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Albert G. Crawford, PhD, MBA, MSIS

Contact Dr. Crawford

901 Walnut Street
10th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 955-0748
(215) 923-7583 fax


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


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

University Appointments

Research Associate Professor, Jefferson College of Population Health

Research & Practice Interests

Health Care Quality
Quality Measure Development
Health Services Research
Health Economics



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.


Most Recent Peer-Reviewed Publications

  1. Use of International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision Codes for Obesity: Trends in the United States from an Electronic Health Record-Derived Database
  2. A Multidisciplinary Approach to Impact Acute Care Utilization in Sickle Cell Disease
  3. Evaluation of an ongoing diabetes group medical visit in a family medicine practice
  4. Patient and Provider Characteristics Associated With Optimal Post-Fracture Osteoporosis Management
  5. Differences in Utilization of Life Support and End-of-Life Care for Medical ICU Patients with Versus Without Cancer
  6. Effects of evidence-based fall reduction programing on the functional wellness of older adults in a senior living community: A clinical case study
  7. Partner Involvement During Pregnancy and Maternal Health Behaviors
  8. Comparison of Emergency Department Wait Times in Adults with Sickle Cell Disease Versus Other Painful Etiologies
  9. The Impact of the Risk Evaluation Mitigation Strategy for Erythropoiesis-Stimulating Agents on Their Use and the Incidence of Stroke in Medicare Subjects with Chemotherapy-Induced Anemia with Lung and/or Breast Cancers
  10. Risk evaluation mitigation strategy: Impact of application of the Food and Drug Adminstration's strategy on use of erythropoiesis-stimulating agents and transfusion in patients with chemotherapy-induced anaemia
  11. Use of a Transition of Care Coordinator to Improve Ambulatory Follow-up After Hospital Discharge
  12. Active Breathing Coordinator reduces radiation dose to the heart and preserves local control in patients with left breast cancer: Report of a prospective trial
  13. Implementing the Physician Quality Reporting System in an Academic Multispecialty Group Practice: Lessons Learned and Policy Implications
  14. Disaster Preparedness: What Training Do Our Interns Receive During Medical School?
  15. Are medical students being taught invasive skills using simulation?
  16. Major perioperative morbidity does not affect long-term survival in patients undergoing esophagectomy for cancer of the esophagus or gastroesophageal junction
  17. A predictive model of hospitalization risk among disabled medicaid enrollees
  18. The need for customized and standardized health care quality measures
  19. Is gastrectomy safe in the elderly? A single institution review
  20. Quality of Care for 2 Common Pediatric Conditions Treated by Convenient Care Providers