Alexander Crosby, MD, MPH

Alexander Crosby, MD, MPH 

Professor & Vice-Chair

Community Health & Preventive Medicine

Interim Associate Director

Preventive Medicine Residency Program
Location: A-330A
Phone: (404)756-8851


Howard University Hospital
Residency: Family Medicine

Morehouse School of Medicine
Area of Study: General Preventive Medicine and Public Health

Centers for Disease Control Prevention (CDC) Epidemic Intelligence Service
Area of Study: Public Health and Epidemiology

Howard University College of Medicine
Degree: MD

Emory University School of Public Health
Degree: MPH

Fisk University
Degree: BA

Research Interests

  • Injury Prevention especially interpersonal and self-directed violence prevention
  • Firearm-related injury prevention
  • Health inequities

Clinical Interests

Lifestyle Medicine


  • Holland KM, Crosby AE. The Epidemiology and Prevention of Self-Directed Violence. In: Wallace RB; Kohatsu N. eds. Maxcy-Rosenau-Last Public Health and Preventive Medicine. New York: McGraw-Hill Medical. 2022.
  • Mpofu JJ, Crosby A, Flynn MA, LaFromboise T, Iskander J, Hall JE, Penman-Aguilar A, Thorpe P. Preventing Suicidal Behavior Among American Indian and Alaska Native Adolescents and Young Adults. Public Health Reports. 2022; https://doi.org10.1177/00333549221108986
  • Merilis G, Jack S, Crosby A. Surveillance of nonfatal and fatal self-harm among youths and young adults — United States, 2008–2017. Crisis, Stress, and Human Resilience. 2022; 4: 141-149. ORCID ID: 0000-0002-235-9.
  • Iqbal SA, Truman BI, Crosby AE. Psychiatric Treatment and Repeat Suicide Attempts Among Adults With Substance Use, by HIV Status, United States, 2014-2020. Public Health Reports. 2022; https://doi.org10.1177/00333549221120452
  • Gaylor EM, Krause KH, Welder LE, et al. Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors Among High School Students — Youth Risk Behavior Survey, United States, 2021. MMWR Suppl 2023;72(Suppl-1):45–54. DOI:

Honors and Awards

  • 2020: Office of the Chief operating Officer (OCOO)/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) award for Contribution to Public Health Impact Group Award (team award - Occupational Health Clinic COVID-19 Deployer Assessment and Monitoring Team, Office of Safety, Security, and Asset Management (OSSAM)
  • 2020: Alice Hamilton award (Honorable mention) Nat’l Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Behavioral and Social science Category
  • 2020: Nat’l Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC)/CDC award for Excellence in partnering (domestic)
  • 2019: NCIPC/CDC award for Excellence in Epidemiology (domestic)
  • 2018: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention award for Excellence in Surveillance and Health Monitoring (domestic)
  • 2018: Best Poster – Professional Category American Association of Suicidology Annual Conference
  • 2016: CDC award for Excellence in Workforce Recognition