Michael Rubyan is a health services researcher and doctoral candidate in the Department of Health Management and Policy at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. His research focuses on how new cultures take root in healthcare organizations and how scalable systems are developed to empower healthcare providers to adhere to clinical guidelines through a greater understanding of health policy.  He is also a documentary filmmaker, producing feature length and documentary shorts and animated film.  A co-founder of Honey Locust Health, Michael brings his unique background as a researcher and media producer to a broad range of public health interventions that leverage film and media to deliver evidence based content.  He is also a founding member of Project S.N.A.P., a national non-profit organization, where he is involved in facilitating the organization's large scale community engagement programs focused on health initiatives.  Michael is the co-developer and course producer for several blended online courses including a unique six week MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) entitled “Understanding and Improving the U.S. Healthcare System” which is currently offered at the University of Michigan and globally.