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 also Associate Director of Research and Training at the new Irsay Family Research Institute, a multidisciplinary sociomedical sciences institute at Indiana University.
McCranie 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 a lead in a Lumina Foundation award to assist the organization in evaluating and expanding their policy networks. McCranie served as the managing editor for Network Science for eight years and is now Action Editor in Sociology and Health.
McCranie received her PhD in Sociology from Indiana University Bloomington. 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.She was also the general organizer of Networks 2021: A Joint Sunbelt and NetSci Conference, held virtually in July 2021 with over 1700 participants. She has served 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.