Dana C. Crawford, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences, School of Medicine


  • PhD, Genetics and Molecular Biology, Emory University, 2000
  • BS, Vanderbilt University, 1995

Underserved Populations and Community Research

  • Epidemiologic and clinical data in electronic health records
  • Genetics & genomics
  • Diversity in research design and cohort recruitment

Dana C. Crawford, PhD research focuses on the use of large-scale epidemiologic and clinical data in electronic health records to characterize common and rare genetic variants associated with human diseases. Specifically, Dr. Crawford is interested in identifying pleiotropy (when a single gene influences two or more seemingly unrelated physical traits) and environmental modifiers of genetic associations, including pharmacogenomics (the study of how genes affect a person’s response to drugs).