Leadership – Judy Lubin, PhD

Judy Lubin, PhD, MPH is a sociologist, policy analyst, equity strategist and president of the Center for Urban and Racial Equity (CURE). CURE partners with people and organizations to advance equity through policy, systems, institutional, and community change. She is also a researcher and adjunct professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminology at Howard University where she leads community-centered urban research initiatives.

Dr. Lubin has more than 20 years of experience working at the intersection of equity, policy, communications, community outreach, and strategic planning. She is the former director of Allies for Reaching Community Health Equity and previously served as equity strategist consultant for the New Orleans Health Department. She also served on the faculty in the Department of Sociology at American University and as communications director for national organizations including the Black Women’s Health Imperative and WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease. A former Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Public Health Fellow, Dr. Lubin began her career working on minority and women’s health campaigns including serving as coordinator of the National Minority AIDS Council’s Women of Color and online advocacy programs.

She has advised government agencies and national organizations including the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health (OWH), American Medical Group Foundation, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, GreatSchools, Collaborative for Education Organizing, American Lung Association, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies and National Urban League.

Dr. Lubin is the co-founder of Sociologists for Justice, an independent collective of over 2000 scholars organized in response to the disproportionate killing of black people by police. She is frequently called upon by media for her expertise on race, politics, health and social policy and has been featured on national and local media including CNN, ABC News, The Wall Street Journal, PBS.org, Huffington Post, Al Jazeera TV, CityLab, ThinkProgress, theRoot, Ebony Magazine, Chicago Sun Times, Reuters, XM Satellite Radio.

She earned a Bachelors of Arts in psychology (cum laude) from Florida State University, Masters in Public Health from Emory University, and PhD in sociology from Howard University. A first-generation Haitian American, Dr. Lubin grew up in Miami’s rich cultural milieu of immigrants from the Caribbean and Central and South America. This experience profoundly shaped her sense of justice, equity and appreciation of the beauty and humanity of all people.