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Rob Keeley

Assistant Professor, Denver Health




Denver Health Medical Plan

301 W. 6th Avenue, MC 3251

Denver, 80204


303-436-5847 Office


I am principal investigator on an NIMH-funded study K23 MH082997 “Adapting Motivational Interviewing (AMI) to Improve Depression Treatment and Outcomes".

I am co-investigator through the end of 2011 on a study funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to investigate telephonic counseling for depression in primary care settings.


I serve on the Managed Care Quality Improvement Committee at Denver Health.

  • AMA
  • CAFP
  1. Keeley R, Smith M, Miller JM: Somatoform symptoms and treatment nonadherence in depressed family medicine outpatients. Archives of Family Medicine 2000;9:46-54.
  2. Keeley R: Is one selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor better than another? Journal of the American Medical Association 2002;287(15):1936.
  3. Keeley R: When are medication side effects due to the nocebo phenomenon? Journal of the American Medical Association 2002;287(19):2503.
  4. Keeley RD, Kempe A, Birchard A, Dickinson P, Steiner J, Dickinson M, Rymer S, Palmer B, Derback T: Parental Attitudes about a Pregnancy Predict Birthweight in a Low-Income Population. Annals of Family Medicine 2004.2(2):145-49.
  5. Keeley RD, Smith JL, Nutting P, Dickinson ML, Dickinson WP, Rost KM: Does a depression intervention result in improved outcomes for patients presenting with physical symptoms? Journal of General Internal Medicine 2004;19(6):615-23.
  6. Dickinson LM, Rost K, Nutting PA, Elliott CE, Keeley RD, Pincus H: RCT of a Care manager for major depression in Primary Care: 2-Year costs for Patients with Physical versus Psychological symptoms. Annals of Family Medicine 2005;3(1):15-22.
  7. Nutting PA, Dickinson LM, Rubenstein LV, Keeley RD, Smith JL, Elliott CE: Improving detection of suicidal ideation among depressed patients in primary care. Annals of Family Medicine 2005;3(6):529-36.
  8. Keeley RD, Crane L, Davidson A, Matthews B, Pace A: Negative emotional response to neutral facial expression associated with antidepressant non-adherence. Journal of Psychosomatic Research 2007;62(5):535-44.