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Biographical Information

Dr. Ranney is a Research Associate Professor in the UNC Department of Family Medicine. She has 16 years’ experience leading multiple public health research and evaluation projects. Dr. Ranney has extensive experience in study design, project management, and qualitative and quantitative methodologies. As Director of the Tobacco Prevention and Evaluation Program, she supervises research and evaluation projects that advance the field of program evaluation and tobacco control. Currently, Dr. Ranney is a co-investigator on a NIH FDA Tobacco Centers of Regulatory Science grant with a team of researchers in UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health and at the Wake Forest School of Medicine.

Areas of Interest

Dr. Ranney has a strong interest in prevention and health promotion research to promote healthy lifestyles and prevent chronic disease. She is also interested in regulatory science research, in particular how regulating the manufacture, distribution and marketing of tobacco products can protect the public.

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