Joshua Rubin joins UMSI and Michigan's LHS Team

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Joshua C. Rubin has been appointed to the position of UMSI’s executive program officer for research and development activities related to the Learning Health System (LHS), a new university-wide initiative headed by Charles Friedman, UMSI professor and director of U-M’s Health Informatics Program.

Rubin will become an active participant in LHS-related projects already underway at U-M as well as new projects that will develop over time, helping to strengthen the multi-school collaborative effort that has been established on campus. He will also identify and explore opportunities for funding of research and development related to the LHS, prepare applications for funding, and develop and maintain collaborative relationships with entities outside of U-M, including international collaborations.  He will work with U-M’s development officers to cultivate philanthropic support for LHS-related activities.

“Josh's participation will accelerate U-M's initiatives to become the premier institution developing new knowledge and technology that will promote the achievement and realize the benefits of a Learning Health System,” said Friedman.

Rubin’s professional experience includes a position as executive director of the Joseph H. Kanter Family Foundation, in which he played a key role in planning and carrying out the highly successful 2012 Learning Health System Summit. Previously, Rubin served as a senior policy fellow with the 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. 

A graduate of Georgetown University's College of Arts and Sciences, Rubin holds a law degree from Georgetown University and is a member of the Virginia State Bar and the District of Columbia Bar. He also holds an MBA and MPP (Master of Public Policy) from Georgetown University, and an Master of Public Health from Johns Hopkins University, all with healthcare concentrations.

Rubin will be based in the Washington, D.C. area, but will maintain a frequent presence in Ann Arbor. His appointment begins on October 14.

POSTED ON Monday, September 9, 2013