Rosa M. Crum, M.D.

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  • Co-Director, Clinical Epidemiology
  • Joint Appointment in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences


Adult Psychiatry, Psychiatry, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences more

Research Interests

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


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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. more


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

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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, 2004
  • Elected to Delta Omega , Alpha Chapter, 1994
  • Scientist Development Award for Clinicians, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, 1993
  • Thomas P. Hackett Award, Massachusetts General Hospital, 1989
  • Graduated Cum Laude, Harvard Medical School, 1985
  • Graduated Cum Laude with Departmental Honors in Biological Sciences, Barnard College, 1979
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