40 Under 40 Public Health Catalyst Awards: Hana Ruran

Hana Ruran

Anya Chinnaiyan is a current undergraduate student dedicated to women’s public health and equity; she will graduate with an Honors Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience and Spanish from the University of Michigan in 2024. For many years, she has demonstrated a passion for equitable practice for individuals with less privileged backgroHana Ruran is the Social Media to Improve Retina Care (SMIRC, Inc.) (President/founder of 501(c)(3), a non-profit organization aimed to facilitate access to medical care in underserved areas https://smircinc.org. This project was presented at the 2022 Boston Congress of Public Health, Boston MA and it will be published in HPHR Journal. The full manuscript was accepted for publication in Seminars in Ophthalmology. In addition, Hana Ruran’s research includes identifying innovative compounds to reduce toxins newly discovered on smartphones that was published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology and presented at the 2022 American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, Louisville, Kentucky with extensive national media coverage. It was among 8 projects and 1 of 5 picked up by HealthDay Media from including U.S News and Healthline from > 400 abstracts. unds, those with different abilities, and those affected by illness.