Michelle L. Munro-Kramer, PhD, CNM, FNP-BC

Assistant Professor
Department of Health Behavior and Biological Sciences
Room 3188 400NIB

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.


  • Reproductive health
  • Global health
  • Vulnerable populations
  • Gender-based violence
  • Trauma
Dr. Michelle Munro-Kramer's program of research focuses on trauma, comprehensive care of vulnerable populations, and missed opportunities for care within domestic and international contexts. 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 future intervention development.
Dr. Munro-Kramer is currently adapting and piloting a web-based app focused on healthy relationships and sexual violence using a life skills perspective at the University of Michigan. She is also working on adapting and piloting a primary prevention sexual violence intervention to the University of Cape Coast in Ghana. Her global health field work has included Ethiopia, Ghana, Liberia, and Zambia.

Current Research Grants and Programs

  • MICHR K (KL2TR000434), Adapting a Life Skills Application to Address Interpersonal Relationships in College. (PI) 2016-2018
  • Merck for Mothers, The Zambian Maternity Homes (ZaMs) Project. (Evaluation Specialist) 2015-2019
  • Dean's Centennial Seminar, CAsCAid: Complex ACEs and Complex Aid Study Group. (Co-I) 2016-2018
  • International Institute Experiential Learning Fund, Addressing Sexual Violence in Ghana: A University of Michigan and University of Cape Coast Collaboration. (PI) 2017
  • Michigan State Police - Campus Sexual Assault Grant, Adapting a Life Skills Application to Address Interpersonal Relationships in College. (PI) 2016-2017
  • Global Reach Partnership Development Grant, Addressing Gender Based Violence in Ghana: Expanding New Partnerships. (Co-I) 2016-2017
  • Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (TLTC-Net), Gender Based Violence and Engaged Learning in Higher Education. (PI), 2016-2017
  • University Health Service & Student Life, Patient Satisfaction with Post-Assault Services at a University Health Center and University Emergency Department (PACE). (Co-I) 2015-2017


Dr. Munro-Kramer has developed the first undergraduate elective course at the University 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 the 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. Dr. Munro-Kramer recently received funding to gather a group of faculty on campus to discuss teaching about gender-based violence using engaged learning. She also does regular guest lectures on screening for intimate partner violence in practice, sexually transmitted infections, postpartum care, and reproductive health physiology.

Affiliations / Service

  • Junior Fellow, Society of Family Planning, 2014-Present
  • Member, Nursing Network on Violence Against Women, International, 2011-Present
  • Member, Midwest Nursing Research Society, 2009-Present
  • Member, Sigma Theta Tau International, 2002-Present

Notable Awards / Honors

  • Rising Star Award, Sigma Theta Tau International, Rho Chapter, 2014
  • Recent Graduate Achievement Award, Michigan State University, 2013


  • 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

  • Rominski, S. D., Darteh, E., & Munro-Kramer, M. L. (in press). Rape myth acceptance among students at the University of Cape Coast, Ghana. International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics.

  • Lori, J. R., Munro-Kramer, M. L., Shifman, J., Amarah, P. N. M., & Williams, G. (in press). Patient satisfaction of maternity waiting homes in Liberia. Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health.

  • Bell, S. A., Munro-Kramer, M. L., Eisenberg, M., Amarah, P. N. M., Williams, G. & Lori, J. R. (in press). "Ebola kills generations": Qualitative interviews with Liberian healthcare providers. Midwifery.

  • Wilson, D. S., Rosemberg, M-A. S., Visovatti, M., Munro-Kramer, M. L., & Feetham, S. (in press). Career cartography: From stories to science and scholarship. Journal of Nursing Scholarship.

  • Rominski, S. D., Darteh, E., Dickson, D. S., Munro-Kramer, M. L. (2017). Attitudes toward abortion among students at the University of Cape Coast, Ghana. Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare, 11, 53-59. doi:10.1016/j.srhc.2016.10.002

  • Munro-Kramer, M. L.*, Fava, N. M.*, Banerjee, T., Darling-Fisher, C. S., Pardee, M., Villarruel, A. M., & Martyn, K. M. (2016). The effect of a youth-centered sexual risk event history calendar (SREHC) assessment on sexual risk attitudes, intentions, and behavior. Journal of Pediatric Health Care. doi:10.1016/j.pedhc.2016.09.004

  • Lori, J. R., Munro-Kramer, M. L., Mdluli, E. A., Musonda, G. K., Boyd, C. J. (2016). Developing a community driven sustainable model of maternity waiting homes for rural Zambia. Midwifery, 41, 89-95. doi:10.1016/j.midw.2016.08.005

  • Fava, N. M., Munro-Kramer, M. L., Felicetti, I. L., Darling-Fisher, C. S., Pardee, M., Helman, A., Trucco, E. M., & Martyn, K.K. (2016). Lessons learned from using a patient-centered participatory research approach in three health clinics. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 38(11), 1509-1530. doi:10.1177/0193945916654665

  • Beck, D. C., Choi, K. R., Munro-Kramer, M. L., & Lori, J. R. (2016). Human trafficking in Ethiopia: A scoping review to identify gaps in service delivery, research, and policy. Trauma, Violence, & Abuse, Online First. doi:10.1177/1524838016641670

  • Munro-Kramer, M. L., Fava, N. M., Saftner, M. A., Darling-Fisher, C. S., Tate, N. H., Stoddard, S. A., & Martyn, K. K. (2016). What are we missing? Risk behaviors among Arab-American adolescents and emerging adults. Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, 28(9), 493-502. doi:10.1002/2327-6924.12352

  • Pardee, M., Munro-Kramer, M. L., Bigelow, A., & Dahlem, G. (2016). Domestic minor sex trafficking: Missed clinical opportunities. Clinical Advisor. Retrieved from http://www.clinicaladvisor.com/features/domestic-minor-sex-trafficking-missed-clinical-opportunities/article/495972/

  • Lori, J. R., Munro, M. L., & Chuey, M. R. (2016). Use of a facilitated discussion model for antenatal care to improve communication. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 54, 84-94. doi:10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2015.03.018

  • Lori, J. R., Rominski, S. D., Perosky, J. E., Munro, M. L., Williams, G., Bell, S. A., Nyanplu, A. B., Amarah, P. N. M., & Boyd, C. (2015). A case series study on the effect of Ebola on facility-based deliveries in rural Liberia. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 15(254). doi:10.1186/s12884-015-0694-x

  • Munro, M. L., Martyn, K. K., Campbell, R., Graham-Bermann, S., & Seng, J. S. (2015). Important but incomplete: Plan B as an avenue for post-assault care. Sexuality Research and Social Policy, 12(4), 335-346. doi:10.1007/s13178-015-0204-y

  • Munro, M. L., Dulin, A. C., & Kuzma, E. (2015). History, policy, and nursing practice implications of the Plan B emergency contraceptive. Nursing for Women's Health, 19(2), 142-153. doi:10.1111/1751-486X.12186

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