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Megan Ranney, MD, MPH, is an emergency physician, researcher, and national advocate for innovative approaches to public health. She is the founding director of the Brown-Lifespan Center for Digital Health, the chief research officer for the American Foundation for Firearm Injury Reduction in Medicine (AFFIRM), the country's only non-profit committed to reducing firearm injury through the public health approach, and a founding partner of GetUsPPE.org, which matches donors to health systems in need of protective equipment. Megan is currently the Warren Alpert Endowed Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Rhode Island Hospital/Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Dr. Ranney’s research focus is on developing, testing, and disseminating digital health interventions to prevent violence and mental illness. She has had continuous external funding from federal and foundation grants for over a decade, with over 120 peer-reviewed publications. She has been PI or Co-I on over a dozen federally funded grants, all focused on technology-based interventions for high risk populations, and her work has been featured by hundreds of media outlets, including CNN, MSNBC, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Fox News. She has received numerous awards for technology innovation, public health, and research, including Rhode Island Woman Physician of the Year and the American College of Emergency Physicians’ Policy Pioneer Award. Megan earned her bachelor’s degree in history of science, graduating summa cum laude, from Harvard University; her medical doctorate, graduating Alpha Omega Alpha, from Columbia University; and her master's in public health from Brown University. She was previously a Peace Corps volunteer in Cote d'Ivoire. Megan is a Fellow of the fifth class of the Health Innovators Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.