Leadership – Judy Lubin, PhD

Judy LubinJudy Lubin, PhD, MPH is a policy analyst, sociologist and principal of Public Square Communications, a Washington, D.C. area strategic communications, research and public policy consulting firm. Dr. Lubin is an adjunct professor in the Department of Sociology at Howard University and is a researcher and lecturer on health policy and urban health disparities. She is a former Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Public Health Fellow and an expert on minority health issues. Combining her unique combination of skills and expertise, Dr. Lubin has led projects and crafted messages addressing an array of social and policy topics including housing, education, civil rights and public health.

A strategic thinker, Dr. Lubin has 15 years of experience in communications, policy advocacy, program planning, project management and evaluation. She has directed research, evaluation and communication efforts for a variety of public outreach and educational initiatives for nonprofit and public sector organizations including the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Collaborative for Education Organizing, Black Women’s Health Imperative, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health, American Lung Association, Healthy Schools Network, Leadership for Healthy Communities, American Medical Group Foundation, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, National Urban League and GreatSchools. Her fundraising, grant writing and partnership development efforts have garnered more than $6 million for nonprofit, public policy and political organizations.

Dr. Lubin has held several leadership positions including serving as founding Director of the American Medical Group Foundation’s Measure Up/Pressure Down national hypertension education and quality improvement campaign. As project director, she developed and managed a $3 million budget, secured national partnerships and executed an outreach and marketing strategy that resulted in the participation of over 140 medical groups and health systems including the Mayo Clinic, Kaiser Permanente, and Cleveland Clinic. Combined, these groups deliver care to more than 42 million patients. She has also served as acting Director of Communications and Special Projects for the Black Women’s Health Imperative,  providing strategic communications support for the organization’s health reform and breast cancer advocacy efforts. Dr. Lubin was also Communications and Partnerships Director for WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease, Program Director for the CBCF’s Congressional and Louis Stokes Urban Health Policy Fellows programs, and coordinator of the National Minority AIDS Council’s Women of Color and online advocacy programs.

She has worked on numerous minority and women’s health campaigns including the OWH/Ad Council National Breastfeeding Awareness Campaign, CBCF Black Health Empowerment Program, Atlanta Avon Breast Cancer 3-Day and Super Sunday Church-Based Breast Cancer Awareness Program. While under contract with OWH, she created Heart and Style, an award-winning social marketing heart health and diabetes initiative that featured educational conferences and events, lifestyle coaching and an interactive blog and website for African American Women.

Dr. Lubin has been featured on national and local media including The Wall Street Journal, PBS.org, Huffington Post, Boston Women’s Journal, Ebony Magazine, Chicago Sun Times, Reuters, XM Satellite Radio, Diverse Issues in Higher Education, Star Telegram and Observer Newspapers. Committed to promoting women’s heart health, Dr. Lubin was a spokesperson for the Cheerios Circle of Helping Hearts national women’s heart health campaign and a recipient of the Cheerios Sisters Saving Hearts award from the General Mills Foundation.

She earned a Bachelors of Arts in psychology (cum laude) from Florida State University, Masters in Public Health from Emory University, certificate for specialized study in political psychology from Stanford University and PhD in sociology from Howard University.