Faculty Profile

Allison Crawford
Section of General Internal Medicine
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Referring Physician Access Line: 1-877-DOM-2730

Academic Interests

Dr. Crawford is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine. She completed her residency training in Internal Medicine at Brown University. She went on to complete a post-doctoral clinical research fellowship at Columbia University, where she studied cardio-protective diets. She also completed a Masters’ degree in Clinical Epidemiology at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. She is a professionally trained chef and graduate of the Natural Gourmet Institute for Culinary and Healing Arts in New York City. Her academic and community interests aim to reduce chronic diseases, such as heart disease and diabetes, through preventive medicine, nutrition, and lifestyle changes. Dr. Crawford is board certified in Internal Medicine.

Clinical Interests

Nutrition, prevention medicine, lipids, cardio-protective diets, obesity, healthy lifestyle


  • Karen E. Aspry, MD, MS (Chair), Linda Van Horn, PhD, RD, FAHA (Co-Chair), Jo Ann S. Carson, PhD, RD, FAHA,Judith Wylie-Rosett, EdD, RD, FAHA, Robert F. Kushner, MD, Alice H. Lichtenstein, DSc, FAHA, Stephen Devries, MD Andrew M. Freeman, MD, MS, Allison Crawford, MD, Penny Kris-Etherton, PhD, RD, FAHA. Medical Nutrition Education, Training and Competencies to Advance Physician-Initiated Diet Counseling for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention. Circulation 2018.
  • Fleming J, Crawford A, Bryant K. Real Food for Real Results: Fostering Nutrition Education for Residents through Hands-On Recipe Design [abstract]. Society for General Internal Medicine Conference, April 2018, Denver, CO.
  • Crawford A, Aggarwal B, Greenberger H, Liao M, St-Onge, MP. Association of Plant-based Protein with Sleep Quality and Duration in Women [abstract]. Society for General Internal Medicine Conference, April 2017, Washington, D.C.
  • Crawford AL, Aspry KE. Teaching Doctors-in-Training About Nutrition: Where Are We Going in 2016? Rhode Island Medical Journal, 99: 3 (23-36), (2016).


  • MD, 2013, University of Illinois College of Medicine,
  • Residency, 2016, Brown University, Internal Medicine Residency Program
  • Fellow, 2018, Columbia University, General Internal Medicine
  • MS, 2018, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, Clinical Epidemiology