Michael Zubkoff, PhD
Professor of Health Economics at Dartmouth
“A clear winner in the making: they actually meet the needs of employees for higher quality care at lower costs. That’s why we have them come teach each year at Dartmouth in our “The Employers Role in Healthcare” focused courses.”
Mike Zubkoff is Director, MD-MBA Program at Dartmouth; Associate Dean, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth; Faculty Director, Healthcare Initiative at Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth; and Professor of Health Economics and Management at the Geisel School of Medicine, Tuck School of Business, and The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice. He is a Member of the National Academy of Medicine, of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (the youngest member ever elected). Professor Zubkoff served as Professor and Chair of the Department of Community and Family Medicine at Dartmouth Medical School and Hitchcock Medical Center from 1975 to 2015.
Mike has served as a Director or Trustee of a number of foundations, corporations, and universities over the years. Currently Professor Zubkoff is a member of the Board of Directors, and co-founder, of GoHealth Urgent Care, a TPG portfolio company; a Director of WelbeHealth, an F-Prime Capital and .406 Ventures-backed startup providing integrated medical and social services to the frail elderly; and former Director of Groups: Recover Together, an RRE Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners and Thrive Capital Ventures-backed company serving the needs of those with opioid addictions. Mike also serves as a Member of Scientific Advisory Board at Calibrater Health, LLC which provides text-based surveys for patients and automated feedback management for healthcare teams.
Professor Zubkoff has served as a correspondent/member of the National Academy of Sciences’ Committee on Human Rights for over 20 years. He served as Vice Chair of the Department of Family and Community Health at Meharry Medical College from 1967 to 1975. He was Assistant/Associate Professor of Economics and Director of the Health Services Research Training Programs (Ph.D. and Masters) at Vanderbilt University, in Nashville, Tennessee. From 1967 to 1970 he also taught at Fisk University under the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Foundation’s Teaching Fellows Program. From 1965 to 1974, he served in a number of positions (including President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary) within the Medical Committee for Human Rights’ southern branch, which coordinated medical coverage at the Civil Rights Marches being led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., throughout the south.
Mike has been the recipient of several honorary degrees and currently serves as a Trustee of the American University of Kosovo. He completed his studies at Columbia University under Professors William Vickrey (Nobel Laureate in Economics) and Eli Ginzberg.