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Mary  White

Adjunct Professor

Adjunct or Visiting, Environmental Health

Mary C. White, ScD, has broad experience in the development, implementation, and translation of epidemiologic health research for public health practice. She retired from CDC in March 2023 after over 36 years with the federal government. As a branch chief in CDC’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, Dr. White directed a program of applied research and science dissemination to address national priorities in cancer prevention and control. She also held positions at the National Center for Environmental Health at CDC, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, the International Labor Organization, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Dr. White has published and lectured widely on topics related to the prevention and control of asthma, cancer, and other chronic diseases, the risks associated with exposure to air pollution and hazardous substances, and the interpretation of scientific evidence for public health. She has received numerous awards, including the Emory Rollins School of Public Health Teaching and Mentoring Community Award in 2007.

ScD, Harvard University School of Public Health, Epidemiology and Occupational Health
MPH, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Epidemiology
MFA, University of Georgia Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, Narrative Media Writing
BA, Univeristy of Rochester, Biology and Psychology


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Areas of Interest

  • Aging
  • Cancer Prevention
  • Chronic Diseases
  • Environmental Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Health Disparities
  • Social Determinants of Health

Courses Taught

  • EH 592: ILE in EH: Part 2

Affiliations & Activities

Fellow, American College of Epidemiology

American Public Health Association

American Association for Cancer Research

American Society on Aging

Society for Epidemiologic Research


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