Ann Marie White, Ed.D.

Ann Marie White, Ed.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box PSYCH
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 275-3571
Fax: (585) 275-6666

Professional Bio

Dr. White is Director of the Office of Mental Health Promotion (OMHP) and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester Medical Center. She leads department-level change initiatives to deepen Psychiatry's community engagement via service, education and research. OMHP oversees community, consumer and diversity affairs for Psychiatry faculty and staff.

Dr. White directs local and national training activities in collaborative research to infuse scientific inquiries with mental health-related policy and program activities of communities. She promotes mental health supporting behaviors, services utilization and mental illness prevention strategies within community-based settings. For instance, she developed participatory research with volunteer "natural helpers" seeking to strengthen urban neighborhoods' violence prevention activities. She conducts multimedia education to develop civic engagement among youth and young adults from traditionally disadvantaged backgrounds. Her research interests focus on system science methods in the application of community engagement in research, mental health promotion, and violence prevention systems in communities. She has an active research program involving social media data and successful transitions into adulthood. Her many years of research experiences in developmental psychology emphasized the role of community settings such as childcare, arts centers and after-school programs in the development of children and adolescents. Upon completion of her doctorate in Human Development and Psychology from Harvard's Graduate School of Education, she was a AAAS/SRCD fellow in the U.S. Senate and the National Institutes of Health.

Awards & Honors (National)

NIH Institute on Systems Science and Health, Selected Attendee 2012
MHSR New Investigator Workshop and Poster Award | NIMH 2007
OBSSR 10th Anniversary Celebration Travel Scholarship Winner | Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, NIH 2006
Fellow of the NIH Summer Institute on Behavioral and Social Intervention Research | Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, NIH 2005

Awards & Honors (Local)

President's Diversity Award nominee, University of Rochester 2012
Got Dreams Award (community leader award), Monroe County Office of Mental Health 2012
Dr. David Satcher Community Health Improvement Award Nominee 2011
Dr. David Satcher Community Health Improvement Award Nominee | University of Rochester Medical Center 2010
Collier Award | URMC's Department of Psychiatry 2006

Recent Journal Articles

Showing the 5 most recent journal articles. 9 available »

White, A.M., Lu, N., Cerulli, C., Tu, X. "Examining benefits academic-community research team training: Rochester's suicide prevention training institutes". Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education and Action. 2014; 8(1): 125-137.
White, A.M., Castle, K., Sörensen, S., Briody, S., Dailey, H., King, D., Fogarty, C. & Duberstein, P. "You know a tree by its fruit: Growing a fellowship program for community partnered mental health disparities research in an academic medical center". International Public Health Journal. 2013; 5(3).
Cross, W., Seaburn, D., Gibbs, D. Schmeelk, K., White, A.M., Caine, E. "Does practice make perfect? A Randomized control trial of behavioral rehearsal on suicide prevention gatekeeper skills." The Journal of Primary Prevention. 2011; 32(3): 195-211.
Cerulli, C., Cerulli, J., Santos, E., Lu, N., He, H., Johnson, K.A., White, A.M. & Tu, X. "Does the Health-status of intimate partner violence victims warrant pharmacies as portals for public health awareness, advocacy and facilitation." Journal of the American Pharmacist Association. 2010; 50: 200-206.
2009 Oct
White AM, Philogene GS, Fine L, Sinha S. "Social support and self-reported health status of older adults in the United States." American journal of public health. 2009 Oct; 99(10):1872-8. Epub 2009 Aug 20.

Current Appointments

Associate Professor - Department of Psychiatry, Administration (SMD) - Primary
Associate Professor - Department of Public Health Sciences (SMD)
Associate Professor - Center for Community Health


Ed.D. | Human Development and Psychology | Harvard University2002
MA | Developmental Psychology | Columbia University1993
BS with Honors | Human Development and Family Studies | Cornell University1992

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

AAAS/SRCD Executive Branch Science and Policy Fellow - National Institutes of Health, Office of the Director, Office of Behavior and Social Science Research, Washington, DC - Initiate, implement, and coordinate research agendas and funding initiatives to advance scientific knowledge of the social and behavioral components of health (e.g., authoring the program announcement with specialized review such as Community Participation in Research, PAR- 05-026, etc.) 2004
AAAS/SRCD Congressional Science and Policy Fellow - U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Children and Families, Washington, D.C. - Develop policy positions by distilling and evaluating information provided by advocates, administrators, researchers, constituents, program providers and policy-makers; draft legislation; manage the legislative process of bills; analyze research findings; prepare and conduct discussion of pending legislation. 2003