Dr. Megan Ranney is Congressman Langevin’s Guest to Biden Inauguration

WASHINGTON – Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) today announced that Dr. Megan Ranney, MD, MPH, who serves as Director of the Brown-Lifespan Center for Digital Health as well as Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, and of Health Services, Policy, & Practice at the School of Public Health of Brown University, is his guest to President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris’s inauguration ceremony. (Photo courtesy of Congressman Jim Langevin)

“I’m thrilled to have one of Rhode Island’s very own frontline heroes joining me for such a historic moment,” said Langevin. “Dr. Ranney is a renowned emergency physician and researcher who has been instrumental in Rhode Island’s COVID-19 response and recovery operations. Since COVID-19 first hit, professionals like Dr. Ranney have worked tirelessly to save lives and safeguard communities. As we mark this new chapter in American history, it’s important that we recognize heroes like Dr. Ranney and thank them for their service. I look forward to hearing President Biden’s inaugural address, which I am sure will emphasize his commitment to working with scientists on a robust vaccination plan.”

Due to social distancing protocols, each Member of Congress received one guest ticket for the inaugural ceremonies. Strict screening requirements are in place to ensure the safety of the President-elect, dignitaries, and guests.

“I thank Congressman Langevin for inviting me to this momentous occasion,” said Dr. Ranney. “I’ve dedicated my life to ensuring that communities are safe and healthy – but I am far from the only one. In the months since the spread of coronavirus began, countless health professionals have stepped up. With the partnership of officials like Congressman Langevin, we have brought vital resources to bear in our fight against the virus, but much work remains. I am confident that with President Biden in the White House, we will continue on a path that crushes the virus and reinvigorates our nation.”

Ranney is a graduate of Harvard University and attended medical school at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. At Brown University, she completed her internship, residency, and chief residency in Emergency Medicine, as well as a fellowship in Injury Prevention Research and a Master of Public Health.