Michal Ruprecht

Michal Ruprecht serves as a research associate at EJL and an MD student at Wayne State University School of Medicine. His focus involves supporting the Health Equity and Justice in Medicine Curriculum and conducting data analysis to gauge its impact on participants. Michal has presented his research at the Annual Michigan Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics Meeting and the Annual Medical Education Research and Innovation Conference at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Notably, he received the Michigan Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and Office of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access Travel Grant, as well as the Office of the Dean Conference Grant, both contributing to the support of the lab’s work.


Outside of EJL, Michal is passionate about global health and medical journalism. He currently edits and fact-checks content for ABC News as a member of the company’s Medical Unit. He also contributes to MedPage Today and serves on their Editorial Advisory Board. He previously interned at ABC News, MedPage Today, and The Nation’s Health, a publication of the American Public Health Association. Prior to that, he was a beat reporter, assistant editor and investigative reporter for The Michigan Daily, the University of Michigan’s independent daily student newspaper.


At The Daily, he spearheaded a seven-month investigation into the culture of silence among student researchers. He also led the paper’s research beat and worked on two additional investigations. Beyond The Daily, he was the first reporter to cover Stanford’s incoming class of surgery residents and the attention they received for being nearly all women. He also led coverage of maternal mortality among Black women, childhood bereavement and gun violence.


Michal is interested in how disruptive medical journalism leads to improved scientific and medical understanding. He graduated with honors and a B.S. in neuroscience from the University of Michigan in 2022, where he leveraged community action and social change to partner with individuals affected by the Flint water crisis. He serves on the Youth Advisory Board of Riley’s Way Foundation. Follow him on X @michalruprecht.