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Kellee White

Associate Professor, Health Policy and Management

Kellee White is an Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management, Program Director of the Health Equity Concentration and Assistant Director of the Maryland Center for Health Equity. Her work elucidates and seeks to address mechanisms that produce racial/ethnic health inequalities. Her research agenda is focused on racism and population health, structural and contextual factors influencing multimorbidity development and progression and aging health inequalities in Alzheimer’s Disease.


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(301) 405-8221

Areas of Interest

Core Faculty

Racism; Aging; Alzheimer's Disease; Multiple Chronic Conditions; Cognitive Functioning

Dr. Kellee White’s scholarship on racial/ethnic residential segregation (i.e., the spatial manifestation of institutionalized racism) and health have helped shape the literature conceptually, methodologically and analytically and further situate segregation as a central determinant of racial/ethnic health inequalities.

She has devoted increasing attention to understanding how patterns of discrimination accumulate over the life course to influence aging-related processes and uncover resilience factors related to healthy aging. Scholarly work also investigates the role of social, psychosocial and contextual factors on accelerated aging with a focus on multimorbidity and its impact on aging-related outcomes, quality of life and health care utilization across the lifespan. Emerging research employs novel and rigorous analytical methods to understand factors that propagate gender and racial/ethnic inequalities in late-life cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease.

Her research has been published in leading public health and medical journals and has been supported by the National Institutes of Health and the Alzheimer’s Association. Additionally, Dr. White has mentored numerous undergraduate, master and doctoral-level students and junior faculty.

PhD, Epidemiology, 2008

Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

Postdoctoral Scholar, Social Epidemiology, W. K. Kellogg Foundation, 2008-2010

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

MPH, Sociomedical Sciences, 2003

Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

BA, Sociology, 2001

Vassar College

HLSA611 Intro to Health Equity

HLSA787 Health Equity Practice and Policy

HLSA790 Advanced Research Methods in Health Services Research