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Catherine M. Crespi, Ph.D.
Catherine M. Crespi, Ph.D.


Associate Professor, Department of Biostatistics
Member, JCCC Healthy and At-Risk Populations Program Area
Member, JCCC Patients and Survivors Program Area

Contact Information:

(310) 206-9364

Scientific Interest(s):

Dr. Catherine Crespi’s research focuses on statistical methods for the design and analysis of intervention trials and studies of cancer survivorship, with an emphasis on cluster-randomized trials and measurement of quality of life impacts. She collaborates widely on research involving cancer screening, health disparities, obesity, tobacco use, and effects of cancer as a chronic condition. Crespi also conducts research in Bayesian data analysis and hidden Markov models for longitudinal data.

Selected Cancer-Related Publications:

Crespi CM, Maxwell AE, Wu S. Cluster randomized trials of cancer screening interventions: are appropriate statistical methods being used? Contemp Clin Trials. 2011 Jul;32(4):477-84. Epub 2011 Mar 5

Maxwell AE, Bastani R, Crespi CM, Danao LL, Cayetano RT. Behavioral mediators of colorectal cancer screening in a randomized controlled intervention trial. Prev Med. 2011 Feb;52(2):167-73. Epub 2010 Nov 25

Kheifets L, Ahlbom A, Crespi CM, Feychting M, Johansen C, Monroe J, Murphy MF, Oksuzyan S, Preston-Martin S, Roman E, Saito T, Savitz D, Schuz J, Simpson J, Swanson J, Tynes T, Verkasalo P, Mezei G. A pooled analysis of extremely low-frequency magnetic fields and childhood brain tumors. Am J Epidemiol. 2010 Oct 1;172(7):752-61. Epub 2010 Aug 9

Maxwell AE, Bastani R, Danao LL, Antonio C, Garcia GM, Crespi CM. Results of a community-based randomized trial to increase colorectal cancer screening among Filipino Americans. Am J Public Health. 2010 Nov;100(11):2228-34. Epub 2010 Sep 23

Crespi CM, Ganz PA, Petersen L, Castillo A, Caan B. Refinement and psychometric evaluation of the impact of cancer scale. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2008 Nov 5;100(21):1530-41. Epub 2008 Oct 28