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White, Della Brown


Della Brown White, Ph.D., is a program officer in the NICHD Office of Health Equity. Dr. White received her B.S. in chemistry from Alabama State University and earned her Ph.D. in health education/health promotion at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She completed postdoctoral training in public health genomics within the Social and Behavioral Research Branch, Division of Intramural Research at the National Human Genome Research Institute. Dr. White's overall research interest is in improving health outcomes among minority and underserved populations. She has conducted research focused in two primary areas: (1) understanding social and cultural factors that influence access to and participation in existing (e.g., weight loss interventions) and emerging (e.g., genetic testing) health technologies; and (2) examining factors that influence health outcomes among racial/ethnic minority populations participating in health behavior change interventions. Within the Office of Health Equity, Dr. White directs programs related to understanding the role of community engagement in promoting health equity in maternal and child health outcomes among minority and underserved populations and improving workforce diversity in maternal and child health equity research.


Publications (PubMed):

Weight loss goals among African-American women with type 2 diabetes in a behavioral weight control program.
African Americans' responses to genetic explanations of lung cancer disparities and their willingness to participate in clinical genetics research.
Responses to online GSTM1 genetic test results among smokers related to patients with lung cancer: a pilot study.
Stress, race, and body weight.
Too many referrals of low-risk women for BRCA1/2 genetic services by family physicians.
The feasibility of online genetic testing for lung cancer susceptibility: uptake of a web-based protocol and decision outcomes.
The role of postpartum weight retention in obesity among women: a review of the evidence.
Vision National Institutes of Health Home BOND National Institues of Health Home Home Storz Lab: Section on Environmental Gene Regulation Home Machner Lab: Unit on Microbial Pathogenesis Home Division of Intramural Population Health Research Home Bonifacino Lab: Section on Intracellular Protein Trafficking Home Lilly Lab: Section on Gamete Development Home Lippincott-Schwartz Lab: Section on Organelle Biology