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Megan Ranney elected to National Academy of Medicine


The professor of emergency medicine received the honor in recognition of her work as a public health leader, communicator, and innovative problem-solver.

Megan L. Ranney RES’08 F’10 MPH’10, MD, a professor of emergency medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School and deputy dean at the Brown School of Public Health, was elected to the National Academy of Medicine as a member of its 2022 class.

Ranney is one of 100 new members invited by current members to join this year’s class. Election to the academy is considered one of the highest honors in health and medicine, and recognizes individuals at the top of their field who have demonstrated “outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.”

“I am beyond honored by this election,” Ranney says. “The National Academy of Medicine serves as a touchstone for rigorous science and respectful scientific debate. This evidence-centered community matters immensely as we confront multiple medical and public health challenges—particularly in this moment, when science and scientific communication matter so deeply to the world. It is so meaningful to have been elected as a member.”

According to a statement from the academy, Ranney was elected in recognition of her role as a national public health leader and communicator “who has brought deeper understanding of public health challenges” and “who has changed public health paradigms through technology-based interventions to reduce violence (particularly firearm injury), mental illness, substance use and infectious disease risk.”

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