Dr. Ranney is a Research Associate Professor in the UNC Department of Family Medicine. She has over 20 years of 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, tobacco control and prevention, and tobacco regulatory science. Currently, Dr. Ranney is a Principal Investigator on an NIH funded grant aimed to improve the effectiveness of warnings for little cigars and cigarillos (LCCs) among youth who currently use, have ever used, or are susceptible to using LCCs, especially Black/African American youth.
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 developing effective messaging and warnings can inform and protect the public from products that result in health-related harms.