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Forrest W. Crawford

Associate Professor
Yale University

PO Box 208034 New Haven CT 06510

Network-based epidemiology for hidden and hard-to-reach populations

This is the project webpage for the NIH Director’s New Innovator Award 1DP2HD091799-01.

Project goals include:

  • New statistical methodology for network-based epidemiology
  • New estimators for data obtained from respondent-driven sampling
  • Methods for estimating the size of a hidden or hard-to-reach population
  • Web-based software for analysis of network link-tracing surveys
  1. Forrest W. Crawford, Morozova, O., Buchanan, A.L. and Spiegelman, D. (2019) Interpretation of the individual effect under treatment spillover. Submitted.
  2. Shirado, H., Forrest W. Crawford and Christakis, N.A. (2019) Collective and Individual Behavior in Response to Disasters in Online Experiments. Submitted.
  3. Eck, D.J., Aronow, P.M. and Forrest W. Crawford (2019) Conformal prediction for exponential families and generalized linear models. Working Paper.
  4. Morozova, O., Booth, R.E., Dvoriak, S., Dumchev, K., Sazonova, Y., Salyuk, T., et al. (2018) Divergent estimates of HIV incidence among people who inject drugs in Ukraine. Submitted.
  5. Morozova, O., Forrest W. Crawford, Cohen, T., Paltiel, A.D. and Altice, F.L. (2018) Cost-effectiveness of expanding the capacity of opioid agonist treatment in Ukraine: dynamic modeling analysis. Submitted.
  6. Eck, D.J., Morozova, O. and Forrest W. Crawford (2018) Randomization for the direct effect of an infectious disease intervention in a clustered study population. Submitted.
  7. Orr, L., Shebl, F., Heimer, R., Khoshnood, K., Barbour, R., Khouri, D., et al. (2018) Violence and discrimination against men who have sex with men in Lebanon. Submitted.
  8. Cheng, S., Eck, D.J. and Forrest W. Crawford (2018) Estimating the size of a hidden finite set: asymptotic behavior of estimators. Submitted.
  9. Zeng, L., Li, J. and Forrest W. Crawford (2018) Estimating recruitment bias in respondent-driven sampling, with application to a network study of injection drug users in Hartford, CT. Submitted.
  10. Li, S., Forrest W. Crawford and Gerstein, M. (2018) SigLASSO: a LASSO approach jointly optimizing sampling likelihood and cancer mutation signatures. Submitted.
  11. Gonsalves, G.S. and Forrest W. Crawford (2018) Dynamics of the HIV outbreak and response in Scott County, Indiana, 2011-2015: a modelling study. The Lancet HIV, 5.
  12. Gonsalves, G.S. and Forrest W. Crawford (2018) Lessons learned from the Indiana HIV outbreak. HIV Specialist, 10.
  13. Aronow, P.M., Forrest W. Crawford and Zubizarreta, J.R. (2018) Confidence intervals for linear unbiased estimators under constrained dependence. Electronic Journal of Statistics, 12, 2238–2252.
  14. Wu, J., Forrest W. Crawford, Kim, D.A., Stafford, D. and Christakis, N.A. (2018) Exposure, hazard, and survival analysis of diffusion on social networks. Statistics in Medicine, 37, 2561–2585. (Received 2017 WNAR Outstanding Written Paper Award.)
  15. Liu, Y. and Forrest W. Crawford (2018) Estimating dose-specific cell division and apoptosis rates from chemo-sensitivity experiments. Scientific Reports, 8, 1–8.
  16. Ho, L.S., Forrest W. Crawford and Suchard, M.A. (2018) Direct likelihood-based inference for discretely observed stochastic compartmental models of infectious disease. Annals of Applied Statistics, 12, 1993–2021.
  17. Morozova, O., Cohen, T. and Forrest W. Crawford (2018) Risk ratios for contagious outcomes. Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 15, 20170696.
  18. Forrest W. Crawford, Ho, L.S. and Suchard, M.A. (2018) Computational methods for birth-death processes. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews Computational Statistics, 10, e1423.
  19. Forrest W. Crawford, Aronow, P.M., Zeng, L. and Li, J. (2018) Identification of homophily and preferential recruitment in respondent-driven sampling. American Journal of Epidemiology, 187, 153–160.
  20. Peng, S. and Forrest W. Crawford (2018) Partial identification and credible estimation for stochastic epidemics with missing data. Working Paper.
  21. Loh, W.W. and Forrest W. Crawford (2018) Nonparametric identification of causal intervention effects under contagion. Working Paper.
  22. Forrest W. Crawford, Marx, F.M., Zelner, J. and Cohen, T. (2018) Estimating community and household forces of tuberculosis infection from a household-based study: a transmission modeling analysis. Working Paper.
  23. Pachankis, J.E., Hatzenbuehler, M.L., Wang, K., Burton, C.L., Forrest W. Crawford, Phelan, J.C., et al. (2018) The Burden of Stigma on Health and Wellbeing: A Taxonomy of Concealment, Course, Disruptiveness, Aesthetics, Origin, and Peril across 93 Stigmas. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 44, 451–474.
  24. Ho, L.S., Xu, J., Forrest W. Crawford, Minin, V.N. and Suchard, M.A. (2018) Birth(death)/birth-death processes and their computable transition probabilities with biological applications. Journal of Mathematical Biology, 76, 911–944.
  25. Gonsalves, G.S., Forrest W. Crawford, Cleary, P.D., Kaplan, E.H. and Paltiel, A.D. (2018) An Adaptive Approach to Locating Mobile HIV Testing Services. Medical Decision Making, 38, 262–272.
  26. Forrest W. Crawford, Wu, J. and Heimer, R. (2018) Hidden population size estimation from respondent-driven sampling: a network approach. Journal of the American Statistical Association, 113, 755–766.
  27. Bazazi, A.R., Vijay, A., Forrest W. Crawford, Heimer, R., Kamarulzaman, A. and Altice, F.L. (2018) HIV testing and awareness of HIV status among people who inject drugs in Greater Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. AIDS Care, 30, 59–64.
  28. Chen, L., Forrest W. Crawford and Karbasi, A. (2017) Submodular Variational Inference for Network Reconstruction. Proceedings of the Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence (UAI).
  29. Culbert, G.J., Forrest W. Crawford, Murni, A., Waluyo, A., Bazazi, A.R., Sahar, J., et al. (2017) Predictors of Mortality within Prison and after Release among Persons Living with HIV in Indonesia. Research and Reports in Tropical Medicine, 8, 25–35.
  30. Antillón, M., Warren, J.L., Forrest W. Crawford, Weinberger, D.M., Kürum̈ E, Pak, G.D., et al. (2017) The burden of typhoid fever in low- and middle-income countries: a meta-regression approach. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 11, e0005376.
  31. Wu, J., Forrest W. Crawford, Raag, M., Heimer, R. and Uusküla, A. (2017) Using data from respondent-driven sampling to estimate the number of people who inject drugs, with application to the Kohtla-Järve region of Estonia. PLoS One, 12, e0185711.
  32. Heimer, R., Barbour, R., Khoury, D., Forrest W. Crawford, Shebl, F., Aaraj, E., et al. (2017) HIV Risk, Prevalence, and Access to Care among Men Who Have Sex with Men in Lebanon. AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses, 33, 1149–1154.
  33. Chen, L., Karbasi, A. and Forrest W. Crawford (2016) Estimating the size of a large network and its communities from a random sample. Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems, 29.
  34. Forrest W. Crawford, Stutz, T.C. and Lange, K. (2016) Coupling bounds for approximating birth-death processes by truncation. Statistics and Probability Letters, 109, 30–38.
  35. Kunkel, A., Forrest W. Crawford, Shepherd, J. and Cohen, T. (2016) Benefits of continuous isoniazid preventive therapy may outweigh resistance risks in a declining TB/HIV co-epidemic. AIDS, 30.
  36. Forrest W. Crawford (2016) Discussion of “Co-authorship and citation networks for statisticians” by Pengsheng Ji and Jiashun Jin. Annals of Applied Statistics, 10.
  37. Forrest W. Crawford (2016) The graphical structure of respondent-driven sampling. Sociological Methodology, 46, 187–211.