Megan Ranney, MD, MPH, is an emergency physician based in Rhode Island. She is the founder of Get Us PPE, a not-for-profit focused on sourcing and distributing personal protective equipment to those who need it most. Dr. Ranney is also a co-developer of the MyCOVIDRisk app, a tool that allows users to assess the risks of different activities in their specific geography, following the public health premise that blanket injunctions are not nearly as effective as personalized risk management strategies. She is the co-creator of the Pandemic Problem Solving course with Ashish Jha, MD, MPH. Dr. Ranney is also an advocate for treating gun violence as a public health crisis, a passion she has pursued since before the pandemic.
In this episode, Dr. Ranney and I talk about what it takes to tackle seemingly intractable problems in healthcare. We talk about the art of building grass-roots coalitions, and the role of leadership in creating environments in which innovation can prosper. We close with a look at the lessons from the pandemic that Dr. Ranney hopes we will carry forward into a post-pandemic world.Links Related to Dr. Ranney’s Podcast