Erina White, M.S.W., M.P.H., LICSW

Erina White earned her B.A. from Smith College and her M.S.W. from the Smith School of Social Work.  She also received an M.P.H. degree at the Harvard School of Public Health as part of the interdisciplinary M.P.H./Ph.D. opportunity in the Simmons Social Work Ph.D. Program.  Ms. White's nine years of post-M.S.W. experience is extensive.  She divides her time between working in health care, private practice, and teaching, including a recent adjunct faculty appointment at Salem State University.  Ms. White worked on several foundation and NIH research projects, most recently an NIH-NIDCR funded study of oral cancer screening in long-term care facilities.  She is currently the senior research clinician on a clinical trial at Children's Hospital Boston testing a family based intervention with suicidal adolescents.  As a doctoral candidate at the SSW, Ms. White's dissertation will explore the influence of gene—environment (GxE) interactions in mental health outcomes using data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health.  Her interests include intervention studies and the application of GxE evidence to support psychosocial interventions.

Courses Taught

SW 523 Advocacy and Social Action
SW 421 Social Work Practice