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James L. Crooks

James L. Crooks, PhD, is a researcher at National Jewish Health. Dr. Crooks is in the Division of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics.

Special Interests

Geospatial Statistics and Machine Learning
Health Impacts of Air Pollution
Climate Action
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Nontuberculous Mycobacteria
Environmental Justice
Policy Support
Public Engagement



University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, PhD, Physics
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, MS, Statistics

Awards & Recognition

2016: Webb-Waring Early Career Investigator Award, Boettcher Foundation
2011: U.S. EPA Office of Research and Development Impact Award for the NOx Budget Trading Program Accountability Team
American Geophysical Union
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Professional Memberships

American Statistical Association
International Society for Environmental Epidemiology

Academic Affiliations

Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Colorado School of Public Health

Teaching & Professional Positions

2013-2015: Research Health Scientist, Environmental Public Health Division, U.S. EPA
2011-2013: Biostatistician, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Research Core, U.S. EPA
2008-2011: Physical Scientist, Atmospheric Modeling and Analysis Division, U.S. EPA
2006-2008: Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Statistical Sciences, Duke University