Policy analyst; Sociologist; Adjunt Professor, Howard University
Judy Lubin, PhD, MPH is a sociologist, policy analyst, and adjunct professor at Howard University. Her research focuses on race, politics, health and social policy. Dr. Lubin’s policy and advocacy expertise includes more than 10 years of experience raising awareness and support for some of today’s most pressing women’s, health and social issues as principal of Public Square Communications and in leadership positions with national advocacy and public policy organizations. Most recently, she spearheaded and was the lead author of Sociologists for Justice’s public statement in response to the shooting death of Michael Brown and police suppression of protests in Ferguson, Missouri. A first-of-its-kind effort to unify and leverage the expertise of sociologists in the context of an ongoing, national public crisis and debate, the statement garnered nearly 2000 signatures from distinguished scholars to graduate students and experts at think tanks and independent research firms.
Professor Lubin regularly writes about the intersection of race, politics and media on her site and as a contributor to the Huffington Post. She has also published peer-reviewed articles on the Affordable Care Act and Occupy Wall Street and has received support from the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library for her research on race and the politics of health reform. She has been featured on national and local media including The Wall Street Journal, PBS.org, Baltimore Sun, Ebony Magazine, theRoot.com, Chicago Sun Times, Reuters, XM Satellite Radio, Diverse Issues in Higher Education, among others.
A former Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Fellow, Dr. Lubn previously served as Communications Director for two national women's health organizations, Director of the CBCF’s Congressional and Louis Stokes Health Policy Fellowship programs, and launched the National Minority AIDS Council’s online advocacy program. She earned her PhD in sociology from Howard University and Master of Public Health from Emory University. Her articles and commentary can be found on The Huffington Post and on her website.