Jaih Craddock

Jaih CraddockJaih Craddock, Assistant Professor
Phone: (410) 706-7022
Email: jaih.craddock@ssw.umaryland.edu
Room: 5E15


UM School of Social Work
525 West Redwood Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Dr. Jaih Craddock graduated from the University of Southern California Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work with her PhD and MSW, and San Francisco State University with a Master’s in Sexuality Studies. Her research centers on using computational social science and qualitative methods to address sexual health and HIV disparities in complex adaptive systems (networks). Her scholarship utilizes innovative social network methods and artificial intelligence technologies to examine how social network dynamics and social media communication impacts decision making around sexual health-related behaviors (e.g., relationship dynamics, contraceptive use, HIV testing, interest in pre-exposure prophylaxis [PrEP]), particularly among Black young adults.



BA –San Francisco State University

MA – San Francisco State University

MSW - University of Southern California

PhD - University of Southern California

Expertise & Research Interests

Social Influences; Decision-making; Social Network Analysis; HIV/AIDS; Sexual Health within Black Communities; Sexual and Reproductive Health and Justice; Multimedia-based Intervention Development  

Recent Publications

  1. Craddock, J.B. (In press). Sexual Health Communication among Young Black Women and their Social Network Members. Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research.


  1. Dangerfield, D., Craddock, J. B., & Gilreath, T. (In press). Predictors for HIV testing and Health Care utilization for Black women: A Latent Class Analysis. Journal of the National Black Nurses Association.


  1. Rice, E., Yoshioka-Maxwell, A., Petering, P., Onasch-Vera, L., Craddock, J., Tambe, M., Yadav, A., Wilder, B., Woo, D., Winetrobe, H., Wilson, N. (2018). Piloting the Use of Artificial Intelligence to Enhance HIV Prevention Interventions for Youth Experiencing Homelessness. Journal of the Society for Social Work Research. DOI:10.1086/701439