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 include:

  • Networks and graphs
  • Stochastic processes
  • Computational statistics
  • Optimization
  • Algorithms

My work has practical applications in many fields, including:

  • Public health
  • Epidemiology
  • Sociology
  • Evolution and ecology
  • Genetics

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

Photo by Jordan Emont.

Upcoming talks (older )

18 February 2016: I am giving a talk on hidden social networks at the CIQLE workshop at Yale.
07 April 2016: Seminar, Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
19 December 2016: I am giving a talk on Markov models for evolution at the ICSA International Conference.

© Forrest W. Crawford 2015