Changing the Story: How Two Physicians Are Using Technology and Media to Redefine Public Health

  • Speakers
  • Lisa Fitzpatrick, M.D., M.P.H., M.P.A.
  • Megan Ranney, M.D., M.P.H.
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The necessity for clear science communication extends far beyond the laboratory. It impacts all of us daily, especially when it comes to our health. Join us for a collegial conversation between Lisa Fitzpatrick and Megan Ranney as they discuss their most insightful experiences and biggest aha moments as public health care practitioners and advocates. They will reflect on lessons learned during the pandemic and share their innovative strategies for self-care.

Registration is required for this free event.

Further instructions and access to join the webinar will be sent to all registrants upon sign up.

Inquiries: sfpresents@simonsfoundation.org

About the Speaker

Lisa Fitzpatrick is a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-trained medical epidemiologist and board-certified infectious diseases physician with domestic and global public health experience. She served as a foreign diplomat in the Caribbean while representing the U.S. government CDC Global AIDS Program under the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief and was recently named a member of the Institute of Medicine/National Academy of Sciences Roundtable on Health Literacy. Although Fitzpatrick’s career has traversed clinical medicine, research and public health program implementation, she is most passionate about improving the nation’s health literacy and demystifying health information. Her goal is to inspire greater and more effective disease prevention and health promotion action in communities by making practical and useable health information more accessible to ordinary citizens.

Megan Ranney is an emergency physician, researcher, and national advocate for innovative approaches to public health. Her federally funded research focuses on developing, testing, and disseminating digital health interventions to prevent violence and mental illness. She also serves as chief research officer of AFFIRM Research and as president of the board of Get Us PPE. She is editor of Annals of Emergency Medicine, a fellow of the fifth class of Aspen’s fellowship program, and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. She has received numerous awards for technology innovation, public health, and research. She is a frequent media commentator on outlets ranging from CNN to The New York Times.

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