Marcus Ranney is an advocate for longevity and well-being and a firm believer in harnessing the power of digital biomarkers to optimize the human body for a healthy life. As a medical professional dedicated to lifestyle interventions, he founded Human Edge, an investor-backed venture, with the mission of empowering individuals to unlock their full potential in health, cognitive function, and physical well-being, regardless of the challenges they encounter in their daily lives. Marcus’ career spanning over two decades has evolved from the traditional method of treating illness to the forefront of supporting general well-being, with an unwavering focus on healthspan extension. A published bestselling author, a keynote speaker, and a prominent voice in public health discussions, Marcus has also been a World Economic Forum’s Global Shaper and a Senior Fellow of the Atlantic Council. If you cannot catch him running a marathon or climbing up the side of a mountain, you will find him spending time with his two young kids or just deeply engrossed in books that delve into the complexities of longevity and mitochondria.
What inspires you?
The limitless potential of human exploration and creativity inspires me. I am intrigued by how science and technology are always pushing the frontiers of what we believed was possible. What we do at Human Edge is believe in the idea that lifestyle can transform lives — that health can be an asset. I envision a future in which people are not merely passive recipients of medical care but actively engaged in optimizing their own health and well-being.
What relationship has been most influential in your life?
My connection with the complex, fascinating and ever-adapting world of science, medicine and technology. This relationship has not only shaped my career but has also been a driving force behind my passion for well-being, longevity, and making a positive impact on people’s lives. My commitment to healthcare has been deeply influenced by my ongoing relationship with the field of medicine, which always inspires me to explore innovative solutions, and advocate for a healthier and more fulfilling future.
What’s on your bookshelf?
Atomic Habits by James Clear
Peter Attia’s Outlive
Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl
The Book of Joy by Dalai Lama
Stephen Hawking’s Brief History of Time