Two CUIMC Graduates to Lead Schools of Public Health

Graduates of two Columbia University Irving Medical Center schools have been named leaders of public health schools at Yale University and Texas Tech University.

Megan Ranney, MD

Megan Ranney

Megan L. Ranney, MD, a 2004 graduate of the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, will become dean of the Yale School of Public Health on July 1. Her appointment was announced in January.

Ranney has been a faculty member since 2008 at Brown University’s public health school, where she is now deputy dean. At Brown University’s medical school, she is the Warren Alpert Endowed Professor of Emergency Medicine and a professor of behavioral and social science. She is also founding director of the Brown-Lifespan Center for Digital Health.

She completed a residency in emergency medicine, including serving as chief resident, at Brown. She also obtained an MPH and completed an injury prevention research fellowship at Brown.

Gerard Carrino

Gerard Carrino

Gerard E. Carrino, PhD, who received his MPH in 1991 from Mailman School of Public Health, became dean of the Julia Jones Matthews School of Population and Public Health at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center on Feb. 1. Carrino received his PhD degree from Columbia’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences with a focus on economics and public health.

Before joining Texas Tech, Carrino was head of the Department of Health Policy & Management at Texas A&M University’s public health school. During his six years there, he led interprofessional education and oversaw the accreditation of its health administration program.

Carrino’s research focuses on interprofessional education, maternal and child health, and non-profit health care.