Faculty Profile

Michael  Rubyan, PhD, MPH

Michael Rubyan, PhD, MPH

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Health Management and Policy
  • M3517 SPH II
  • 1420 Washington Heights
  • Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2029

Dr. Michael Rubyan is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan School of Public Health.  He received his PhD in Health Services Organization and Policy from the University of Michigan and his MPH in Health Behavior and Health Education from the University of Michigan School of Public Health. 

  • HMP 604
  • PUBHLTH 513
  • HMP 603 (Master of Public Health in Population and Health Sciences)

  • PhD, Health Services Organization and Policy | 2019
    University of Michigan, School of Public Health
  • MPH, Health Behavior and Health Education | 2012
    University of Michigan, School of Public Health
  • BA, Screen Arts and Culture | 2010
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Dr. Rubyan’s research focuses on the development and evaluation of interventions that leverage emerging technologies to train members of the healthcare workforce around adhering to guidelines. He also studies strategies for effective communication and dissemination of health policy and how improved health systems science literacy among providers impacts performance. Other emphases of his work include health policy literacy, translation and communication of health services research, and improving health system literacy in urban communities.  Dr. Rubyan has developed numerous online courses that employ the “flipped classroom” design for members of the healthcare workforce, health professions students, and both undergraduate and graduate public health students.  His Massive Open Online Course entitled “Understanding and Improving the U.S. Health Care System” has been taken by over 5,000 learners.  In addition to his MOOC, Dr. Rubyan has extensive experience developing and teaching online, hybrid residential, and residential courses in healthcare management, non-profit management, healthcare finance, and health economics that employ engaging lessons and modules, interactive graphics, and a blended learning format.

Dr. Rubyan is a member of AcademyHealth where he is in his third year as the chair of the Translation and Communication Interest Group, has lead the review section of Dissemination and Communication for the Annual Research Meeting and has previously served as a member of the planning committee for AcademyHealth’s Annual Research Meeting.  He is also a founding member of Project S.N.A.P., a 501(c)3 organization that uses art and storytelling to empower people of all ages to become advocates for change in their own lives and that of their families.