Joshua C. Rubin, JD, MBA, MPH, MPP serves as Program Officer for Learning Health System Initiatives at the University of Michigan Medical School’s first-in-the-nation Department of Learning Health Sciences. Rubin’s prior professional experience includes a position as Executive Director of the Joseph H. Kanter Family Foundation, the only philanthropic foundation founded by a patient whose overarching mission is to realize the Learning Health System vision. Previously, Rubin served as a Senior Policy Fellow at eHealth Initiative and as a Senior Consultant at IBM Global Business Services, working at the intersection of the health information technology, healthcare policy, consumer engagement, and public health arenas in both roles.
Rubin has conducted research related to and played instrumental leadership roles in developing the concepts for and convening cross-disciplinary meetings that have galvanized multi-stakeholder communities of interest to advance important collaborative efforts to innovatively address critical societal challenges at national and global scales — inside and outside of healthcare. Examples include: the 2010 International Working Meeting on Electronic Medical Records and Outcomes Research, the National eHealth Collaborative (NeHC) Consumer Consortium on eHealth, the 2012 Learning Health System Summit, the 2013 National Campus Sexual Assault Summit convened by Promoting Awareness, Victim Empowerment (PAVE), and several National Science Foundation (NSF) sponsored inter-disciplinary workshops aimed at coalescing a scientific community of interest to advance the research agenda to underpin a high-functioning Learning Health System.
Rubin serves as an active founding member of the Interim Steering Committee of the Learning Health Community, a multi-stakeholder grassroots movement dedicated to realizing the Learning Health System vision on a national (and ultimately global) scale. He has presented on the Learning Health System vision and the need for multi-stakeholder, trans-disciplinary collaboration to realize it at conferences and meetings nationwide. Rubin also serves pro bono in board or advisory capacities to PAVE, to the Transdisciplinary Collaborative Center for Health Disparities Research: Health Information Technology Policy Project (TCC HIT) convened by Morehouse School of Medicine, and to the Global Alliance for Genomics & Health (GA4GH) eHealth Task Team.
A life member of American MENSA and a graduate of Georgetown University’s College of Arts and Sciences (Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa), Rubin holds a Juris Doctor (JD) law degree from Georgetown University Law Center (Cum Laude) and is a member of the Virginia State Bar and the District of Columbia Bar. He also holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and a Master of Public Policy (MPP) from Georgetown University, and a Master of Public Health (MPH) from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, all with healthcare concentrations.