Joan Cranmer is a neurotoxicologist and Professor of Pediatrics and Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Arkansas School of Medicine.  She received a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota.  Her research is in infant and child neurotoxicity studies, subtle and long-term effects; children's environmental health; and developmental neurotoxicology. 

Dr. Cranmer is an international leader in the area of toxins and children. She has more than 74 publications in peer reviewed journals, proceedings, and edited books. She has served on a large number of study sections, national and international advisory boards, and expert panels and committees, including Council member of the National Institute of Environmental Health Advisory Council of the NIH, and the Scientific Advisory Board of the National Egyptian Center for Toxicological Research.

Dr. Cranmer has served as Editor in Chief of the Journal of Neurotoxicology since its inception in 1979.  She has served as Conference Chair of the annual International Conference on Neurotoxicology every year since 1982. She was an advisor to the White House Committee on the Environment and Children in 1996. She has received an array of special awards and recognitions, and has been an invited speaker to a large number of major international conferences.