Giles L. Crane, M.P.H., is chairperson of the Board of Directors of SERV Centers of New Jersey, Inc. He also sits on the board of SERV Behavioral Health System, Inc.
Mr. Crane is a retired research scientist and statistician with the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services.
“I have supported the development of tranquilizers and other drugs in private industry, and participated in many projects in the state Department of Health and Senior Services during the second half of my career. From such diverse experience I have come to appreciate greatly the importance of good mental health and behavior in preventing many types of disease conditions,” says Mr. Crane. “Statistics and computer science can contribute to good mental health, as can art, and contact with the natural environment and animal life. For treatment and prevention, the SERV recovery model, I believe, is a rational, effective method which will continue to improve.”
A resident of Princeton, N.J., Mr. Crane is a member of the American Statistical Association, New Jersey Public Health Association, Society of the 173rd Airborne Brigade, and Yale Alumni Association. He also is affiliated with Princeton Independent Consultants, as well as the Westminster Community Orchestra for more than 30 years. He teaches a one-day workshop at the Office of Public Health Practice New Jersey School of Public Health, titled "Epidemiological Computing and Graphics
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Mr. Crane is a U.S. Army veteran who served in Vietnam and received the Bronze Star. He also is a two-time recipient (1995 and 2008) of the New Jersey Public Health Association President’s Award.