Arica White, PhD, MPH

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Arica White, PhD, MPH, is an epidemiologist in the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control’s (DCPC’s) Epidemiology and Applied Research Branch. In July 2009, she joined the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer in DCPC. Her research interests focus on understanding disparities in cancer screening, treatment, quality of care, and survivorship. Dr. White leads research projects exploring racial/ethnic, socioeconomic, and geographic disparities in breast and colorectal cancer screening, treatment, mortality, and survival.

Dr. White also has an interest in using linked cancer registry and health care claims data for 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 predoctoral fellow in the Cancer Education and Career Development Program, a training grant funded by the National Cancer Institute.

The most recent articles Dr. White has first-authored include—