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Ann McCranie

Associate Director of Research and Training

(812) 855-5920
IU Bloomington


Ann McCranie is the associate director of research and training at the Irsay Institute, where she is responsible for leading the project management team, outreach, and special events. She is also the co-managing director of the Research Data Commons initiative at IU.

McCranie is currently project lead of an award with the Lumina Foundation to help map and optimize their funder and constituent networks, as well as a 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 has also served as the general organizer for a number of academic conferences, including ISSI 2023 (biannual meeting of the International Society for Informetrics and Scientometrics), Networks 2021 (the first and only joint meeting of the Network Science Society and the International Network for Social Network Analysis), and NetSci 2017 (the annual meeting of the Network Science Society). She serves as conference co-chair of the Network Science Society since 2018.

McCranie received her Ph.D. in sociology from IUB. Her research has 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 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 from 2011-2022. She is the co-author of Recovery in Mental Health: A Critical Sociological Account.