Albert G. Crawford, PhD, MBA, MSIS

Research Professor

Albert Crawford


901 Walnut Street
10th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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Albert G. Crawford, PhD, MBA, MSIS

Research Professor

Research & Practice Interests

Health Care Quality
Quality Measure Development
Health Services Research
Health Economics


PhD, University of Pennsylvania
MBA, Widener University
MSIS, Drexel University


Additional Publications


Certified Employee Benefit Specialist, University of Pennsylvania
SAS Certified Professional Level I, SAS Institute


Dr. Al Crawford is Research Associate Professor at the Jefferson College of Population Health (JCPH) and lead Quality Analyst for the Jefferson Network Performance Committee (NPC). Dr. Crawford’s research focuses on quality measurement and improvement, clinical outcomes, pharmacoeconomics, health services and health information technology. His research includes quality improvement projects in many Jefferson clinical departments and direction of collaborative research and development projects with Quality Insights of Pennsylvania to develop quality measures for the CMS Physicians Quality Reporting System (PQRS) and Electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQMs).

Dr. Crawford  has taught both basic and advanced biostatistics courses at JCPH, mentors JCPH Outcomes Research Fellows in statistical programming and analysis, and serves as an advisor on statistical methods on JCPH students’ PhD dissertations and master's Capstone Projects.

Dr. Crawford earned his PhD in Sociology from the University of Pennsylvania in 1976, his MBA in Health Administration from Widener University in 1985 and his MS in Information Systems from Drexel University in 1998. He has certification in Employee Benefits from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and in Statistical Programming from the SAS Institute. 

Before coming to Jefferson, Dr. Crawford held positions at Care Science, Inc., the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of  Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Independence Blue Cross, Graduate Hospital, Widener University and the University of Pennsylvania Department of Sociology.