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Ali Crandall

Assistant Professor
Public Health

2049 LSB
Provo, UT 84602

Research Interests
Family Health, Executive Functioning, Adolescent/Child Well-Being, Mental Health


  • PhD, Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, 2014
  • MPH, International Health, Loma Linda University, 2003
  • BS, Community Health Education, Brigham Young University, 2000

Courses Taught

Winter 2019

  • HLTH 312: Intro to Plan, Interv, Eval Section 001
  • HLTH 491R: Mentored Research Section 018
  • HLTH 612: Program Planning & Evaluation Section 001

Fall 2018

  • HLTH 312: Intro to Plan, Interv, Eval Section 001
  • HLTH 403R: Special Topics Section 004
  • HLTH 439: Adv Program Planning Section 003
  • HLTH 491R: Mentored Research Section 014
  • HLTH 691R: Mentored Research Section 002

Spring 2018

  • HLTH 434: Evaluation Methods Section 001
  • HLTH 688R: Field Experience Section 017

Winter 2018

  • HLTH 439: Program Planning Section 002
  • HLTH 491R: Mentored Research Section 018
  • HLTH 612: Program Planning & Evaluation Section 001
  • HLTH 691R: Mentored Research Section 002


Journal Articles

Weiss-Laxer N, Crandall A, Okano L, Riley AW. 2020. Building a Foundation for Family Health Measurement in National Surveys: A Modified Delphi Expert Process. Maternal and Child Health Journal.

Crandall A, Novilla K, Hanson CL, Barnes MD, Novilla ML. 2019. The Checklist for a Family Focus in Public Health Programs and Initiatives: A Tool to Help Practitioners Think Family. Frontiers in Public Health.

Crandall A, Miller JR, Cheung A, Novilla LK, Glade R, Novilla ML, Magnusson BM, Leavitt B, Barnes MD, Hanson CL. 2019. ACEs and Counter-ACEs: How Positive and Negative Childhood Experiences Influence Adult Health. Child Abuse and Neglect.

Okano L, Jeon L, Crandall A, Powell T, Riley AW. 2019. Developmental Cascades of Social Competence, Achievement in School, and Achievement on Standardized Assessments during the Transition to Adolescence and Secondary School. Journal of Adolescence. 74:91-102.

Crandall A, Cheung A, Miller JR, Glade R, Novilla LK. 2019. Dispositional Forgiveness and Stress as Primary Correlates of Executive Functioning in Adults. Health Psychology Open.

Crandall A, Cheung A, Young A, Hooper AP. 2019. Theory-Based Predictors of Mindfulness Meditation Mobile App Usage: A Survey and Cohort Study. Journal of Medical Internet Research mHealth and uHealth. 7(3).

Okano L, Jeon L, Crandall A, Powell T, Riley AW. 2019. Differential Effects of Internalizing Behaviors on Academic Functioning for Girls versus Boys: An Analysis of Developmental Cascades from Elementary to High School. Development and Psychopathology.

Magnusson BM, Evans KE, Crandall A. 2019. Early sexual debut and risky sex in young adults: The role of impulsivity. BMC Public Health.

Hanson CL, Crandall A, Barnes MD, Magnusson BM, Novilla ML, King JH. 2019. Family-Focused Public Health: Supporting Homes and Families in Policy and Practice. Frontiers in Public Health. 7(59).

Okano L, Jeon L, Crandall A, Powell T, Riley AW. 2019. The Cascading Effects of Externalizing Behaviors and Academic Functioning across Developmental Transitions: Implications for Prevention and Intervention. Prevention Science.

Crandall A, Allsop Y, Hanson CL. 2018. The longitudinal association between cognitive control capacities, suicidality, and depression during late adolescence and young adulthood. Journal of Adolescence. 65:167-176.

Crandall A, Ghazarian S, Deater-Deckard K, Bell MA, Riley AW. 2018. The interface of maternal cognitions and executive function in parenting and child conduct problems. Family Relations. 67(3):339-353.

Yount KM, Crandall A, Cheong YF. 2018. Women’s Age at First Marriage and Long-Term Economic Empowerment in Egypt. World Development. 102:124-134.

Davis SF, Johnston JD, Magnusson BM, Novilla ML, Torgersen BK, Schnell AJ, Crandall A. 2018. Predictors of radon testing among Utah residents using a theory-based approach. Journal of Environmental Health. 80(6):20-27.

Reimann Z, Miller JR, Dahle K, Hooper AP, Young AM, Goates MC, Magnusson BM, Crandall A. 2018. Executive functions and health behaviors associated with the leading causes of death in the United States: A systematic review. Journal of Health Psychology.

Gibbons S, Trette-McLean T, Crandall A, Bingham JL, Garn CL, Cox JC. 2018. Undergraduate students survey their peers on mental health: Perspectives and strategies for improving college counseling center outreach. Journal of American College Health.

Crandall A, Magnusson BM, Novilla ML, Novilla LK, Dyer WJ. 2017. Family financial stress and adolescent sexual risk taking: The role of self-regulation. Journal of Youth and Adolescence. 46(1):45–62.

Crandall A, Magnusson BM, Novilla ML. 2017. Growth in adolescent self-regulation and impact on sexual risk-taking: A curve-of-factors analysis. Journal of Youth and Adolescence.

Cheong YF, Yount KM, Crandall A. 2017. Longitudinal measurement invariance of the Women’s Agency Scale. Bulletin of Sociological Methodology. 134:24-36.

Crandall A, Ghazarian SR, Day RD, Riley AW. 2016. Maternal emotion regulation, parenting, and adolescent behaviors: The mediating role of family processes. Journal of Youth and Adolescence. 45(11):2321–2335.

Crandall A, VanderEnde K, Cheong YF, Dodell S, Yount KM. 2016. Women's age at first marriage and postmarital agency in Egypt. Social Science Research. 57:148-160.

Yount KM, Miedema S, Martin C, Crandall A, Naved RT. 2016. Men's coercive control, partner violence perpetration, and life satisfaction in Bangladesh. Sex Roles. 74(9):450-463.

Yount KM, Crandall A, Cheong YF, Osypuk T, Naved R, Lisa B, Schuler SR. 2016. Child marriage and intimate partner violence in rural Bangladesh: A longitudinal multilevel analysis. Demography.

Crandall A, Abdul Rahim H, Yount KM. 2015. Validation of the General Self-Efficacy Scale Among Qatari Young Women. Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal. 21(12).

Crandall A, Deater-Deckard K, Riley AW. 2015. Maternal Emotion and Cognitive Control Capacities and Parenting: A Conceptual Framework. Developmental Review. 36:105-126.

Crandall A, Job JS, Singh P, Arole S, Arole R. 2007. Village health workers improve child health: The Jamkhed, India Experience. International Journal of Global Health and Health Disparities. 5(1):41-54.

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