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Emory Rollins School of Public Health

Natalie  Crawford

Assistant Professor

Faculty, Behavioral/Social/Health Educ

Dr. Crawford's broad research interests are examining the social processes that create and perpetuate racial and ethnic disparities in HIV. Dr. Crawford's research aims to inform structural interventions and policies that reduce substance use, high-risk drug and sexual behaviors, and ultimately racial and ethnic disparities in HIV. 

Dr. Crawford received her PhD in Epidemiology from Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and completed her post-doctoral training at the University of Michigan as a Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholar.


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Contact Information

1518 Clifton Road, NE GCR #538

Atlanta , GA 30322


Phone: 404-712-9445

Fax: 404-727-1369


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Areas of Interest

  • Addiction/Substance Abuse
  • Health Disparities
  • Social Epidemiology


  • PhD 2011, Columbia University

Courses Taught

  • BSHE 542: Socio-Behavioral Measurement

Affiliations & Activities

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  • , , Intervention to improve HIV testing through a pharmacy-based comprehensive disease screening program in New York City (NYC). , Public Health Reports, Suppl 1, 139-146
  • , , Community impact of pharmacy-randomized intervention to improve access to syringes and services for injection drug users., Health Education and Behavior, 41, 397-405
  • , , Racial/ ethnic differences in recent drug detoxification enrollment and the association between discrimination and neighborhood factors in New York City drug-users., Substance Use and Misuse, 49, 124-133
  • , , The influence of multiple forms of discrimination and neighborhood level characteristics on depression among illicit drug users in New York City. , Journal of Drug Issues, 44, 197-211
  • , , The relationship between discrimination and high-risk social ties by race/ethnicity: Examining social pathways of HIV risk., Journal of Urban Health, 91, 151-161
  • , , Neighborhood differences in the relationship between discrimination and high-risk social networks among illicit drug users. , Journal of Community Health, 38, 328-337
  • , , Randomized, community-based pharmacy intervention to expand services beyond sale of sterile syringes to injection drug users in pharmacies in New York City. , American Journal of Public Health, 103, 1579-1582
  • , , The relationship between perceived discrimination and high-risk social networks among illicit drug users in New York City, 2006-2009. , AIDS and Behavior, 17, 419-426
  • , , Self-reported diabetes in Hispanic subgroups, non-Hispanic blacks and non-Hispanic whites: The National Health Interview Survey, 1997-2005. , Public Health Reports, ,