Dr. Crane conducts research and leads quality improvement programs for government sponsored health agencies focusing on maternal and child health and behavioral health. She has presented and published on topics including physical and behavioral health integration, performance measurement, and behavioral health workforce development. She is also a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at The Ohio State University Medical Center.
Dr. Crane previously held, over a period of fifteen years, a series of research, policy, and leadership positions with the Ohio Department of Mental Health. Most recently, she served as the Director of Quality Improvement, where she led quality improvement activities in Ohio’s inpatient and community behavioral health service system and directed efforts to implement clinical best practices and workforce development. She earned an undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and earned masters and doctoral degrees in developmental psychology from Bowling Green State University.