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Catherine Cubbin, PhD

Inducted in 2021

Current Position

Associate Dean for Research and Professor, Steve Hicks School of Social Work, University of Texas at Austin



Catherine Cubbin is a Professor and Associate Dean for Research in the Steve Hicks School of Social Work at the University of Texas at Austin. She received her PhD in Health and Social Policy with a minor in History of Public Health from Johns Hopkins University. She was trained as a CDC pre-doctoral fellow at the National Center for Health Statistics and as an NIH postdoctoral fellow at the Stanford Prevention Research Center. Dr. Cubbin’s research focuses on using epidemiology methods to better understand social inequalities in health for the purpose of informing policy. From 2001-2006, she was an NIH Health Disparities Scholar, and since 1997, she has been a coordinating committee member of the Spirit of 1848, a caucus of the American Public Health Association, which focuses on the intersection between public health and social justice. She is the PI of an NIH training grant to increase diversity among scholars of health equity in heart and lung diseases. She is also an Associate Editor for Health & Place and a Deputy Editor for Demography. In 2019, she was named in the 100 most influential contemporary social work faculty in the U.S. and was awarded the Diana DiNitto Peer Faculty Mentor Award from the Steve Hicks School.

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