Megan L. Ranney, MD

Physician Researcher


Megan Ranney, MD, MPH is an emergency physician, researcher and national advocate for innovative approaches to public health. She holds the Warren Alpert Endowed Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and is founding director of the Brown-Lifespan Center for Digital Health. She is also the associate dean of strategy and innovation at the School of Public Health at Brown University.

Her federally funded research focuses on developing, testing and disseminating digital health interventions to prevent violence and mental illness. She also serves as chief research officer of AFFIRM Research and as president of the board of GetUsPPE.org. She is editor of Annals of Emergency Medicine, a fellow of the fifth class of Aspen’s Fellowship Program and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. She has received numerous awards for technology innovation, public health and research. She is a frequent media commentator on outlets ranging from CNN to the New York Times.



Brown Emergency Medicine, Rhode Island Hospital
55 Claverick Street, 2nd Floor
Providence, RI 02903


  • Medical School:  Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Residency:  Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI
  • Fellowship:  Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI