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Michelle L. Munro-Kramer, Ph.D., CNM, FNP-BC

Assistant Professor
Director of Global Programs
Department of Health Behavior and Biological Sciences
Room 3188 NURS1

University of Michigan School of Nursing
400 North Ingalls Building
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5482

Telephone: (734) 647-0154
Fax: (734) 763-0681
Michelle Munro-Kramer is accepting new PhD students.


  • Gender-based violence
  • Global health
  • Innovation
  • Vulnerable populations
  • Reproductive health

Dr. Michelle Munro-Kramer’s program of research focuses on gender-based violence prevention and response, primarily among college-age youth, within domestic and international contexts. As part of the inaugural Johnson & Johnson Nurse Innovation Fellowship, she is interested in leveraging nurses’ creativity to develop innovative solutions to complex health and human rights issues such as intimate partner violence, sexual violence, and human trafficking. Her research projects approach these topics using a trauma-informed and patient-centered lens. She uses mixed methods and participatory action research to understand the experiences of vulnerable populations in order to inform innovative future intervention development. Her global health field work has included Ethiopia, Ghana, Liberia and Zambia.

Current Research Grants and Programs

  • African Social Research Initiative Collaborative Faculty Seed Grant, Creating a Network for Gender-Based Violence Prevention at Universities across Sub-Saharan Africa, PI, 2020-2021.
  • National Institutes of Justice, Evaluating a Web-Based Crisis Hotline for Sexual Assault Victims: Reducing Barriers, Increasing Help-Seeking, and Improving the Help-Seeking Experience, Consultant, 2019-2021.
  • Institute for Research on Women and Gender Seed Grant, Understanding Experiences with Inappropriate, Disrespectful, and Coercive Healthcare and Physical Exams: A Mixed Methods Study, Co-I, 2019-2021.


Dr. Munro-Kramer has developed the first undergraduate elective course at the University of Michigan focused on gender-based violence, Gender-Based Violence: From Theory to Action (HS 404/WS 404). The course is cross-listed to include students from across campus and incorporates lectures as well as experiential hours where students apply the principles from the course by attending community events and trainings related to gender-based violence. She also does regular guest lectures on screening for intimate partner violence in practice, sexually transmitted infections, and postpartum care.

She is also committed to educating practicing clinicians about gender-based violence. In collaboration with a group of interdisciplinary colleagues from the University of Michigan and University of Maryland, she helped create a massive open online course (MOOC), Intimate Partner Violence (IPV): Interprofessional Strategies for Prevention and Response. As part of the University of Michigan Human Trafficking Collaborative, she also co-developed a continuing education module on human trafficking for healthcare providers, Addressing Human Trafficking in Healthcare Settings.

Affiliations / Service

  • Member, Sigma Thetat Tau International, 2002-Present
  • Member, Midwest Nursing Research Society, 2009-Present
  • Member, Nursing Network on Violence Against Women, International, 2011-Present (Board Member, 2018-2021)
  • Consultant, Michigan Organization for Adolescent and Sexual Health, 2018-Present
  • Academic Editor, PLoS One, 2019-Present

Notable Awards / Honors

  • Recent Graduate Achievement Award, Michigan State University, 2013
  • Rising Star Award, Sigma Theta Tau International, Rho Chapter, 2014
  • Johnson & Johnson Nurse Innovation Fellow, October 2019 – October 2021


  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 2015
  • PhD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 2013
  • MS, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 2006
  • BSN, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, 2003

Publication Highlights

  • Munro-Kramer, M. L., Cannon, L. M., Scheiman, L., St Ivany, A., & Bailey, J. (2021). Accessing healthcare services during the COVID-19 pandemic: The plight of sexual assault survivors. Journal of Forensic Nursing, 17(2), 93-97. doi:10.1097/JFN.0000000000000326.

  • Cannon, L. M., Munro-Kramer, M. L., Scheiman, L., Bailey, J. M., Parrish, D., & Ernst, S. D. (2021). Patient satisfaction with sexual assault nurse examiner services and post-assault resource utilization at a university health center and emergency department. Journal of American College Health. doi:10.1080/07448481.2021.1898407.

  • Zagurny, E. S. F., Compton, S. D., Cannon, L. M., Dzomeku, V., Omolo, T., & Munro-Kramer, M. L. (2021). Understanding stalking among university students in Ghana: A descriptive study. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. doi:10.1177/08862605211001485.

  • Jack, S. M., Munro‐Kramer, M. L., Williams, J. R., Schminkey, D., Tomlinson, E., Jennings Mayo‐Wilson, L., ... & Campbell, J. C. (2021). Recognising and responding to intimate partner violence using telehealth: Practical guidance for nurses and midwives. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 30,

  • Choi, C. M., Munro-Kramer, M. L., Cannon, L. M., Owusu-Antwi, R., Akorsu, A. D., & Rominski, S. D. (2020). Building master trainers to facilitate sexual violence prevention: A pilot study in Ghana. Annals of Global Health, 86(1), 134.

  • Cannon, L. M., Sheridan-Fulton, E. C., Dankyi, R., Seidu, A. A., Compton, S. D., Odoi, A., Darteh, E. K., & Munro-Kramer, M. L. (2020). Understanding the healthcare provider response to sexual violence in Ghana: A situational analysis. PLoS One15(4), e0231644.

  • Cannon, L. M., Bailey, J. M., Ernst, S. D., Bevilacqua, K. G., Adams, C., Sheridan-Fulton, E., Madson-Olson, S., Scheiman, L., & Munro-Kramer, M. L. (2020). A retrospective analysis of Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) records from sexual assault survivors at a large university emergency department from 2003-2017. Violence & Victims. doi:10.1891/VV-D-19-00127.

  • Choi, K. R., Beck, D. C., Khan, M. A., Bell, S. A., Beza, L., & Munro-Kramer, M. L. (2020). A qualitative needs assessment of human trafficking in Ethiopia: recommendations for a comprehensive, coordinated response. International Journal for Equity in Health19(1), 1-11. doi:10.1186/s12939-020-1154-4.

  • Munro-Kramer, M. L., Rominski, S. D., Seidu, A. A., Darteh, E., Britwum, A. O. & Stephenson, R. (2020). Adapting a sexual violence primary prevention program to Ghana utilizing the ADAPT-ITT framework. Violence Against Women, 26(1), 66-88.  doi:10.1177/1077801219828533.

  • Munro-Kramer, M. L., Beck, D. C., Choi, K. R., Singer, R., Gebhard, A., & Carr, B. (2020). Health needs and outcomes of human trafficking survivors: A secondary analysis. Journal of Human Trafficking, 1-14. doi:10.1080/23322705.209.1574476.

  • Cannon, L. M., Bailey, J. M., Ernst, S. D., St Ivany, A., Bevilacqua, K. G., Scheiman, L., & Munro-Kramer, M. L. (2019). Examining trends in non-fatal strangulation among sexual assault survivors seeking Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner care from 2002-2017. International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics, 149, 106-112. doi:10.1002/ijgo.13058.

  • Larance, L. Y., Armstrong, E., Munro-Kramer, M. L., Sheridan-Fulton, E., Kusunoki, Y., Ngo, Q., Fincher, S., & Denson, N. (2019). Feminist praxis: The Michigan Meeting on Ending Gender-Based Violence. Affilia, 34(3), 383-392. doi:10.1177/0886109919836096.

  • Munro-Kramer, M. L., Scott, N., Boyd, C. J., Veliz, P. T., Murray, S. M., Musonda, G., & Lori, J. R. (2018). Postpartum physical intimate partner violence among women in rural Zambia. International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 143(2), 199-204. doi:10.1002/ijgo.12654.

  • Munro-Kramer, M. L., Dulin, A., & Gaither, C. (2017). What survivors want: Understanding the needs of sexual assault survivors. Journal of American College Health, 65(5), 297-305. doi:10.1080/07448481.2017.1312409.

  • Rominski, S. D., Moyer, C. A., Darteh, E. K., & Munro-Kramer, M. L. (2017). Sexual coercion among students at the University of Cape Coast, Ghana. Sexuality & Culture, 21(2), 516-533. doi:10.1007/s12119-016-9402-x.

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