Dr. Bethany Ranes

Bethany Ranes, Ph.D. is a senior research scientist from UnitedHealth Group Research and Development who specializes in cognitive neuroscience and mental health. At UnitedHealth Group, she works predominantly on projects related to mental health and chronic pain, but regularly collaborates across multiple projects to assist with developing psychologically-informed interventions for behavior change and nonpharmacologic treatment options for chronic disease management. She has previously served as a principal research scientist for the U.S. Army, where she led studies on soldiers’ return to duty following traumatic brain injury, and Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, where she evaluated and helped develop clinical programs for substance use disorders. Dr. Ranes is passionate about using cognitive neuroscience and psychology research as a means of finding innovative ways of integrating mental and medical health for people who are struggling with chronic conditions.