Matthew C. Keifer, MD MPH
Dr. Keifer is the Dean Emanuel Endowed Chair and Senior
Research Scientist at the National Farm Medicine Center/Marshfield Clinic
Research Foundation, in Marshfield, Wisconsin. He leads Farm Center involvement in the Wisconsin Dairy Workers Safety and Health
Initiative, and was recently named editor-in-chief of the peer-reviewed Journal of Agromedicine.
Dr. Keifer joined the Farm Center
in August 2010. He remains an Affiliate Professor of Environmental and
Occupational Health Sciences at the University
of Washington, where he was co-director
of the Pacific Northwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center,
directing numerous community-based research projects focusing on farm worker
health and pesticides. During his tenure at the UW he provided clinical
occupational medical care at the Harborview Occupational Medicine Clinic and
the Yakima Valley Farm Workers clinic in Yakima, Washington.
Prior to joining the
faculty at Washington he was the regional
pesticide epidemiologist in Leon,
from 1989-1991, supported by CARE International. Dr. Keifer completed his
medical training at the University of Illinois and completed his internal
medicine residency, his chief residency year, his occupational medicine
residency, and his masters in public health at the University of Washington.
Dr. Keifer is board
certified in Internal Medicine and Occupational and Environmental Medicine. His
clinical practice is conducted at the Occupational Medicine Department of
Marshfield Clinic, where he and a colleague recently established the specialty FARM
(Farm, Agricultural, and Rural Medicine) Clinic.
Dr. Keifer is presently serving
a one-year term on the Institute of Medicine’s Committee on Occupational
Information and Electronic Health Records.
Advocating for Policy Change to Require Clinical Diagnostic Tools and Biomonitoring of Exposures to Pesticides, August 24, 2011