Chief of Epidemiology
As Chief Epidemiologist for SAMHSA's CAPT, Craig is responsible for coordinating all epidemiology-related activities, working closely with Core and regional staff to support the use and integration of epidemiological data across the regions. In addition, he serves as the liaison between SAMHSA and SAMHSA's CAPT's Epidemiology Functional Team for special projects, and provides training and technical assistance to Native American grantees.
Craig is also a Senior Study Director at Westat. In this position, he serves as senior advisor to the Survey of Jails in Indian Country and is working with other Westat staff to develop a database for criminal justice in Indian Country for the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics. He develops behavioral health promotion, prevention, and treatment programs in Indian Country and manages large and small evaluation projects on both Native American and criminal justice issues. Craig is currently working with the Tribal Leaders Council of Montana and Wyoming to implement a U.S. Health and Human Services Department-funded Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant project entitled the Rocky Mountain Tribal Wellness Initiative (RMTWI). He was also the Project Director on a tribal treatment expansion program that features community collaboration. He has served as an evaluator for the Native American Center for Excellence Service to Science projects and has provided special leadership in training tribal SPF SIG grantees in epidemiology.
Before joining Westat, Craig spent nine years as Research Director and Regional Research Administrator in the Federal Prison System. He subsequently developed a Native American Studies curriculum for Brown University and conducted a variety research projects on Native American and criminal justice topics at the medical schools at both Brown and Harvard Universities. Craig has a Ph.D. in educational psychology from Temple University.