About me

I'm an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biostatistics at the Yale School of Public Health. I have a secondary appointment in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and I am affiliated with the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS, the Institute for Network Science, the Computational Biology and Bioinformatics program, and the Operations doctoral program at the School of Management.

I completed my PhD in Biomathematics at UCLA in 2012 under the guidance of Marc A. Suchard. I work on mathematical and statistical problems related to stochastic processes in epidemiology, public health, biomedicine, and evolutionary science.

My methodological and theoretical interests are:

  • Continuous-time Markov chains
  • Counting processes
  • Computational statistics
  • Walks on networks and graphs
  • Optimization
  • Algorithms

My work has practical applications in many fields, including:

  • Public health
  • Infectious diseases
  • Evolution and ecology
  • Genetics

Please contact me if you would like to know more about my work.

Photo by Jordan Emont.

Recent News (older )

17 September 2014 I am now affiliated with the Yale School of Management’s new Operations doctoral program.
29 July 2014 New manuscript: Birth-death processes with Marc A. Suchard.
03 June 2014 New manuscript: A recruitment model and population size estimation for respondent-driven sampling.
02 June 2014 New manuscript: Combining List Experiment and Direct Question Estimates of Sensitive Behavior Prevalence with Peter M. Aronow, Alexander Coppock, and Donald P. Green.
26 May 2014 New manuscript: Sex, lies, and self-reported counts: Bayesian mixture models for longitudinal heaped count data via birth-death processes with Robert E. Weiss and Marc A. Suchard.
19 March 2014 New manuscript: On the distribution of interspecies correlation for Markov mutation models on Yule trees with Willem H. Mulder.

Upcoming talks (older )

01 October 2014: I am giving a short talk at the Yale Center for Network Science on link-tracing network sampling designs at 12:00pm in the YINS common area at 17 Hillhouse Ave.

© Forrest W. Crawford 2014