Executive Leadership & Expert Bios
Arica White, PhD, MPH
Areas of Expertise
- Cancer Survivorship
Senior Service Fellow, Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, NCCDPHP
Arica White, PhD, MPH, is a Senior Service Fellow in the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control (DCPP). In July 2009, she joined the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer (EIS) in DCPC. Her research interests are primarily focused on understanding disparities in cancer screening, treatment, quality of care, and survivorship. She currently leads research projects exploring racial/ethnic and geographic disparities in breast and colorectal cancer treatment, mortality and survival.
Dr. White also has a strong interest in using cancer registry data, especially when linked to other outcomes datasets, to do cancer prevention and control research. She is a certified tumor registrar and has experience working as a research analyst in a state cancer registry. She was instrumental in creating the nation’s first bachelor’s degree program in cancer registration, which was an effort to address the shortage of cancer registrars in the workforce.
Dr. White completed her undergraduate education at Johns Hopkins University, and earned her Master of Public Health degree from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She also completed a PhD in epidemiology at the University of Texas School of Public Health (UTSPH). During her tenure at UTSPH, she was a pre-doctoral fellow in the Cancer Education and Career Development Program, a training grant funded by the National Cancer Institute.
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