Gretchen Case, PhD, MA, 2013-17 Faculty Advisor
2013-17 Faculty Advisor, 2012 Rubor Co-creator

Gretchen A. Case is Associate Professor and Chief of the Program in Medical Ethics and Humanities at the University of Utah School of Medicine, where she teaches arts and humanities to students, residents, physicians, and other health care providers. She earned a PhD in Performance Studies from the University of California, Berkeley, and received her BA and MA degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Case has taught performance studies, theatre, writing, and medical/health humanities at UNC-Chapel Hill, UC-Berkeley, Florida State University, Northwestern University, Duke University, and the University of Utah. She began Rubor with Quinn Orb, who, as a first-year medical student, appeared in her office doorway one day to say: “We don’t have an arts and literary publication here and I think we should. I heard you might be the right person to help make that happen.” Rubor was named by Eric Hu, MS2014, as the winner among several great suggestions. Once it had a name and an eager and creative editorial staff of students, Rubor moved quickly from fantastic idea to its first, fantastic publication. Dr. Case served as faculty advisor from 2013-2017 and remains interested and active in the process of creating Rubor each year.