Early-career biostatistics scholar Lorin Crawford wins prestigious Packard fellowship

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — The David and Lucile Packard Foundation has named Lorin Crawford, an assistant professor of biostatistics at Brown University, a 2020 Packard Fellow for Science and Engineering. 

The prestigious fellowship, awarded annually to just 20 scholars, provides the nation’s most promising early-career scientists and engineers with $875,000 each over five years to pursue their research.

At Brown’s School of Public Health, Crawford develops deep learning algorithms to study complex interactions between genes that contribute to diseases, such as cancer. As gene sequencing and imaging technologies continue to improve, he says, there is a growing need for novel statistical tools to better analyze the biological data they produce. READ MORE