Michael Rucker, PhD, MBA

Michael Rucker, PhD, MBA

Health Technology Expert


Digital Health, Health Technology, Corporate Wellness


The USC Marshall School of Business, Chapman University, Alliant International University


Over the last decade, I have sustained both an academic and professional presence in health technology through study and professional work by parlaying my extensive experience in influencing behavior (as a marketer) with my passion for health and fitness.

— Michael Rucker, PhD, MBA


Michael Rucker, PhD, MBA, is a former writer for Verywell Health covering health technology. A product of the internet boom in the 1990s, he has been a technology strategist for almost his entire professional career. He entered the world of health technology when he joined the French cognitive science company SBT. Michael’s passion is not solely ground in physical well-being—as a charter member of the International Positive Psychology Association he is also passionate about how technology and innovation is improving mindfulness and psychological well-being.

When Michael is not writing on the subject of health technology, you might find him speaking about digital health and workplace wellness at events like the International Health, Racquet, and Sportsclub Association Convention or the Quantified Self Conference.


Michael has five academic degrees including a Master of Business Administration from the USC Marshall School of Business, a Master of Fine Arts from Chapman University, and a Master of Arts in organizational psychology from Alliant University. Michael finished his doctoral work in organizational psychology in 2016. His research focus is workplace wellness.

Michael also holds a professional fitness instruction certificate from the University of California, Los Angeles.

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