 2010; 408: 1577-97. Murdoch EM, Mazzoil M, McCulloch S, Bechdel S, O’Corry-Crowe G, Bossart GD, Reif JS. Lacaziosis in bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) along the coastal Atlantic ocean, FL,U.S. Dis Aquatic Org 2010; 92:69-73. Schaefer AM, Bossart GD, Mazzoil M, Fair PA, Reif JS. Risk factors for colonization of E. Coli in Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in the Indian River Lagoon, Fl. 2010 Environ Res Under Review.Reif JS. Animal Sentinels for Environmental and Public Health. Public Health Reports. In Press.Morris, PJ, Johnson WR, Pisani J, Bossart GD, Adams J, Reif JS, Fair PA. Isolation of culturable microorganisms from free-ranging bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) from the southeastern United States. Vet Microbiol 2010; E pub ahead of print. doi:10.1016/j.vetmic.2010.08.025 Reif JS. Disinfection Byproducts (DBPs): Reproductive and Developmental Effects of Exposure in Humans – Results of Epidemiological Studies. In: Encyclopedia of Environmental Health. S.R. Richardson, J... Contibution: Book Chapter Cragin LA, Kessner JS, Bachand AM, Boyd Barr D, Meadows JW, Krieg EF, Reif JS. Menstrual cycle characteristics and reproductive hormone levels in women exposed to atrazine in drinking water. Environ Res 2010 under review. Schaefer AM, Stavros HW, Reif JS, Goldstein JD, Fair PA, Bossart GD. Associations between mercury and Hepatic, Thyroid, Renal, and Endocrine Function in Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) along the Eastern Coast of Florida and South Carolina. 2010. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. Under Review.