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Dr. Ranney is a practicing emergency physician, researcher, and national advocate for innovative approaches to public health. She is the Academic Dean at the School of Public Health at Brown University, the Warren Alpert Endowed Professor of Emergency Medicine at Alpert Medical School of Brown University, and Founding Director of the Brown-Lifespan Center for Digital Health. She is also co-founder and senior strategic advisor for the American Foundation for Firearm Injury Reduction in Medicine (AFFIRM) at the Aspen Institute, committed to reducing firearm injury through the public health approach; and co-founder of GetUsPPE.org, which matched donors to health systems in need of protective equipment. Megan is currently the Warren Alpert Endowed Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She has previously served as an appointed member of HIMSS' mHealth Physician Taskforce, an elected member of the Board of Directors of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, and chair of the Firearm Injury Research Technical Advisory Group for the American College of Emergency Physicians. 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. Megan is a Fellow of the fifth class of the Health Innovators Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.