2019 SAEM Consensus Conference: Wellness for the Future: Cultural and Systems-based Challenges and Solutions – Wellbeing and Resilience: Where Are We? And How Did We Get Here?

  • Megan Ranney MD MPH

    Megan Ranney MD MPH is a practicing emergency physician and researcher, focusing on the intersection between digital health, violence prevention, and public health.

    She is the Director and founder of the Brown Emergency Digital Health Innovation (EDHI) program (www.brownedhi.org). She is also Chief Research Officer for the American Foundation for Firearm Injury Reduction in Medicine (www.affirmresearch.org), 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.

    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 has been PI or Co-I over a dozen federally funded grants, all focused on technology-based interventions for high risk populations. Her work has been featured by dozens of media outlets ranging from MSNBC to the New York Times to Fox News.
  • Saadia Ahktar, MD

  • Rosanna Sikora, MD

  • Rita Manfredi, MD

  • Carissa Tyo, MD

  • Andra Blomkalns, MD, MBA

    Stanford University School of Medicine

    Andra Blomkalns, MD, MBA serves as Chair of Emergency Medicine at Stanford School of Medicine. Prior to coming to Stanford in 2018, Andra was at UT Southwestern, Dallas, TX as Vice Chair of Academic Affairs and Business Development. She trained in Emergency Medicine at the University of Cincinnati where she was Residency Program Director and Vice Chair of Education. Her research has spanned clinical cardiovascular research as well as basic science research on obesity and the gut microbiome. As a past-President of SAEM (2016), Andra continues as the SAEM Wellness Committee Chair. In her personal time, Andra enjoys spending time with her dog, Sansa, as a Neocaridina hobbyist, and attempting to garden.
  • Bernard Chang, MD

    Bernard P. Chang, MD

    The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York

  • Julius (Jay) Kaplan, MD

  • Sorabh Khandelwal, MD

  • Arlene Chung, MD, MACM

  • Timothy Brigham, MDiv, PhD