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Carleigh Krubiner

Research Scholar

Carleigh Krubiner’s research interests include resource allocation and priority-setting for health, ethical research addressing women’s health needs surrounding pregnancy, the design of health incentive programs such as conditional cash transfers (CCTs), health systems strengthening in low- and middle-income countries, and social justice theory.

Carleigh is currently leading work on two initiatives. The first project aims to provide guidance for the ethical inclusion of pregnant women’s health needs in the research agenda for Zika and other public health emergencies. This work builds on the existing PHASES Project – Pregnancy and HIV/AIDS: Seeking Equitable Study – for which Carleigh served as Project Manager

Carleigh has also been spearheading the development of an Ethics & Equity Working Group for the International Decision Support Initiative (idsihealth.org). This group focuses on developing practical approaches to address and consider the ethical dimensions of priority-setting on the path to universal health coverage.

Prior to joining the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics as faculty, Carleigh worked as a Senior Program Officer and Research Associate at Results for Development Institute in Washington, DC, leading work on the development of health benefits policies in low- and middle-income countries, incorporating equity strategies and indicators into USAID’s Maternal and Child Survival Program, and examining resource allocation for the AIDS response in developing nations through the aids2031 Costs and Financing Project. Prior to that, Carleigh worked as a Research Associate at the Advisory Board Company, providing customized research reports on best practices for hospitals surrounding clinical quality and operational efficiency.

Carleigh earned her PhD in Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, where she was a Sommer Scholar. She received her BA in the History & Sociology of Science from the University of Pennsylvania.