Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies (CHRHS)

Blanche Greene-Cramer

Blanche Greene-Cramer

Epidemiologist, Health Emergency Information & Risk Assessment, World Health Organization

Blanche Greene-Cramer is an Epidemiologist with the Health Emergency Information & Risk Assessment department at the World Health Organization HQ in Geneva, Switzerland. Prior to joining WHO in 2019, Greene-Cramer was an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer and Emergency Public Health Epidemiologist with the Emergency Response and Recovery Branch in the Division of Global Health Protection at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, GA. Her work has focused on strengthening research in complex humanitarian and emergency settings including evaluating maternal and perinatal deaths documentation and assessing the burden of noncommunicable diseases and mental illness and barriers to care among conflict affected populations.

Greene-Cramer currently focuses on developing training and capacity building materials for an event-based surveillance system to improve early detection of potential events of international public health concern. A graduate of Brown University, Blanche also holds a DrPH in Behavioral Science and Health Promotion from University of Texas School of Public Health and a MPH in Global Health from Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health.