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  • PhD, U. of California, Berkeley (Social Welfare)
  • MPH, U. of California, Berkeley (Maternal & Child Health; International Health)
  • MSW, McGill U., Montreal, Canada
  • BSW, McGill U., Montreal, Canada
  • B.Soc.Sci. (Sociology), U. of Ottawa, Canada

Post-PhD Courses

  • London School of Economics & Political Science: Public Finance, Political Economy of Social Policy
  • Seattle University: Human Resources Management, Financial Accounting, Economics of Gender and Family, Intermediate Microeconomics, Intermediate Macroeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics, Principles of Macroeconomics


  • 25+ years experience in USA, Canada, UK, Belize, Uganda and Jamaica, working with organizations and communities to create, implement, manage and evaluate effective, evidence-based  programs in health, social welfare, and diversity/inclusion.
  • 15+ years as a professor at the University of Southern California, Seattle University (tenured), and San Francisco State University.
  • Groundbreaking research on homophobia and HIV/AIDS stigma in Jamaica that served as the basis for expert witness testimony in precedent-setting deportation cases for clients represented by Yale, Columbia and NYU law schools, organizations such as the National Immigration Justice Center and law firms such as Sidley Austin, LLP.
  • Editorial board member for the American Journal of Public Health and other leading journals in health and social welfare, and has been on the board of directors for health and social welfare organizations.

Media Appearances

BBCHuffington Post, Women’s Health, The Economist,  Financial Times, New York Times, Seattle Times and DailyMail UK, Marie Claire,  Woman’s Day,  Black Enterprise


Dr. White was born in the UK, grew up in Jamaica and Canada, and has spent the past two decades on the west coast of the United States. An elite athlete in her youth, she was a champion sprinter and long jumper, and also played field hockey, netball and swam for her high school teams in Canada and Jamaica. Her passion for exploring cultures and places has taken her around the globe. She loves the outdoors and is an avid hiker, sailor, kayaker, and a neophyte diver. When her schedule allows she also models and acts. She is the mother of one daughter.