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David P. Gilkey, Ph.D, D.C., C.P.E.
Associate Professor
Director of Undergraduate Education

Phone: (970) 491-7138
Fax: (970) 491-2940
Email: David.Gilkey@colostate.edu
Office: 146 Environmental Health Building

 

Degrees

Ph.D., Industrial Hygiene and Ergonomics, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
M.S., Environmental Policy Management, University of Denver, Denver, CO
D.C., Chiropractic, Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, Whittier, CA
B.S., Human Biology, Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, Whittier, CA

Research Interests

Dr. Gilkey's research interests are diverse and include environmental and occupational human health, complimentary and alternative human health, construction safety and ergonomics, back pain and musculoskeletal pain syndromes among workers.

As Director of Undergraduate Education, he is committed to ensure that our program meets the highest quality education standards in the country. In addition to his interests in curriculum content and traditional teaching methods he is also interested in expanding the use of instructional technology tools to enhance the educational experience of our students both on and off campus.

Selected Publications

Refereed Journal Articles
 • Heuscher, Z., Gilkey, D., Peel, J., Kennedy, C. (2009) The Association of self-reported backpack use and backpack weight with low back pain among college students. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics (submitted – in review)
 • Pollard, M., Gilkey, D., Brazile, W., Chen, P., Sandfort, D. (2009). An Evaluation of a Safety and Health Management System Assessment Tool. Journal of Safety Research. (submitted – in review).
 • Buchanan, C., Kennedy, C. Morris, D., Hajek, A., Gilkey, D. (2009). Sexual Behaviors and Social Norms Theory in College Students. American Journal of College Health. (submitted – in review).
 • Gilkey, D., Keefe, T., Peel, J. Kassab, O., Kennedy, C. (2009) Risk Factors for Back Pain Among College Students. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. (submitted – in press)
 • Douphrate, D., Rosecrance, J., Stallones, L., Reynolds, S., Gilkey, D. (2009). Tractor-Related Injuries: A Case-Based Analysis of Workers’ Compensation Data. Journal of Agromedicine. 14:1-8.
 • Douphrate, D., Rosecrance, J., Stallones, L., Reynolds, S., Gilkey, D. (2009). Livestock-Handling Injuries in Agriculture: An Analysis of Colorado Workers’ Compensation Data. American Journal of Industrial Medicine.52:391-407.
 • Gilkey, D., Caddy, L., Keefe, T., Wahl, G., Mobus, R., Griffiths, K.. Enebo, B. (2008) Colorado Workers Compensation: Medical versus Chiropractic Care for Low Back Pain. Journal of Chiropractic Medicine, 27, 127-133.
 • Kennedy, C., Kassab, O., Gilkey, D., Linnell, S., Morris, D. (2008). Psychosocial Factors and Low Back Pain Among College Students. Journal of American College Health, 57, 191-195.
 • Gilkey, D., Keefe, T., Bigelow, P., Herron, R., Duvall, K., Hautaluoma, J., Rosecrance, J., Sesek, R. (2007). Ergonomic factors in low back pain among residential carpenters: Evaluation using OWAS and 2-D compression estimation. International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics, 13, 305-321.
 • Gilkey, D., Enebo, B., Keefe, T., Soledad Vela Acosta, M., Hautaluoma, J., Bigelow, P., Rosecrance, J., Herron, J. (2007) Low Back Pain in Hispanic Residential Carpenters, Journal of Chiropractic Medicine, 6, 2-14.
 • Enebo, B., Corbin, L., Gilkey, D., Ph.D., Keefe, T., Bigelow, P., Soledad Vela Acosta, M. (2005). Integrative medicine: Characteristics of patients receiving complementary and alternative therapies in an outpatient university hospital setting. Evidence Based Integrative Medicine, 2, 21 – 26.
 • Sesek, R., Gilkey, D., Drinkaus, P., Bloswick, D., Herron, R. (2003). Evaluation and Quantification of Manual Materials Handling Risk Factors. International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics, 9, 271-287.
 • Gilkey, D., Hautaluoma, J., Ahmed, T., Keefe, T., Herron, R., Bigelow, P., (2003). Construction work practices and conditions improved after 2-years participation in the HomeSafe pilot program. American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal, 64, 346 – 351.
 • Gilkey, D., Keefe, T., Hautaluoma, J., Bigelow, P., Herron, R., Stanley, S. (2003). Management commitment to safety and health in residential construction: HomeSafe spending trends 1991 – 1999. Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation, 20, 35 – 44.
 • Gilkey, D., Keefe, T., Hautaluoma, J., Bigelow, P., Sweere, J. (2002). Low back pain in residential construction carpenters: Hispanic and non-Hispanic chiropractic patient differences. Topics in Clinical Chiropractic, 9, 26 - 32.
 • Gilkey, D. (2002). Risk perception and back injury among residential construction carpenters: What do they report? Journal of Occupational Chiropractic and Applied Ergonomics, 1, 4 -18. (e-Journal)
 • Gilkey, D., Bigelow, P., Herron, R., Greenstein, S., Chadwick, B., Fowler, J. (1998). The HomeSafe pilot program: A novel approach to injury prevention in residential construction. Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation, 10, 167-180.
 • Bigelow, P., Gilkey, D., Greenstein, S., Kirsch, M. (1998). Evaluation of HomeSafe: An injury and illness prevention program in residential construction. Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation, 11, 21-33.
 • Bigelow, P., Greenstein, S., Keefe, T., Gilkey, D. (1998). Development of an on-site, behavior-based safety audit for the residential construction industry. Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation 11, 11-20.

Refereed Chapters in Books
 • Gilkey, D. (2003). Chiropractic in the Workplace: Prevention and Treatment. In Redwood, D., Cleveland, C. (Eds). Principles in Chiropractic. (pp. 389-407) St. Louis, MO: Mosby.
 • Gilkey, D., Williams, H. (1997). Chiropractic in the workplace: Prevention and treatment. In: Redwood, D. (Ed.). Contemporary Chiropractic. (pp. 293-311). NY: Churchill Livingstone.
 • Gilkey, D. (1993). Issues concerning chiropractic standards of practice. In: Sweere, J. (Ed.), Chiropractic Practice - A Clinical Manual.( pp. 22-4:1 - 22-4:13). Gaithersburg, MD: Aspen Publications.

 

Department Contact Information:

Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences
1681 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523

Phone: (970) 491-7038
Fax: (970) 491-2940