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Karine Dubé, DrPH

Karine Dubé, DrPH

Assistant Professor
Public Health Leadership Program
  • MacGavran-Greenberg 4108
  • CB 7469
  • Chapel Hill, NC 27599
  • USA
Karine Dubé, DrPH, MPhil (Oxon) is a socio-behavioral researcher and an experienced research program manager. Her current work focuses on integrating socio-behavioral research as part of actual HIV cure trials in the United States. Karine bridges biomedical, socio-behavioral sciences and ethics in infectious diseases research. She has close to 15 years of experience in infectious diseases-related work, including Ebola and HIV prevention and cure research. She has also worked in the areas of malaria control and treatment, HSV-2 prevention and treatment, sexual and reproductive health and family planning.
Karine previously served as a research program manager for the Collaboratory of AIDS Researchers for Eradication (CARE) at UNC-Chapel Hill. She also is the co-founder and co-leader of the CUREiculum (, a collaborative program aimed at making HIV cure science accessible to the community and the HIV research field.
Karine has extensive experience working in resource-limited settings and developing clinical research site capacity. She managed a pox-protein prime-boost HIV-1C vaccine cohort development program, two HIV-1C prospective incidence studies and a clinical research site capacity development effort in Maputo, Beira and Chókwè, Mozambique with the United States Military HIV Research Program, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Inc. and FHI 360 (from 2008–2013). Karine also has served as a research and program analyst with amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research.
She currently serves as Associate Editor for BMC Public Health and Academic Editor for PLoS One.

Honors and Awards

Funding: Pilot Integration of Participant-Centered Outcomes in HIV Cure Research in the United States: Implications for Ethical Conduct

2019, National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Arthur B. Holzworth Endowed Scholarship in Health Leadership

2015, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Representative Courses

Research Activities

- Infectious Diseases
- Interdisciplinary Research

Key Publications


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