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Forrest W. Crawford

Assistant Professor
Biostatistics, EEB
Yale University

(203) 785-6125
60 College St LEPH Rm 207
PO Box 208034 New Haven CT 06510


Forrest W. Crawford is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biostatistics at the Yale School of Public Health and the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. He is affiliated with the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS, the Institute for Network Science, the Computational Biology and Bioinformatics program, the Public Health Modeling Concentration, and the Operations doctoral program at the School of Management.

Research: mathematical and statistical problems related to discrete structures and stochastic processes in epidemiology, public health, biomedicine, and evolutionary science.

Methodological interests: networks and graphs, stochastic processes, semi-parametric inference, causal inference, computational statistics, optimization, and algorithms.

Practical applications: public health, infectious disease epidemiology, sociology, evolution and ecology, and genetics.

Selected recent articles

  1. Aronow, P.M., Forrest W. Crawford and Zubizarreta, J.R. (2016) Confidence intervals for means under constrained dependence. Submitted. [link]
  2. Forrest W. Crawford (2016) The graphical structure of respondent-driven sampling. Sociological Methodology, In Press. [link]
  3. Forrest W. Crawford, Aronow, P.M., Zeng, L. and Li, J. (2015) Identification of homophily and preferential recruitment in respondent-driven sampling. Submitted. [link]
  4. Forrest W. Crawford, Wu, J. and Heimer, R. (2015) Hidden population size estimation from respondent-driven sampling: a network approach. Submitted. [link]
  5. Forrest W. Crawford, Minin, V.N. and Suchard, M.A. (2014) Estimation for General Birth-Death Processes. Journal of the American Statistical Association, 109, 730–747. [link]

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