Kirsten Lundberg


Kirsten Lundberg created the Lundberg Case Consortium in 2015 to produce Case Method curriculum for professional schools, government agencies, institutes and other training programs. LCC writes custom case studies and offers workshops on how to teach with or write cases for the classroom. Clients include the Harvard Kennedy School, the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Kansas Leadership Center. Before that, Lundberg founded and ran two case enterprises at Columbia University: the Knight Case Studies Initiative and the Case Consortium @ Columbia. At the Kennedy School of Government, she was acting director of the Case Program and a senior case writer. She was a correspondent for United Press International in Brussels, London, Stockholm, and Moscow. Ms. Lundberg holds an undergraduate degree in history from Williams College and an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School.

Selected Publications

  • Public Health Preparedness: Case Studies in Policy and Management Kirsten Lundberg (contributor), Arnold M. Howitt, Dutch Leonard and David W. Giles, eds. American Public Health Association, 2017. A collection of case studies on managing public health crises.
  • Transition to Virtual Healthcare: The Waikato District Health Board and HealthTap Forthcoming, commissioned by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, 2017. The New Zealand Waikato District Health Board in 2016 launched an ambitious telemedicine program, using an app created by US startup HealthTap. The case chronicles the benefits and pitfalls of mapping a tool designed for private health providers onto a publicly-funded healthcare system.
  • When Cultures Collide; 2015 HIV Outbreak in Southern Indiana Harvard Kennedy School, 2016. The case follows state-level public health officials as they learn of an unprecedented outbreak of HIV in a community that illegally injects prescription opiates. The Indiana State Department of Health and the governor’s office scramble to manage the political as well as the public health fallout.
  • The Trials of a Social Entrepreneur: ZiDi™, MicroClinic Technologies and Kenyan Healthcare Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, 2015. Follow Dr. Moka Lantum as he decides to pursue a social enterprise in Kenya, masters the technology to make it work and learns how to be nimble in his business plan while awaiting a slow-moving decision from government.
  • Credible Voice: WHO-Beijing and the SARS Crisis The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 2013. This case traces the challenges faced by the director of the Beijing office of the World Health Organization during the 2003 outbreak of SARS, which originated in China.
  • When BEST Intentions Go Awry: Arsenic Mitigation in Bangladesh The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 2012. The case examines the challenges of running a public-health mitigation program in a rural, less-developed and culturally insular environment, and how to manage a media crisis.
  • Mission vs Safety: OCHA Somalia and the Baidoa Raid The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 2012. This case puts readers on the frontlines of providing humanitarian aid to war-torn areas, and allows students to experience the complexities of operating with the UN system.
  • Our Digital Future: Boardrooms and Newsrooms Co-editor with Ruth Palmer, Knight Case Studies Initiative, Columbia University, 2011. Collected case studies about the impact of digital technology on media business models and reporting standards.
  • Dealing with Dictators, Dilemmas of US Diplomacy and Intelligence Analysis, 1945-1990 Kirsten Lundberg (Contributor) Ernest May, Philip Zelikow, editors. MIT Press. September 2006. A collection of case studies and analysis of intelligence and public policy.