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Marie Crandall, M.D., M.P.H.
Associate Professor of Surgery
Northwestern University School of Medicine
2008-2011 Cohort
Project Title:  "Racial and Socioeconomic Disparities in Trauma Care"

About the Project:

This study aimed to elucidate racial and socioeconomic disparities in trauma care. Dr. Crandall described national and regional trauma patterns, compared prehospital trauma care, looked at outcomes of particular injuries, and determined patient long-term follow-up and care satisfaction by race and socioeconomic status.


Marie Crandall, M.D., M.P.H. is an Associate Professor of Surgery in the Division of Trauma and Critical Care at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago.  She is originally from Detroit, Michigan, a product of Head Start and local public schools.  Dr. Crandall completed her Bachelor’s degree in Neurobiology from U.C. Berkeley in 1991, spending a year at the NIH studying lymphocyte biology during her college years.  She obtained her M.D. in 1996 from U.C.L.A.-Charles R. Drew School of Medicine.

Dr. Crandall then moved to Chicago for Residency in General Surgery at Rush University & Cook County Hospital.  Interest in care of the injured patient and improving her understanding of the public health aspects of trauma carried her to Harborview Medical Center/University of Washington in Seattle.  In 2003, she completed a Trauma & Surgical Critical Care Fellowship, and during her fellowship obtained a Master’s in Public Health from the University of Washington. 

Dr. Crandall performs emergency general and trauma surgery, staffs the SICU, and is an active health services researcher.  She has a dual appointment as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine, sits on the Northwestern University Program in Public Health Executive Committee, and teaches the seminar course, "Injury and Public Health" to M.D./M.P.H. students.  Dr. Crandall has received NIH Loan Repayment grants, was awarded an American College of Surgeons Faculty Research Award, and is a Principal Investigator (PI) or Co-PI on many studies.  Her main areas of interest are domestic violence, injury and the elderly, and health disparities.  Her Physician Faculty Scholars-awarded project was a multi-tiered study titled, "Racial and Socioeconomic Disparities in Trauma Care." 

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