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.

Recent News (older )

27 July 2015 Now published in Statistics & Probability Letters: Nonparametric identification for respondent-driven sampling with Peter M. Aronow.
21 July 2015 Now published in Annals of Applied Statistics: Sex, lies and self-reported counts: Bayesian mixture models for heaping in longitudinal count data via birth–death processes with Marc A. Suchard and Robert E. Weiss.

Upcoming talks (older )

16 September 2015: I am giving a talk at the University of Wisconsin Department of Statistics.
18 September 2015: With Robert Heimer I am presenting work on data collection and network analysis for research on hidden and hard-to-reach populations at the Yale Day of Data.
05 October 2015: I will be giving a seminar at the Brown University Center for Statistical Sceinces seminar series on inference for social networks in epidemiology and public health.
04 November 2015: I am giving a talk at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Biostatistics and Biomathematics seminar series.
19 November 2015: I will participate in a Fireside Chat on networks in public health at the Association of Yale Alumni Assembly.
18 February 2016: I am giving a talk on hidden social networks at the CIQLE workshop at Yale.

© Forrest W. Crawford 2015