"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. He also serves as Executive Director and Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Joseph H. Kanter Family Foundation. 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, health 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 also serves as its President and CEO on a pro bono basis. Rubin has presented on the Learning Health System vision.