Dr. Ashish Jha, Dean of the Brown University School of Public Health, has announced that Dr. Megan Ranney has agreed to serve as the School’s Associate Dean for Strategy and Innovation. Dr. Ranney has served in an informal advising role to the Dean for several months on many key initiatives critical to the School.
In her new role, Dr. Ranney’s guidance and expertise will be formalized as they relate to the School’s strategic governance and growth. Her initial focus will be on the School’s strategy for portfolio expansion—Pandemic Preparedness and Response, Climate Change and Health, and AI and Digital Health—as well as on building strategic bridges and further connecting the School within the University.
A graduate of Harvard University, Dr. Ranney served as a Peace Corps Volunteer prior to attending medical school at Columbia University. She completed internship, residency, and chief residency in Emergency Medicine, as well as a fellowship in Injury Prevention Research and a Master of Public Health, at Brown University.
Dr. Ranney has held a secondary appointment in the Department of Health Services, Policy and Practice since 2013 and has been involved with the School as an educator, researcher, and mentor for the last decade. She will now formally join the Dean’s leadership team, complementing her existing work in the Department of Emergency Medicine and as Director of the Brown-Lifespan Center for Digital Health. Learn more about Dr. Ranney.