Staff Directory

Developing Families Center Staff:

Linda Randolph, MD, MPH

President and CEO

Linda A. Randolph is a public health pediatrician and senior executive with over thirty years of experience serving in Federal, state and local governments, academia, private philanthropy and not-for-profit organizations.  Dr. Randolph, a native Washingtonian and a 20 year resident of Harlem and Albany, NY, is widely recognized for her leadership, commitment and sensitivity to the complex needs of low-income and underserved populations.  She is known for her work to eliminate racial/ethnic disparities in health and building upon the strengths of families and communities to effect health policy. Dr. Randolph is the recipient of numerous awards for her significant contributions in the field of maternal and child health, including the American Public Health Association’s prestigious 2001 Martha May Eliot Award, honoring exceptional achievements and 2008 elected membership to the National Academy of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences.  She holds several adjunct professor appointments and in 2009 received an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from SUNY-Albany. She is a graduate of the Howard University College of Medicine and the School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley.

Ruth W. Lubic, CNM, EdD


Ruth Watson Lubic is a nurse-midwife and applied anthropologist. Known for her work in developing the freestanding birth center model, Dr. Lubic has received honorary degrees and special recognition from eight universities and is the first nurse to have received a MacArthur Fellowship. She served for two years as an Expert Consultant to the Assistant Secretary for Health in Washington. She has published widely, is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and in 2001 received its prestigious Lienhard Award. The American Academy of Nursing, also in 2001, named her a Living Legend. The American College of Nurse-Midwives honored her with its highest recognition, the Hattie Hemschemeyer Award. She has been made an Honorary Member of Alpha Omega Alpha, the medical honor society. In 2006, the American Public Health Association conferred its Martha May Eliot Award.

Currently, Dr. Lubic serves as Founder of the Family Health and Birth Center and Founder and President Emerita of the Developing Families Center, an innovative, collaborative service located in the District of Columbia. The service is designed to improve the health and quality of life of childbearing and child rearing families, particularly those of low income who suffer high rates of infant and maternal morbidity and mortality. The model has reduced significantly the disparities found between African American and other populations.


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