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College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences

Faculty and Staff Profile

Lee Alden Crandall

Emeritus Faculty, former Department Chair

Office: 513 Edwards

Phone: 864-656-3082


Educational Background

Ph.D. Sociology (medical)
Purdue University 1976

M.S. Sociology (health services research)
Purdue University 1973

A.A. Liberal Arts
Jefferson Community College (NY) 1967

B.A. Sociology
SUNY College at Potsdam 1969

Courses Taught

Overview of Health Care Systems (undergraduate)
Health Policy, Law and Ethics (undergraduate)
Social Epidemiology (undergraduate)
Health Research I - Design and Measurement (graduate)


Dr. Crandall is a medical sociologist, health services researcher, and social epidemiologist who was trained as a United States Public Health Service Fellow at Purdue University’s Health Services Research and Training Program. He is currently Professor of Public Health Sciences. He served as Department Chair from July 2007 until June 2014. He previously served as a faculty member and Associate Chair at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine (2000-2007), as Professor and Head at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1994-2000) and as a Professor at the University of Florida College of Medicine (1976-94). His teaching interests include research methods, survey design, ethical issues in public health, substance abuse epidemiology, and the development of training related to the interface of bioethics and health policy. He has served as a peer reviewer for the National Institutes of Health, as a member of the Florida Substance Abuse Prevention Advisory Council and serves as a consultant to the Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association.

Research Interests

Dr. Crandall's research focuses on access to and quality of health and disability services, particularly for rural and minority populations and on the epidemiology of behavioral health problems and evaluation of prevention and treatment programs.

Research Publications

Steck MBW, Eggert JA, Parker VG, Crandall LA, Holaday BJ (2016) Assessing awareness of the Genetic Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA) among nurse practitioners: A pilot study Int Arch Nurs Health Care 2:041 2016

Huang S., Trapido E., Fleming L., Arheart K., Crandall L., French M., Malcolm S., Prado G. The Long-term Effects of Childhood Maltreatment Experiences on Subsequent Illicit Drug Use and Drug-related Problems in Young Adulthood. Addictive Behaviors 36 (1-2) 95-102 Jan-Feb 2011.

Martz E, Schiro-Geist C, Broadbent ED & Crandall LA. Predicting employment outcomes of individuals with disabilities: Attitudes and perceived barriers to work. Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling. 41(4) 36-41 Winter 2010.

Saint-Jean G, Martinez CA, Crandall LA. Psychosocial Mediators of the Impact of Acculturation on Adolescent Substance Abuse Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health (10) 187-195 April 2008.

Siqueira LM, Crandall LA. Risk and Protective Factors for Binge Drinking Among Hispanic Subgroups in Florida. Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse 7 (1) 81-91 2008.

Quartin AA, Calonge RO, Schein RMH, & Crandall LA. Influence of critical illness on physicians’ prognosis for underlying disease: A randomized study using simulated cases. Critical Care Medicine 36 (2) 462-470 January 2008.

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