James L. Crooks, PhD, MS

James L. Crooks
Assistant Professor
Boettcher Investigator
Office of Academic Affairs
Division of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
James L. Crooks, PhD, is a researcher at National Jewish Health. Dr. Crooks is in the Division of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics.

Research AreasResearch Areas

Special Interests

Environmental Epidemiology
Climate Change, Extreme Weather, and Human Health
Air Pollution Exposure Characterization
Environmental Genomics and Epigenomics
Data Science


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

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

Professional Memberships

American Statistical Association
International Society for Environmental Epidemiology


"Assessment of Serum Biomarkers in Rats after Exposure to Pesticides of Different Chemical Classes”, V. Moser, N. Stewart, D. Lyke, J. Crooks, D. MacMillan, J. Hedge, C. Wood, B. McMahen, M. Strynar, and D. Herr, Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology 282(2) (2015) 161-174.

“Forecast-Based Interventions Can Reduce the Health and Economic Burden of Wildfires”, A. Rappold, N. Fann, J. Crooks, J. Huang, W. Cascio, R. Devlin, and D. Diaz-Sanchez, Environmental Science & Technology 48(18) (2014) 10571-10579.

“Simultaneous Statistical Bias Correction of Multiple PM2.5 Species from a Regional Photochemical Grid Model”, J. Crooks and H. Özkaynak, Atmospheric Environment 95 (2014) 126-141.

“GPS-based Microenvironment Tracker (MicroTrac) Model to Estimate Time-Location of Individuals for Air Pollution Exposure Assessments: Model Evaluation in Central North Carolina”, M. S. Breen, T. Long, B. Schultz, J. Crooks, M. Breen, J. Langstaff, K. Isaacs, C. Tan, R. Williams, Y. Cao, R. Devlin, S. Batterman, and T. Buckley, Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology 24(4) (2014) 12-20.

"Evaluation of Microelectrode Array Data using Bayesian Modeling as an Approach to Screening and Prioritization for Neurotoxicity Testing”, W. LeFew, E. McConnell, J. Crooks, T. Shafer, NeuroToxicology 36 (2013) 34-41.

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Academic Affiliations

Adjust Assistant 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      

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  • Office: 303.398.1543
  • Email: CrooksJ@NJHealth.org



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    1400 Jackson St.
    Denver, CO 80206

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