Kim Czubaruk

Kim Czubaruk, JD

Senior Director, Policy & Advocacy

Kim Czubaruk is the Senior Director of Policy and Advocacy with the Cancer Support Community’s Cancer Policy Institute. Kim is an attorney with a background in civil litigation and disability law who focuses on health policy and advocacy to improve the lives of patients and their families. Prior to joining the Cancer Support Community, Kim served as policy manager with the American Academy of Nursing and legal consultant with the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network. While with the Academy, Kim developed and led multiple national initiatives, built cross-sector collaborative partnerships, and worked with Academy fellows to advance health policy. Through her advocacy on behalf of children and adults with food-induced anaphylaxis, Kim improved the education, prevention, emergency response, and legal protections for severely food allergic individuals. Her achievements earned her the Muriel C. Furlong Award for Making a Difference.

Kim earned her Juris Doctor degree, with honors, from George Washington University Law School in Washington, DC and is licensed to practice law in Maryland and the District of Columbia. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, in political science from Union College in Schenectady, NY where she was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Society and the Pi Sigma Alpha national political science honor society.

Kim and her three children are avid travelers who also enjoy hiking and skiing.

Blog Posts

Read October 15, 2020

Medicare Open Enrollment Begins October 15

Every year between October 15 and December 7, Medicare beneficiaries can make changes to their Medicare coverage. This “open enrollment” period provides an important opportunity for individuals over the age of 65 to review their Medicare coverage to determine if a different plan may better meet their needs. If a beneficiary decides that they do not want to make any changes, then no action is required. It may be helpful to think of open enrollment as an annual ‘check-up’ for Medicare coverage and benefits.
Read July 8, 2020

A Step Toward Increasing Patients’ Voices in Clinical Trials

The Cancer Support Community (CSC) welcomes the FDA’s new pilot program, Project Patient Voice, as a thoughtful first step toward the development of a comprehensive and consistent method of sharing patient experience data (PED) collected in clinical trials with patients and providers to help inform treatment decisions.