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Ann Marie White, Ed.D.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Office: (585) 275-3571

Fax: (585) 275-6666

Faculty Appointments

Biography

Professional Background

Dr. White is Director of the Office of Mental Health Promotion (OMHP) and Associate 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.

Credentials

Education

1992
BS with Honors | Cornell University
Human Development and Family Studies

1993
MA | Columbia University
Developmental Psychology

2002
Ed.D. | Harvard University
Human Development and Psychology

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

2003 - 2004
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.)

2002 - 2003
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.

Awards

2012
President's Diversity Award nominee, University of Rochester

2012
NIH Institute on Systems Science and Health, Selected Attendee

2012
Got Dreams Award (community leader award), Monroe County Office of Mental Health

2011
Dr. David Satcher Community Health Improvement Award Nominee

2010
Dr. David Satcher Community Health Improvement Award Nominee
Sponsor: University of Rochester Medical Center

2007
MHSR New Investigator Workshop and Poster Award
Sponsor: NIMH

2006
Collier Award
Sponsor: URMC's Department of Psychiatry

2006
OBSSR 10th Anniversary Celebration Travel Scholarship Winner
Sponsor: Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, NIH

2005
Fellow of the NIH Summer Institute on Behavioral and Social Intervention Research
Sponsor: Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, NIH

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Publications

Journal Articles

2014
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.

2013
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).

2011
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.

Books & Chapters

2013
Book Title: Social Networking: Recent Trends, Emerging Issues and Future Outlook
Author List: Tu, X., White, A.M. & Lu, N
Published By: Nova Science Publishers, Inc. 2013

2012
Chapter Title: Reducing Suicide Risk in the Justice System through Court Based Community-based Participatory Research
Book Title: Suicide: Risk Factors and Prevention
Author List: White, A.M., Nichols-Hadeed, C., Steadman, H.J. & Cerulli, C
Edited By: J. Lavigne
Published By: Nova Science Publishers 2012 in Hauppauge, NY

2012
Chapter Title: You know a tree by its fruit: Growing a fellowship program for community partnered mental health disparities research in an academic medical center
Book Title: Building community capacity: Case examples from around the world
Author List: White, A.M., Castle, K., Sörensen, S., Briody, S., Dailey, H., King, D., Fogarty, C. & Duberstein, P
Edited By: R. M. Caron and J. Marrick
Published By: Nova Science Publishers 2012

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