Kermit A. Crawford, Ph.D.


Dr. Kermit A. Crawford, currently Associate Professor, The Avalon Endowed Chair in Psychology at Hampton University, and Clinical Associate Professor Emeritus at the Boston University School of Medicine, is a licensed Psychologist, teacher and researcher.  He is Principal Investigator and Executive Director of a $17,740,000 Reimagining Workforce Grant from the U.S. Department of Education (2020). Dr. Crawford is formerly Director of the Center for Multicultural Mental Health (CMMH) at Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center and Executive Director of the Massachusetts Marathon Bombing Victims/Survivors Resiliency Center.  He has done extensive work in multicultural behavioral health disaster response, trauma, addictions and culturally-informed practices across the nation.

Dr. Crawford is the recipient of a number of national, state and local awards, citations and recognitions.  He was formerly a member on the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control’s Board of Scientific Counselors for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Committee on Developing Evidence-Based Standards for Psychosocial Interventions for Mental Disorders, Institute of Medicine (IOM).  He is currently a member of the Disaster Behavioral Health Response Cadre and Subject Matter Expert with Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).  In addition to his earned doctorate from Boston College, he is recipient of an honorary doctorate from William James College.  Dr. Crawford is a former Psychologist for the National Football League (NFL) assigned to the New England Patriots.