Adjunct faculty

Melissa Riba

Lecturer in Public Policy

Melissa Riba is a lecturer at the Ford School and the research and evaluation director for the U-M Center for Health and Research Transformation (CHRT). Riba directs CHRT’s survey and program evaluation portfolios, including two biennial surveys—Cover Michigan and the Michigan Physician Survey—and numerous evaluations for community and statewide programs aimed at improving health and health care for Michiganders. She previously was a senior consultant for evaluation and survey research in the Health and Human Services Policy Division at Public Sector Consultants, Inc., where she designed and conducted research that evaluated federal and state funded programs related to expanding access to care for the uninsured, children’s mental health, special education, and the use of substance abuse services among the Medicaid population in mid- and southern Michigan. Riba holds a master’s degree in sociology from Michigan State University, with an emphasis on medical sociology and research methods.