John R.
Dr. John A. Rich | Director

Rush University, BMO Institute for Health Equity

We are pleased to announce that the Rush University System for Health has appointed Dr. John A. Rich as the inaugural director of the RUSH BMO Institute for Health Equity, effective July 1, 2022. Most recently, Rich served as professor of health management and policy at the Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University. In addition, he was director and founder of the Drexel Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice, where he led policy, conducted research and training initiatives and raised significant funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. Department of Justice, the National Institute of Mental Health and several foundations. Rich received a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College, his medical degree from Duke University Medical School and a master’s degree in public health from Harvard School of Public Health. He completed his internship and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and a fellowship in general internal medicine at Harvard Medical School. Read the full press release here. Donna Cramer and John Muckle led this search with Kennedy Kearney-Fischer.