Benjamin M. Craig, PhD

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Benjamin M. Craig, PhD

Associate Member

"To systematically listen to patients so that we can better inform medical decision-making, treatment recommendations and health policy."

Office  (813) 745-6710

Education And Training
  • PhD, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 2003 - Population Health
  • MS, University of Texas at Austin, 1999 - Economics

Dr. Craig interest is primarily in cancer economics, particularly measuring health and health preferences.  The goal of his work is to systematically listen to patients to better inform medical decision-making, treatment recommendations and health policy.  The Craig lab achieves this goal by conducting surveys, economic evaluations, and secondary data analyses on a wide range of health-related topics.  For a summary of current work, please visit the lab website:

  • Owens MA, Craig BM, Egan KM, Reed DR. Birth desires and intentions of women diagnosed with a meningioma. J Neurosurg. 2015 May;122(5):1151-1156. Pubmedid: 25623387.
  • Craig BM, Greiner W, Brown DS, Reeve BB. Valuation of Child Health-Related Quality of Life in the United States. Health Econ. 2015 Apr. Pubmedid: 25926161.
  • Unrod M, Simmons VN, Sutton SK, Cummings KM, Celestino P, Craig BM, Lee JH, Meltzer LR, Brandon TH. Relapse-Prevention Booklets as an Adjunct to a Tobacco Quitline: A Randomized Controlled Effectiveness Trial. Nicotine Tob Res. 2015 Apr. Pubmedid: 25847293.
  • Craig BM, Reeve BB, Brown PM, Cella D, Hays RD, Lipscomb J, Simon Pickard A, Revicki DA. US valuation of health outcomes measured using the PROMIS-29. Value Health. 2014 Dec;17(8):846-853. Pubmedid: 25498780.
  • Craig BM, Pickard AS, Rand-Hendriksen K. Do health preferences contradict ordering of EQ-5D labels?. Qual Life Res. 2014 Dec. Pubmedid: 25519940.
  • Unrod M, Simmons VN, Sutton SK, Meltzer LR, Harrell PT, Meade CD, Craig BM, Lee JH, Brandon TH. A randomized clinical trial of self-help intervention for smoking cessation: Research design, interventions, and baseline data. Contemp Clin Trials. 2014 Jul;38(2):284-290. Pubmedid: 24865525.
  • Craig BM, Hays RD, Pickard AS, Cella D, Revicki DA, Reeve BB. Comparison of US panel vendors for online surveys. J Med Internet Res. 2014 Jun;15(11):e260. Pubmedid: 24292159. Pmcid: PMC3869084.
  • Craig BM, Reeve BB, Cella D, Hays RD, Pickard AS, Revicki DA. Demographic differences in health preferences in the United States. Med Care. 2014 Apr;52(4):307-313. Pubmedid: 24374420. Pmcid: PMC4031273.
  • Craig BM, Pickard AS, Lubetkin EI. Health problems are more common, but less severe when measured using newer EQ-5D versions. J Clin Epidemiol. 2014 Jan;67(1):93-99. Pubmedid: 24075597. Pmcid: PMC4091801.
  • Craig BM, Donovan KA, Fraenkel L, Watson V, Hawley S, Quinn GP. A generation of childless women: lessons from the United States. Womens Health Issues. 2014 Jan;24(1):e21-e27. Pubmedid: 24439943.
  • Kessler LM, Craig BM, Plosker SM, Reed DR, Quinn GP. Infertility evaluation and treatment among women in the United States. Fertil Steril. 2013 Oct;100(4):1025-1032. Pubmedid: 23849845. Pmcid: PMC3814221.
  • Craig BM, Pickard AS, Stolk E, Brazier JE. US valuation of the SF-6D. Med Decis Making. 2013 Aug;33(6):793-803. Pubmedid: 23629865. Pmcid: PMC3740344.
  • Tarn DM, Young HN, Craig BM. Development of the patient approach and views toward healthcare communication (PAV-COM) measure among older adults. BMC Health Serv Res. 2013 May;12:289. Pubmedid: 22931537. Pmcid: PMC3496598.
  • Kessler LM, Craig BM, Saigal C, Quinn GP. Starting a family: characteristics associated with men's reproductive preferences. Am J Mens Health. 2013 May;7(3):198-205. Pubmedid: 23112251. Pmcid: PMC3708672.
  • Craig BM, Han G, Munkin MK, Fenstermacher D. Simulating the contribution of a biospecimen and clinical data repository in a phase II clinical trial: A value of information analysis. Stat Methods Med Res. 2013 Mar. Pubmedid: 23503303.
  • Pidala J, Craig BM, Lee SJ, Majhail N, Quinn G, Anasetti C. Practice variation in physician referral for allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation. Bone Marrow Transplant. 2013 Jan;48(1):63-67. Pubmedid: 22705801. Pmcid: PMC3549547.
  • Craig BM, Rollison DE, List AF, Cogle CR. Underreporting of myeloid malignancies by United States cancer registries. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2012 Mar;21(3):474-481. Pubmedid: 22237987. Pmcid: PMC3662977.
  • Craig BM, Rollison DE, List AF, Cogle CR. Diagnostic testing, treatment, cost of care, and survival among registered and non-registered patients with myelodysplastic syndromes. Leuk Res. 2011 Nov;35(11):1453-1456. Pubmedid: 21851978. Pmcid: PMC3191243.
  • Adams R, Craig BM, Walsh CD, Veale DJ, Bresnihan B, FitzGerald O, Barry M. The impact of a revised EQ-5D population scoring on preference-based utility scores in an inflammatory arthritis cohort. Value Health. 2011 Nov;14(6):921-927. Pubmedid: 21914514. Pmcid: PMC3811927.
  • Craig BM, Busschbach JJ. Revisiting United States valuation of EQ-5D states. J Health Econ. 2011 Sep;30(5):1057-1063. Pubmedid: 21835477. Pmcid: PMC3188390.
  • Craig BM, Busschbach JJ. Toward a more universal approach in health valuation. Health Econ. 2011 Jul;20(7):864-875. Pubmedid: 20677328. Pmcid: PMC3819815.
  • Cogle CR, Craig BM, Rollison DE, List AF. Incidence of the myelodysplastic syndromes using a novel claims-based algorithm: high number of uncaptured cases by cancer registries. Blood. 2011 Jun;117(26):7121-7125. Pubmedid: 21531980. Pmcid: PMC3143554.
  • Craig BM, Bell BA, Quinn GP, Vadaparampil ST. Prevalence of cancer visits by physician specialty, 1997-2006. J Cancer Educ. 2010 Dec;25(4):548-555. Pubmedid: 20336400. Pmcid: PMC3811914.
  • Craig BM, Gilbert SM, Herndon JB, Vogel B, Quinn GP. Participation of older patients with prostate cancer in Medicare eligible trials. J Urology. 2010 Sep;184(3):901-906. Pubmedid: 20643449. Pmcid: PMC3811922.
  • Craig BM, Brisson M, Chesson H, Giuliano AR, Jit M. Proceedings of the Modeling Evidence in HPV Pre-Conference Workshop in Malmö, Sweden, May 9-10, 2009. Clin Ther. 2010 Aug;32(8):1546-1564. Pubmedid: 20728767. Pmcid: PMC4095755.
  • Craig BM, Strassels SA. Out-of-pocket prices of opioid analgesics in the United States, 1999-2004. Pain Med. 2010 Feb;11(2):240-247. Pubmedid: 20002589. Pmcid: PMC3811926.
  • Craig BM, Oppe M. From a different angle: a novel approach to health valuation. Soc Sci Med. 2010 Jan;70(2):169-174. Pubmedid: 19880235. Pmcid: PMC2808428.
  • Craig BM, Quinn GP, Vadaparampil ST. Sensitivity of self-report mammography use in older women. Am J Prev Med. 2009 Nov;37(5):441-444. Pubmedid: 19840700. Pmcid: PMC3864094.
  • Craig BM, Adams AK. Accuracy of body mass index categories based on self-reported height and weight among women in the United States. Matern Child Health J. 2009 Jul;13(4):489-496. Pubmedid: 18607705. Pmcid: PMC2731685.
  • Craig BM, Busschbach JJ, Salomon JA. Modeling ranking, time trade-off, and visual analog scale values for EQ-5D health states: a review and comparison of methods. Med Care. 2009 Jun;47(6):634-641. Pubmedid: 19433996. Pmcid: PMC2730922.
  • Augustovski FA, Irazola VE, Velazquez AP, Gibbons L, Craig BM. Argentine valuation of the EQ-5D health states. Value Health. 2009 Jun;12(4):587-596. Pubmedid: 19900257. Pmcid: PMC3819816.
  • Craig BM, Busschbach JJ, Salomon JA. Keep it simple: ranking health states yields values similar to cardinal measurement approaches. J Clin Epidemiol. 2009 Mar;62(3):296-305. Pubmedid: 18945585. Pmcid: PMC2766172.
  • Craig BM. The duration effect: a link between TTO and VAS values. Health Econ. 2009 Feb;18(2):217-225. Pubmedid: 18351621. Pmcid: PMC2760230.
  • Craig BM, Busschbach JJ. The episodic random utility model unifies time trade-off and discrete choice approaches in health state valuation. Popul Health Metr. 2009;7:3. Pubmedid: 19144115. Pmcid: PMC2667164.
  • Craig BM, Kraus CK, Chewning BA, Davis JE. Quality of care for older adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma based on comparisons to practice guidelines and smoking status. BMC Health Serv Res. 2008;8:144. Pubmedid: 18611245. Pmcid: PMC2500012.
  • Craig B, Ramachandran S. Relative risk of a shuffled deck: a generalizable logical consistency criterion for sample selection in health state valuation studies. Health Econ. 2006 Aug;15(8):835-848. Pubmedid: 16532509.
  • Lundy J, Craig B. The use of disease-modifying agents among multiple sclerosis patients enrolled in medicare from 1995 to 2002 and the impact of medicare part D: analysis of claim data from the medicare current beneficiary survey. Clin Ther. 2006 Jan;28(1):140-145. Pubmedid: 16490588.
  • Herman PM, Craig BM, Caspi O. Is complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) cost-effective? A systematic review. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2005 Jun;5:11. Pubmedid: 15932647. Pmcid: PMC1182346.
  • Fryback DG, Craig BM. Measuring economic outcomes of cancer. J Natl Cancer Inst Monogr. 2004;(33):134-141. Pubmedid: 15504924.
  • Craig BM, Tseng DS. Cost-effectiveness of gastric bypass for severe obesity. Am J Med. 2002 Oct;113(6):491-498. Pubmedid: 12427499.
  • Craig B, Ko?? C. Vice president Al Gore's health care agenda and the utilization of medical services: An empirical analysis. Medgenmed. 2000 Oct;2(4):E33-E33. Pubmedid: 11104479.
  • Craig BM, Kreling DH, Mott DA. Do seniors get the medicines prescribed for them? Evidence from the 1996-1999 Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey. Health Aff (Millwood). 22(3):175-182. Pubmedid: 12757282.
  • Rowen D, Brazier J, Young T, Gaugris S, Craig BM, King MT, Velikova G. Deriving a preference-based measure for cancer using the EORTC QLQ-C30. Value Health. 14(5):721-731. Pubmedid: 21839411. Pmcid: PMC3811066.
  • Rakel DP, Hoeft TJ, Barrett BP, Chewning BA, Craig BM, Niu M. Practitioner empathy and the duration of the common cold. Fam Med. 41(7):494-501. Pubmedid: 19582635. Pmcid: PMC2720820.
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