From the series Faculty Awards for Excellence 2020-21

Presidential Award for Faculty Excellence: Early Career Achievement

Timothy Crawford

Timothy Crawford

His colleagues describe him as a high achiever, an early career star and an MVP at the Boonshoft School of Medicine and Wright State.

So, it’s no surprise that Timothy Crawford, Ph.D., assistant professor of epidemiology and biostatistics in the Departments of Family Medicine and Population and Public Health Sciences, received the 2020–2021 Presidential Award for Faculty Excellence: Early Career Achievement.

Since he joined the Boonshoft School of Medicine faculty in 2017, Crawford has made significant contributions in the areas of teaching, research and service. He has demonstrated great productivity in his early career achievements and is known as a kind and professional colleague willing to take on new tasks and contribute to the success of others.

Crawford is an active teacher and advisor in the Master of Public Health Program and Boonshoft School of Medicine curricula. His courses are highly rated by students. He has also served as an advisor to nine M.P.H. students and one M.D. student. and he is sought out as an

During the transition to remote learning during the pandemic, Crawford was not only able to continue to offer the highest quality teaching, he was also able to continue to mentor multiple students in their capstone projects. He is now co-developing a new course in infectious disease epidemiology, responding to the needs of this critical time.

Crawford’s primary area of academic inquiry has focused on the racial health care disparities in older African Americans living with HIV.

He has examined the multiple barriers experienced by this group in longitudinal care, medical adherence and viral suppression. He has investigated the effects of stigma on health care using applied statistical methods. His research has also focused on examining factors associated with multiple chronic conditions among people living with HIV.

“His early achievements as a faculty member are exemplary and especially noteworthy in the fields of health care disparities, addiction and HIV treatment that have important impacts on the public health,” said Albert F. Painter, Psy.D., associate dean for faculty affairs in the Boonshoft School of Medicine.

Crawford has distinguished himself with 26 peer-reviewed publications since joining the Boonshoft School of Medicine faculty. He has participated in 10 grants as co-investigator and principal investigator including the Ohio Department of Higher Education Third Frontier Grant Program, the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

He also serves on the editorial board of the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine and is a journal referee on 13 additional journals.

Crawford earned his Ph.D. in epidemiology and biostatistics and an M.P.H. (epidemiology concentration) from the University of Kentucky and his bachelor’s degree in microbiology from the University of Tennessee.

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