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Judy Lubin

Leadership – Judy Lubin, PhD

Judy Lubin, PhD, MPH is a sociologist, policy analyst, racial justice advocate and founder and president of the Center for Urban and Racial Equity (CURE).  She has 20 years of experience working at the intersection of racial equity, public health, communications, and policy advocacy. She is also a researcher in the Department of Sociology and Criminology at Howard University where she leads community-centered urban research initiatives.

Under Dr. Lubin’s leadership CURE released the 2020 Racial Justice Presidential Scorecard, a first-of-its-kind analysis rating major candidates on their policy positions through a racial equity lens. As a strategist, racial equity facilitator and consultant, Dr. Lubin has led major organizational change processes and high stakes campaigns and initiatives on behalf of government agencies and nonprofit organizations including the New Orleans Health Department, American Medical Group Foundation, Black Women’s Health Imperative, Global Policy Solutions, Enterprise Community Partners, Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation and CommonBond Communities.

Dr. Lubin is a former Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Public Health Fellow and 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 previously served as a professorial lecturer in the Department of Sociology at American University and communications director for the Black Women’s Health Imperative and WomenHeart: the National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease.

Judy began her career in Washington, DC training women of color advocates across the country as the Grassroots Advocacy Coordinator for the National Minority AIDS Council. 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,, 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 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.