Ann McCranie is the Associate Director at Indiana University Network Science Institute, responsible for general administration, proposal development, educational outreach, and conference and talk planning. She is currently co-principal investigator with Santo Fortunato on an NSF-funded collaboration with Northeastern University, AccelNet-MultiNet, an effort to support an international network of multilayer/multilevel network science. She is also the general organizer of Networks 2021: A Joint Sunbelt and NetSci Conference, to be held in July 2021 in Washington, DC.
McCranie received her PhD in Sociology from IUB. Her research has been focused on networks in several domains: personal networks and health decision making, networks within organization and how they impact change, and networks between researchers in the mental health services field. McCranie has also served as the managing editor for Network Science and as summer program faculty teaching network analysis for the University of Michigan's ICPSR Summer Program since 2011. She is the co-author of Recovery in Mental Health: A Critical Sociological Account.