Louis Rubino received his Bachelor of Science degree in biological science from the University of Southern California and a Master of Science in Healthcare Management at California State University, Los Angeles. He also completed the doctoral program at USC and graduated with a Master of Public Administration in 1985 and Ph.D. in 1990. Dr. Rubino has held various executive hospital management positions for over twenty years. The last held was as Vice President of Paracelsus Healthcare, Inc., a public company based in Houston, Texas, in charge of the operations of their California facilities which included eleven acute care hospitals and four skilled nursing facilities. He now holds a full-time faculty position as Professor at Cal State University, Northridge (CSUN). He became the Program Director of the Health Administration program in 2006. Currently he is also serving as the Interim Director of the newly chartered Institute for Community Health and Wellbeing at CSUN. He has also served as adjunct faculty at UCLA, USC, and Cal State University, Los Angeles. Dr. Rubino has Visiting Professorships at Zhongshan University in Guangzhou, China and Kunming Medical University, in Kunming, China.
Dr. Rubino’s expertise is in integrated health care delivery systems with emphasis on the operation of acute hospitals and their various subdivisions. His special interests include new leadership competencies, health care services for the elderly and facility strategic planning. He is especially interested in international health care issues and has conducted research on comparative studies in China, Kenya and Australia. He has published in a variety of national and international publications. He is currently serving as the Chair Overseeing University Health Services at CSUN. He has served as the Acting Director of the CSUN Student Health Center, as a Board member of Health Care Executives of Southern California and as a member of the Blue Ribbon Health Task Force to Reengineer the County of Los Angeles Department of Health Services. Dr. Rubino served as Governing Board Chair for two local community hospitals and currently is a member of the Board of Directors at St. Francis Medical Center and Chair of its Quality and Patient Safety Subcommittee. He is a recertified Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and currently serves on the Board for the national organization, Association for University Programs in Health Administration.