Craig Crandall, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center and a member of the Division of Cardiology

Originally from California, Dr. Crandall holds a bachelor's degree in physical education and exercise physiology from Brigham Young University in Utah. He then earned a master's degree in physical education and exercise physiology at the University of Oregon in Eugene. He completed his doctorate degree in biological sciences and physiology at the University of North Texas Health Science Center Fort Worth, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Physiology at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio.

Dr. Crandall joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 1996.

At UT Southwestern, Dr. Crandall is a member of several committees, including the Promotion and Tenure Committee at the School of Health Professions, the Post-tenure Review Committee for the Department of Internal Medicine, and the Internal Medicine Tenure Track Research Compensation Committee Meeting. 

In 2023, Dr. Crandall earned the American College of Sports Medicine Citation Award. He has also been the recipient of the Edward F. Adolph Distinguished Lectureship Award from the American Physiological Society, as well as Awarded Fellow Status and the Young Investigator Award from the American College of Sports Medicine. 

Dr. Crandall is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, as well as a member of the American Physiological Society, the American Autonomic Society, the American Burn Association, and the Texas Regional Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine.

Dr. Crandall's research interests include exercise science, sports medicine, and thermoregulation. He has been invited to lecture nationally on different topics related to heat stress and thermoregulating in the body, the effects of heat and humidity on the cardiovascular system, and burn survivor research. He has published over 200 peer-reviewed articles, reviews, editorials, and letters to the editor related to his research.


Graduate School
University of Oregon (1989)
Graduate School
University of North Texas (1993)

Research Interest

  • Blood pressure control during environmental stressors
  • Impact of environmental stressors on hemorrhage control
  • Mechanisms of cutaneous responses during hot flashes
  • Neural control of skin blood flow and sweating
  • Reinnervation and revascularization of grafted skin
  • Thermoregulation in healthy and diseased humans


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Schlader ZJ, Seifert T, Wilson TE, Bundgaard-Nielsen M, Secher NH, Crandall CG J. Appl. Physiol. 2013 Apr
Brain blood flow and cardiovascular responses to hot flashes in postmenopausal women.
Lucas RA, Ganio MS, Pearson J, Crandall CG Menopause 2013 Mar 20 3 299-304
Effect of Human Skin Grafts on Whole-Body Heat Loss During Exercise Heat Stress: A Case Report.
Ganio MS, Gagnon D, Stapleton J, Crandall CG, Kenny GP J Burn Care Res 2012 Nov
Mechanisms of cutaneous vasodilation during the postmenopausal hot flash.
Low DA, Hubing KA, Del Coso J, Crandall CG Menopause 2011 Apr 18 4 359-65
Sustained impairments in cutaneous vasodilation and sweating in grafted skin following long-term recovery.
Davis SL, Shibasaki M, Low DA, Cui J, Keller DM, Wingo JE, Purdue GF, Hunt JL, Arnoldo BD, Kowalske KJ, Crandall CG J Burn Care Res 2009 Jul-Aug 30 4 675-85

Honors & Awards

  • American College of Sports Medicine Citation Award
  • Edward F. Adolph Distinguished Lectureship Award
    American Physiological Society (2021)
  • Excellence in Postdoctoral Mentoring Awardee
  • Associate Editor; American Journal of Physiology - Regulatory, Integrative, and Comparative Physiology
  • Gisolfi Tutorial Lecture
  • Fellow of the American College of Sport Medicine
  • American College of Sport Medicine Young Investigator Award

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Autonomic Society (1998)
  • American Burn Association (2005)
  • American College of Sports Medicine (1990)
  • American Physiological Society (1998)