Dr. Ranney’s career focus is on developing, testing, and disseminating digital health interventions to prevent violence and mental illness. She is currently Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator on 9 federally funded grants and has over 100 peer-reviewed publications. She holds numerous national positions, including serving as an elected member of the Board of Directors of Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, Chair of the Rhode Island Governor’s Task Force for Gun Safety, and editor for Annals of Emergency Medicine. She is also Chief Research Officer and 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. Megan is also a Fellow of the fifth class of the Health Innovators Fellowship Program and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. 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. She was previously a Peace Corps Volunteer in Cote d'Ivoire. She lives in Rhode Island with her husband and two children. She is active on Twitter @meganranney.
Mental health is a broad field. As you hack your solutions, consider the people who are affected. Don't be afraid to go beyond the scope of just healthcare. Think about an individual's place in a community. Think about the people affected, seen and unseen.
Brown University's campus, located on the idyllic College Hill, presents diverse spaces which allow for intense collaborations with a diverse array of passionate healthcare experts & students.
This year's hackathon will take place in Friedman Hall on Brown's Main Campus.
5:30PM — Doors Open/Check-In & Networking w/ Refreshments
6:30PM — Message about the Cooke Lectureship
6:35PM — Keynote Address: The Charles O. Cooke M.D. Distinguished Visiting Lectureship by Dr. Megan Ranney (Physician-Researcher and Director of the Emergency Digital Health Innovation Program)
7:30PM — Networking Night
8:15PM — End of Friday Night Kick-Off