Michelle Munro-Kramer and Sarah Rominski are two of the researchers working to create a sexual violence prevention program in Ghana.
ASC faculty affiliates Michelle Munro-Kramer (assistant professor of nursing) and Sarah Rominski (research assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology) are part of the University of Michigan research team working closely with faculty and students in Ghana to create a sexual violence prevention and education program at the University of Cape Coast.
"We are trying to understand the phenomenon of sexual violence within Ghana and how students talk about consent, and what sexual violence and sexual harassment even mean to them," says Michelle Munro-Kramer, assistant professor in the School of Nursing and one of the researchers on the project.
Michelle Munro-Kramer is an assistant professor at the School of Nursing. Her program of research focuses on gender based violence, particularly sexual violence, and reproductive health. She is interested in the primary prevention of violence as well as comprehensive care of vulnerable populations within domestic and international contexts. Her research projects approach these topics using a trauma-informed and patient-centered lens. She is currently working on a gender based violence prevention program on university campuses in Ghana and South Africa. She is also part of a team evaluating maternity waiting homes in Liberia and Zambia.
Sarah Rominski is a research assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, as well as a faculty associate at Global REACH, the medical school’s international initiative. Her work focuses on health system and socio-cultural barriers to contraception and family planning in Ghana, where she has been working for 9 years, as well as the prevention of sexual and gender-based violence on African university campuses.