This is one of the most moving shows I have done.  Dr. Megan Ranney is an emergency room physician who specializes in gun violence.  We are facing an epidemic in the country and Dr. Ranney and a group of other doctors have banded together to create some cutting edge and critical solutions.  Megan is a brilliant woman and all heart.  I love this show and I hope you will take a few minutes to share our conversation.

Megan Ranney MD MPH is a practicing emergency physician and researcher, focusing on the intersection between digital health and violence prevention.  She is the Director and founder of the Brown Emergency Digital Health Innovation (EDHI) program ( She is also Chief Research Officer for the American Foundation for Firearm Injury Reduction in Medicine (, a non-partisan philanthropy focused on filling the funding gap for high-quality, medically-focused, firearm injury research.

She graduated from Harvard University summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in History of Science in 1997. She served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Cote d’Ivoire prior to attending medical school at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons in NYC. She graduated with AOA status and received the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine award from the Gold Humanism Society on graduation. 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.

She is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Rhode Island Hospital/Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She is an editor for the journal Annals of Emergency Medicine, a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and an elected member of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Board of Directors. She has previously served as an appointed member of HIMSS’ mHealth Physician Taskforce. Chair of the Research Committee for the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, and chair of the Firearm Injury Research Technical Advisory Group for the American College of Emergency Physicians. She is PI or Co-I on grants from NIMH, NICHD, NIAAA, NIDA, and PCORI, all focused on technology-based interventions for high risk populations. Her work has been featured by media outlets ranging from the New York Times to Fox News to the BBC.

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