Leba Sable-Center for International Policy & Innovation - Carnegie Mellon University

Leba Sable

CIPI Research Alumni


Leba E. Sable is a 2013 graduate of the Master's of Public Policy and Management candidate at Carnegie Mellon University's H. John Heinz III College. In 2010, she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Legal Studies from the University of Pittsburgh.

Prior to coming to Carnegie Mellon, Sable served as an intern at the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, where she worked on a variety of national and international drug policy issues including research on emerging substances of abuse, and analyzing and evaluating Brazilian drug-related programs and legislation. During her undergraduate and graduate studies, Sable served as a research assistant for CMU’s Professor Jonathan Caulkins, working on his 2012 book that provides policy recommendations to reduce the economic and social costs of drug-related crime.

Her research interests include examining the impact of drug policies on the systematic violence resulting from the transnational drug trade and analyzing policy alternatives. As a Research Associate with CIPI, Sable worked on CIPI initiatives relating to increased accountability in multi-layer rule of law systems, improved African regional security, and the prevention of mass violence in sub-Saharan Africa.