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Melissa Rubio, Ph.D., APRN

Principal Investigator for Research/Nurse Practitioner
Education: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Melissa Rubio is a nurse practitioner at the Lung Health Institute. She is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN). She is based at the Lung Health Institute’s Dallas clinic. She joined Lung Health Institute in 2015.

Melissa Rubio also serves as a visiting professor at DeVry University’s Chamberlain College of Nursing (Downers Grove, Ill.) Prior to joining Lung Health Institute, Rubio worked at Pleasant Ridge Internal Medicine (Arlington, Texas) as a family nurse practitioner.

Melissa Rubio holds a doctorate in philosophy from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee College of Nursing. She also earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the same school.

She is a board-certified family nurse practitioner and a certified principal investigator. She also has a certificate in genetics & genomics from Stanford University (Palo Alto, Cal.).

She is a member of the North Texas Nurse Practitioners and the Southern Nursing Research Society.

Melissa Rubio has published papers in medical journals and brings more than 15 years of nursing experience to the Lung Health Institute.

Melissa Rubio is a Certified Principal Investigator by the Association of Clinical Research Professionals.


Jack Coleman, Melissa Rubio. Regenerative Therapy for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, a Retrospective Study of Benefits and Safety. Stem Cells Regen Med. 2018; 2(1): 1-6.

Rubio, Melissa. “Regenerative, Cellular Therapy for COPD and ILD: An Alternative Modality for Improved Quality of Life”. Poster session presented at: 2018 Spring NTNP Conference; 3/16-17/2018; Texas, USA.

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