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Department of Applied Health Science

School of Public Health, Indiana University, Bloomington

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Curriculum vitae

Department of Applied Health Science

School of Public Health, Indiana University, Bloomington


Dr. Brandon Crawford (he/him) is an Assistant Professor of Applied Health Sciences in the School of Public Health at Indiana University, Bloomington. 
He is an interdisciplinary social science and public health researcher with a background in sociology, criminology, and mixed methods. His current research program focuses on the design and analysis of surveys on sexual and reproductive health, the assessment of abortion attitudes, and how experiences with child maltreatment, the child welfare system, and the juvenile justice system are related to adverse outcomes later in life.

He is an M-PI with Dr. Kristen Jozkowski on the Developing and Assessing Measures for Social Surveys Project (DAMSS). The DAMSS project is led by Drs. Jozkowski and Crawford at Indiana University focused on developing new measures in both English and Spanish to assess abortion attitudes in the United States. In addition to the team at Indiana University, Drs. Crawford and Jozkowski also oversee subprojects housed in Michigan, Arkansas, and Illinois. For more information about the DAMSS project, check out this link.  

Dr. Crawford has a BA in Sociology from McMurry University (2007), an MA in Sociology from the University of Arkansas (2012), and a Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma (2017). Before joining the School of Public Health at Indiana University, he was an Assistant Professor at the University of Arkansas (2017-2019). 

As a researcher, Dr. Crawford strives to be an interdisciplinary social scientist that uses quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods approaches to increase positive health outcomes across the life-course by improving our ability to assess and measure behaviors and attitudes related to health accurately.  


Examining abortion attitudes in the context of gestational age

Brandon L. Crawford, K. LaRoche, K. Jozkowski

Social Science Quarterly, 2022

Assessing rigid modes of thinking in self-declared abortion ideology: natural language processing insights from an online pilot qualitative study on abortion attitudes

Danny Valdez, K. Jozkowski, Katherine R. Haus, Marijn ten Thij, Brandon L. Crawford, María S. Montenegro, Wen-Juo Lo, R. Turner, J. Bollen

Pilot and Feasibility Studies, 2022

Identifying accurate pro-choice and pro-life identity labels in Spanish: Social media insights and implications for comparative survey research.

Danny Valdez, K. Jozkowski, María S. Montenegro, Brandon L. Crawford, Frederica Jackson

Perspectives on sexual and reproductive health, 2022

Implementing a Standardized Effect Size in the POLYSIBTEST Procedure

James D. Weese, R. Turner, Xinya Liang, Allison J. Ames, Brandon L. Crawford

Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2022

Abortion Stigma: Imagined Consequences for People Seeking Abortion Care in the United States

Majel R. Baker, Leanna J. Papp, Brandon L. Crawford, S. McClelland

Psychology of Women Quarterly, 2022

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