Revitalizing Healthcare

Dr. Megan Ranney: Coalitions & Community

July 19, 2022 Season 1 Episode 10
Dr. Megan Ranney: Coalitions & Community
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Revitalizing Healthcare
Dr. Megan Ranney: Coalitions & Community
Jul 19, 2022 Season 1 Episode 10

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. Dr. Ranney’s research focuses on developing, testing, and disseminating digital health interventions to prevent violence and related behavioral health problems, as well as on COVID-related risk reduction. She has had continuous external funding from federal and foundation grants for over a decade. She has held multiple national leadership roles, including co-founder and Senior StrategicAdvisor for AFFIRM at the Aspen Institute, a non-profit committed to ending the gun violence epidemic through a non-partisan public health approach, and Co-founder of GetUsPPE.org, a start-up non-profit that delivered donated personal protective equipment to those who needed it most. She is a Fellow of the fifth class of the Aspen Institute’s Health Innovators Fellowship Program and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. She has received numerous awards for technology innovation, public health, and research, including Rhode Island “Woman of the Year” and the American College of Emergency Physicians’ Policy Pioneer Award. She is also a frequent media commentator on outlets ranging from the BBC to CNN to the New York Times. Dr. Ranney 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 completed her residency in Emergency Medicine and a fellowship in Injury Prevention Research at Brown University. She was previously a Peace Corps Volunteer in Cote d'Ivoire. She lives in Rhode Island

Are you a healthcare professional looking to empower yourself and advance in your field? Then, you won’t want to miss the transformational Women in Medicine Summit, September 13-14 at the Drake Hotel in Chicago. This event is a powerhouse of inspiration designed to elevate and celebrate women in medicine.

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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. Dr. Ranney’s research focuses on developing, testing, and disseminating digital health interventions to prevent violence and related behavioral health problems, as well as on COVID-related risk reduction. She has had continuous external funding from federal and foundation grants for over a decade. She has held multiple national leadership roles, including co-founder and Senior StrategicAdvisor for AFFIRM at the Aspen Institute, a non-profit committed to ending the gun violence epidemic through a non-partisan public health approach, and Co-founder of GetUsPPE.org, a start-up non-profit that delivered donated personal protective equipment to those who needed it most. She is a Fellow of the fifth class of the Aspen Institute’s Health Innovators Fellowship Program and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. She has received numerous awards for technology innovation, public health, and research, including Rhode Island “Woman of the Year” and the American College of Emergency Physicians’ Policy Pioneer Award. She is also a frequent media commentator on outlets ranging from the BBC to CNN to the New York Times. Dr. Ranney 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 completed her residency in Emergency Medicine and a fellowship in Injury Prevention Research at Brown University. She was previously a Peace Corps Volunteer in Cote d'Ivoire. She lives in Rhode Island

Are you a healthcare professional looking to empower yourself and advance in your field? Then, you won’t want to miss the transformational Women in Medicine Summit, September 13-14 at the Drake Hotel in Chicago. This event is a powerhouse of inspiration designed to elevate and celebrate women in medicine.

Dr. Austin, host of this podcast will be there and hopes you will be too!


MicroSkills is built on one core, easy-to-learn principle: every big goal, complicated task, healthy habit, and, yes, even what we think of as character traits, can be broken down into small, learnable, skills that can be practiced, and incorporated real-time. Pre-order wherever you buy your books or on Amazon; launches Apr 16.

Support the Show.

  • Connect with Andrea on Instagram (@revitalizingdoc) or LinkedIn about the show and more, or visit her website www.andreaaustinmd.com.
  • Sign up for her newsletter, “Revitalizing Healthcare.” It is your go-to source for insightful content on transforming the healthcare landscape and staying well while changemaking.
  • Join this list to keep up to date on the launch of her forthcoming book, Revitalized: A guidebook to rediscovering your heartline. This book provides a beacon for channeling emotional intelligence not only to survive but thrive in medicine.