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Dr. Kermit Crawford Dr. Kermit Crawford Chair, Psychology Location:Martin Luther King, Jr. Hall238 Phone:757-727-5027 Expertise:Psychology, Trauma, Culturally Competent Behavioral Health Care

Dr. Kermit A. Crawford, currently Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychology at Hampton University, is a licensed Psychologist, designated Forensic Psychologist and researcher. He is Associate Professor Emeritus at Boston University. Dr. Crawford is the former Director of the Center for Multicultural Mental Health (CMMH) at Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center and former Executive Director of the Massachusetts Marathon Bombing Victims/Survivors Resiliency Center.  He has done extensive work in multicultural behavioral health disaster response, trauma and culturally-informed practices across the nation. He is a member of the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Presidential Initiative on Citizen Psychologists Working Group, The National Center for Injury Prevention and Control’s Board of Scientific Counselors for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Disaster Behavioral Health Response Cadre of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).  He is a former member of the Committee on Developing Evidence-Based Standards for Psychosocial Interventions for Mental Disorders (Institute of Medicine) and the APA Clinical Guidelines Steering Committee.  In addition to his earned doctorate from Boston College, he is recipient of an honorary doctorate from William James College.  Dr. Crawford is the recipient of the 2012 Excellence in Diversity Training Award from the Association of Post-doctoral and Psychology Internship Centers (APPIC), the Dr. James Jones Lifetime Achievement Award (2012-APA Minority Fellowship Program) and a number of other national, state and local awards and recognitions.  He is former psychologist with the National Football League assigned to the New England Patriots.