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Megan Ranney is an associate professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Alpert Medical School of Brown University and founding director of the Brown Emergency Digital Health Innovation program. Megan’s career is focused on developing, testing, and disseminating digital health interventions to reduce the risk of violence and mental illness. She currently has nine active federally funded grants and over 100 peer-reviewed publications. She holds numerous national positions, including serving as an elected member of the board of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, chair of her Governor’s Working Group for Gun Safety, and editor for Annals of Emergency Medicine. She is also co-founder of AFFIRM, the country’s only non-profit committed to ending the gun violence epidemic through a public health approach. 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. She 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. Megan was previously a Peace Corps Volunteer in Cote d'Ivoire. She lives in Rhode Island with her husband and two children. Megan is a Fellow of the fifth class of the Health Innovators Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.