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Rosa M. Crum, M.D.

Co-Director, Clinical Epidemiology
Joint of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
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  • Co-Director, Clinical Epidemiology
  • Associate Director, Johns Hopkins Clinical Research Scholars Program
  • Joint of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

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  • Substance Abuse Treatment and Research, Center for
  • Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research


Adult Psychiatry

Research Interests

Addictions; Aging; Alcohol; Alcoholism; Depression; Drugs; Drug abuse; Emotional health; Epidemiology; Gerontology; Mental disorders; Psychiatric epidemiology; Psychopathology; Risk factor analysis


Dr. Rosa Crum is a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her areas of clinical expertise include adult psychiatry. Dr. Crum serves as the co-director of clinical epidemiology. She also is a professor of epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

She received her B.A. from Barnard College, Columbia University. She earned her M.D. from Harvard Medical School and her M.H.S. from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. She completed her residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and performed an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation fellowship in clinical epidemiology at Johns Hopkins.

Dr. Crum’s professional interests include epidemiology and the prevention of psychiatric disorders, cognitive disorders, alcoholism and other substance use disorders.

She serves as associate director of the Johns Hopkins Clinical Research Scholars Program. She has been recognized with several awards and honors, and was an American Psychopathological Association fellow in 2001.


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    • Harvard Medical School (Boston MA) (1985)


    • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology / Psychiatry (1990)
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    Research Summary

    Dr. Crum's major research interests focus on the epidemiology and prevention of psychiatric disorders, alcoholism and other substance abuse. Current research activities include the development of a research program of study on the epidemiology and prevention of alcohol abuse and alcoholism. Recent projects center on identifying risk factors for alcohol abuse and dependence among adults and adolescents; evaluating the co-morbidity of alcohol and psychiatric disorders; studying a brief intervention for the prevention of alcoholism among severely mentally ill patients; and assessing the potential role of spirituality and religious beliefs and practices in the treatment of patients with severe mental illness.

    Selected Publications

    1. Crum RM, Storr CL, Chan YF. “Depression syndromes with risk of alcohol dependence in adulthood: a latent class analysis.” Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 2005, 79:71-81.
    2. Crum RM, Chan YF, Chen LS, Storr CL, Anthony JC. “Incidence rates for alcohol dependence among adults: Prospective data from the Baltimore Epidemiologic Catchment Area Follow-up Survey, 1981-1996.” Journal of Studies on Alcohol. 2005, 66(6):795-805.
    3. Crum RM, Storr C, Anthony JC. “Are educational aspirations associated with the risk of alcohol use and alcohol-related problems among adolescents?” Substance Use and Misuse. 2005, 40(2):151-169.
    4. Crum RM, Ford DE, Storr CL, Chan YF. “Association of sleep disturbance with chronicity and remission of alcohol dependence.” Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. 2004, 28(10):1533-1540.
    5. Crum RM, Storr CL, Chan YF, Ford DE. “Sleep disturbance and risk for alcohol-related problems.” American Journal of Psychiatry. 2004, 161(7):1197-1203.
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    Fellow, American Psychopathological Association, 2001

    Advising, Mentoring & Teaching Recognition Award (AMTRA), Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, 1997 and 2004

    Elected to Delta Omega - Alpha Chapter, 1994

    Scientist Development Award for Clinicians, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institutes of Health, 1993

    Thomas P. Hackett Award, Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, 1989

    Graduated Cum Laude, Harvard Medical School, 1985

    Graduated Cum Laude with Departmental Honors in Biological Sciences, Barnard College, Columbia University, 1979

    Professional Activities

    Multidisciplinary Advisory Committee, Johns Hopkins Clinical Research Scholars Program

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