Prof. Keith Kelley
Keith W. Kelley is a Professor Emeritus of Immunophysiology at the University of Illinois. Dr. Kelley earned his Ph.D. in 1976, a time when the immune system was considered only to protect against infectious diseases. He helped reshape that view by bringing physiology to immunology.
It is now accepted that there is an active dialogue between the immune system and brain, and these discoveries are improving human and animal health. Professor Kelley has been honored with 10 university and national awards, published 270 peer-reviewed scientific papers as well as 72 book chapters, is well cited with an h-index of sixty nine, been funded for fifty years as the Principal Investigator of NIH grants and served on six dozen NIH study sections. He is currently a Full Member of the Neuroendocrinology, Neuroimmunology, Rhythms and Sleep Study Section. Dr. Kelley is a Past-President and Secretary-Treasurer of the PsychoNeuroImmunology Research Society. He has been Editor in Chief of Brain, Behavior, and Immunity since 2003. The latest impact factor of the journal is 5964, ranking it in the top fifteen percent of all immunology journals and eleven percent of neuroscience journals.