Jody Ranck


Jody Ranck is an Analyst for Gigaom Research who has a career in health, development and innovation spanning over 20 years. His current work has emphasized global health, innovation and social media in public health. He is currently on the executive team of the mHealth Alliance at the UN Foundation and consults with a number of organizations such as IntraHealth, Cisco, the UN Economic Commission for Africa, Gigaom, the Qatar Foundation International, the Public Health Institute on ehealth and innovation strategies in global health.. He was also involved as a convenor of the Rockefeller Foundation’s work in eHealth and mobile health through the 2008 Bellagio Summit. His previous work has included work in post-genocide Rwanda, risk and new biotechnologies (Rockefeller Foundation), work at the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh, and leading the Global Health practice and Health Horizons at the Institute for the Future in Palo Alto, CA. He has a doctorate in Health Policy and Administration from UC Berkeley as well as an MA in International Relations and Economics (Johns Hopkins University, SAIS), and a BA in biology from Ithaca College. Some of his honors have included a Fulbright Fellowship (Bangladesh) and serving as a Rotary Fellow in Tunisia (Arabic and Islamic History).