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Geoffrey B Crawford M.D., M.S.

Academic Title: Clinical Instructor
Primary Appointment: Epidemiology & Public Health
Additional Title(s): Medical Director - Clinical Pharmacy and Medical Policy, Anthem Inc.
geoffrey.crawford@wellpoint.com
Location: HH 133B

Personal History:

At Anthem Inc., Geoffrey helps to develop and maintain medical and clinical pharmacy policy for over 38 million Americans. Policy is used to determine whether certain technologies and pharmaceuticals are medically necessary and/or or investigational; a process that is based on peer-reviewed evidentiary quality.

Geoffrey received his BS from McGill University in 2004; MD with Magna Cum Laude from Albany Medical College in 2008 and MS in Epidemiology from the University of Maryland in 2011. He completed his internship in Internal Medicine at Stanford University Medical Center and residency in General Preventive Medicine at the University of Maryland Medical Center.

Research Interests:

Using predictive risk identification as a means for decreasing unnecessary medical utilization, preventing poor clinical outcomes, and increasing adherence to evidence-supported medical interventions.

Clinical Speciality:

Preventive Medicine; Clinical Epidemiology

Publications:

Crawford, G.B., Brindis, R.G., Krucoff, M.W., Mansalis, B.P., Carrol, J.D. Percutaneous     Atrial Septal Occluder Devices and Cardiac Erosion: A Review of the Literature. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions. 2012 May 2. doi: 10.1002/ccd.24347. PMID: 22552868

Nakano, K., Crawford, G.B., Zenzano, T., Peralta, L. Caring for Adolescents and Young Adults: The Challenge of Transitioning Health Care. Medscape Public Health: Perspectives in Prevention from the American College of Preventive Medicine. 2011-12-14.

Crawford, G.B., McKelvey, S., Crooks, J., Siska, K., Russo, K., Chan, J. Influenza and     School-based Influenza-like Illness Surveillance: A Pilot Initiative in Maryland. Public Health Reports. Vol. 126. No. 4. July/August 2011.PMID: 21800754

Crawford, G.B., Khedkar, A. Flaws, J.A., Sorkin, J., Gallicchio, L. Depressive symptoms and self-reported fast-food intake in midlife women. Preventive Medicine. 2011. Mar-Apr;52(3-4):254-7.PMID: 21276813

Crawford, G.B. Continued Debate On Comparative Effectiveness Research. Health Affairs. Vol. 29. No. 12. December 2010. PMID: 21134939

Crawford, G.B. Monstrosity, Medicine and Misunderstanding: The Infamy and Polemics of the Twentieth Century Literary Giant Louis-Ferdinand Céline. The Pharos: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Summer, 2009. PMID: 19722299