Forrest W. Crawford, PhD

Assistant Professor of Public Health (Biostatistics) and of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Departments & Organizations

School of Public Health: Biostatistics | Public Health Modeling Concentration

Office of Student Research

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Computational Biology and Bioinformatics: Computational Approaches to Functional and Integrative Genomics; Theoretical Molecular Biology and Computational Algorithms


Forrest Crawford's work focuses on statistical methods for learning from stochastic processes in genetics, evolution, epidemiology, neuroscience, and public health. His ongoing projects include studies of evolutionary dynamics of infectious diseases, intra-host viral evolution, DNA sequence alignment, DNA forensics, reporting error models for self-reported quantities in surveys, and analysis of medical image data. He is also interested in theoretical and methodological issues in statistical inference, including probabilistic matrix factorization, regularization for high-dimensional regression problems, Bayesian nonparametrics, and optimization.

YCCI Scholar 2014

Project: 09/19/14 - 09/18/16

Estimation of disease rates in hiddenpopulations

Education & Training

PhD University of California at Los Angeles (2012)
MS University of California Los Angeles (2009)

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Forrest W. Crawford, PhD
Office Location
Laboratory of Epidemiology and Public Health
60 College Street, Ste 207

New Haven, CT 06510
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Mailing Address
Department of Biostatistics
PO Box 208034

New Haven, CT 06510