John Cranmer

John Cranmer

Assistant Professor, clinical track


Dr. John Cranmer is an Assistant Professor, clinical track, and is a health system strategist and primary care clinician who creates interdisciplinary solutions for complex global health problems using community-clinic collaboration, health system quality improvement and evidence-based care strategies.

His implementation research focuses on collaborative approaches for addressing adverse health outcomes in low and middle income countries (LMICs) with a particular focus on maternal survival, community-clinic collaboration and cohesive clinician teamwork. His recent work focuses on designing a novel model for measuring emergency obstetric capacity in global health systems and an intuitive tool for rapidly measuring and improving clinical teamwork at facilities. In his current role as the Population Health track lead of Emory’s Doctorate of Nursing Practice program, Dr. Cranmer guides students to create practice-transforming interventions derived from collaborative team science, research evidence and context-specific knowledge.

Previously he completed extended fieldwork on sexual and reproductive health quality and care seeking in Kenya. He conducted sentinel HIV-undernutrition implementation research in Ethiopia that later influenced global HIV-undernutrtion priorities in the global PEPFAR program. His clinical practice advances behaviorally-influenced primary care for non-native English speakers and adults with complex chronic disease or behavioral health comorbidities.

Dr. Cranmer completed a post-doctoral research fellowship in the University of Washington Department of Global Health after earning a DNP at UW. He earned an MPH in international health, a MSN in community health and completed clinical training as an adult nurse practitioner at Johns Hopkins University. He holds a BA in religious studies from Wheaton College and a BSN from Hopkins.

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