Kermit A. Crawford, PhD

Emeritus Clinical Associate Professor, Psychiatry

Kermit Crawford
85 E. Newton St Fuller Building


Dr. Crawford is Emeritus Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine. He received his doctorate from Boston College, and a Designated Forensic Psychologist and researcher. He is the former Director of the Center for Multicultural Mental Health (CMMH) of Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center and former Executive Director of the Massachusetts Marathon Bombing Victims/Survivors Resiliency Center. Dr. Crawford has done extensive work in multicultural behavioral health disaster response, trauma and culturally-informed practices across the nation. He is a member of the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Advisory Committee on Clinical Guidelines and Behavioral Health, The Committee on Developing Evidence-Based Standards for Psychosocial Interventions for Mental Disorders (Institute of Medicine), and the Disaster Behavioral Health Response Cadre of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Dr. Crawford is the recipient of the 2012 Excellence in Diversity Training Award from the Association of Post-doctoral and Psychology Internship Centers (APPIC). He also was recipient of the Dr. James Jones Lifetime Achievement Award (2012-APA Minority Fellowship Program) and the 2014 Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) Award from the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health. Dr. Crawford is of African-American descent and is an alumnus of CMTP.

Other Positions

  • Solomon Carter Fuller Mental Health Center


  • Boston College, PhD
  • University of Virginia, MA
  • University of North Carolina, BA


  • Published on 1/23/2020

    Henderson Daniel J, Rozensky RH, Grus CL, Brown KS, Gómez CA, Bruner L, Crawford KA, Hewitt A, McQuaid EL, Mio JS, Montalvan C, Reeb RN, Ruiz A, Sheras P, Siegel W, Taylor JM, Williams W, Ameen EJ, Andrade J. The Citizen Psychologist Curriculum-Preparing psychologists for public service: The 2018 American Psychological Association Presidential Initiative. Psychol Serv. 2021 Aug; 18(3):328-334. PMID: 31971438.

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  • Published on 1/1/2014

    Hollon SD, Areán PA, Craske MG, Crawford KA, Kivlahan DR, Magnavita JJ, Ollendick TH, Sexton TL, Spring B, Bufka LF, Galper DI, Kurtzman H. Development of clinical practice guidelines. Annu Rev Clin Psychol. 2014; 10:213-41. PMID: 24679179.

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  • Published on 3/1/2011

    Kirby RL, Crawford KA, Smith C, Thompson KJ, Sargeant JM. A wheelchair workshop for medical students improves knowledge and skills: a randomized controlled trial. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2011 Mar; 90(3):197-206. PMID: 21273901.

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  • Published on 1/1/2002

    Crawford KA, Flannery RB. Critical incident stress management and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner: preliminary inquiry. Int J Emerg Ment Health. 2002; 4(2):93-7. PMID: 12166019.

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  • Published on 6/1/1996

    Kiefer MC, Crawford KA, Boley LJ, Landsberg KE, Gibson HL, Kaslow DC, Barr PJ. Identification and cloning of a locus of serine repeat antigen (sera)-related genes from Plasmodium vivax. Mol Biochem Parasitol. 1996 Jun; 78(1-2):55-65. PMID: 8813677.

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  • Published on 6/1/1992

    Crawford KA, Hirshfield AN, De Paolo LV. Correlation of age-associated increases in follicle stimulating hormone secretion with decreases in antral follicles: failure of progesterone-induced acyclicity to prevent these changes. Mech Ageing Dev. 1992 Jun; 64(1-2):111-22. PMID: 1630151.

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