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Martha Y. Kubik



Dr. Kubik is a professor of nursing at Temple University's College of Public Health. She has her PhD in behavioral epidemiology from the University of Minnesota, a master’s of science degree in nursing from the University of Pennsylvania and an undergraduate degree in nursing from Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia. Dr. Kubik has an 18-year history of extramural-funded research with a focus on youth and families and low-income and minority populations. Nationally recognized in the field of childhood obesity prevention, Dr. Kubik’s work has advanced understanding of the school food environment, contributing to school nutrition policy at state, national and international levels. Other research examines the role of school nursing in obesity prevention. New work, funded by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency will pilot a trauma-informed, resilience-based multi-level intervention to reduce violence among urban youth. 

Dr. Kubik is an advanced practice nurse, with over 20 years of primary care clinical practice experience as a nurse practitioner in community settings serving youth and their families. She is a past standing member of the NIH Community Health Level Promotion Study Section. From 2016-2019, Dr. Kubik served as director of Temple University's College of Public Health, Department of Nursing. During her tenure, she led the curriculum redesign of the doctor of nursing practice program, the design and implementation of a 5-semester community-based public health clinical for undergraduate nursing students and initiated and led the design, implementation and opening of the Vaux Community Health Center, a nurse managed, community-based primary care clinic located in North Philadelphia, where she now serves as executive director.  In 2018 Dr. Kubik was appointed to a 4-year term as a member of the US Preventive Services Task Force. 


  • PhD, Behavioral Epidemiology, University of Minnesota
  • MSN, University of Pennsylvania
  • BSN, Hampton University