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Mary  White

Adjunct Instructor

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. In her current position as Chief of the Epidemiology and Applied Research Branch in CDC’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, Dr. White directs a program of applied research and science dissemination to support CDC programs and partners and address national priorities in cancer prevention and control. She previously held positions at the National Center for Environmental Health at CDC, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, the Internaltional Labour 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

A full list of Dr. White's publications is available at Google Scholar:

Areas of Interest

  • Aging
  • Cancer Prevention
  • Chronic Diseases
  • Environmental Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Health Communication
  • Health Disparities
  • Public Health Leadership
  • Public Health Policy
  • Public Health Practice
  • Social Determinants of Health

Affiliations & Activities

Fellow, American College of Epidemiology

American Public Health Association


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