• Ashish Jha

    Ashish K. Jha, M.D., MPH

    Dean of the Brown University School of Public Health

    A practicing physician, Ashish K. Jha,  M.D., MPH, is recognized globally as an expert on pandemic preparedness and response as well as on health policy research and practice. He has led groundbreaking research around Ebola and is now on the frontlines of the COVID-19 response, leading national and international analysis of key issues and advising state and federal policy makers. He comes to the Brown School of Public Health after leading the Harvard Global Health Institute and teaching at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Harvard Medical School.

    Dr. Jha has published more than two hundred original research publications in prestigious journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine and the BMJ, and is a frequent contributor to a range of public media. He has extensively researched how to improve the quality and reduce the cost of health care, focusing on the impact of public health policy nationally and around the globe.

    Dr. Jha is a leading national voice on the COVID-19 pandemic: Dr. Jha in the media

    Read Dr. Jha's full biography

  • Dr Ranney

    Megan Ranney, M.D., MPH

    Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Assistant Dean of Brown Institute for Translational Sciences, Director of Brown Institute for Translational Sciences, Policy and Practice, Associate Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice

    A practicing emergency physician and researcher, Dr. Megan Ranney's focus is on the intersection between digital health, violence prevention, and public health.  

    She is the founding Director of the Brown-Lifespan Center for Digital Health. She is also Chief Research Officer for the American Foundation for Firearm Injury Reduction in Medicine, the country's only non-profit committed to reducing firearm injury through the public health approach, and a founding partner of GetUsPPE.org, dedicated to matching donors to health systems in need of protective equipment. She is a Fellow of the fifth class of the Aspen Health Innovators Fellowship Program and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. 

    Dr. Ranney is currently the Warren Alpert Endowed 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 and a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. Her work has been featured by hundreds of media outlets, including CNN, MSNBC, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and Fox News. 

    Read Dr. Ranney's full biography.

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