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Brandi M. White, PhD, MPH
Office Location: 

Room 209C Wethington Building

900 South Limestone Street

Lexington, Kentucky 40536-0200

Office Phone Number: 
(859) 218-0622
Position Title: 
Assistant Professor

Dr. White joined the faculty of the College of Health Sciences in August 2017. She is an Associate of the University of Kentucky’s BIRCWH (Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health) program. Her research focuses on primary and secondary stroke prevention for medically underserved populations. Before joining the faculty at the University of Kentucky, Dr. White was the founding program director of the Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Studies program at the Medical University of South Carolina.


  • PhD, Health and Rehabilitation Science, Medical University of South Carolina
  • MPH, Community Health Education, University of Minnesota
  • BA, International Studies and Psychology, University of Miami


Selected Publications:

  1. Ellis C, Magwood GS, White BM. Racial differences in patient-reported post-stroke disability in older adults. Geriatrics. 2017;2(2), 16; doi:10.3390/geriatrics2020016.
  2. White BM, Magwood GS, Burns SP, Ellis C. Sex differences in patient-reported poststroke disability. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2018 Apr;27(4):518-524. doi: 10.1089/jwh.2017.6525.
  3. Warren JR, White BM. Rationale, Design and Methods of "Set the Rules": A Tailored Peer-to-Peer Health Information Intervention. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2018 Oct 29;15(11). pii: E2391. doi: 10.3390/ijerph15112391.

Selected Presentations

  1. White BM: Structural racism, health systems, and health inequities: Building bridges to health equity. In Proceedings of Academy Health's Annual Research Meeting (ARM); June 2017; New Orleans, LA.
  2. Warren JR, Morgan K, White BM: Findings of a pilot community survey of seniors and people with disabilities living in public housing. In Proceedings of Academy Health's ARM; June 2019; Washington, DC. 
  3. White BM, Rochell J, Walker L, Warren JR: Strategies used to tailor cardiovascular risk reduction programs for African American women: An integrative review. In Proceedings of the American Public Health Association's Annual Meeting; Nov 2019; Philadelphia, GA. Upcoming - Roundtable session

Research Interests

  • Health equity
  • Community engagement
  • Increasing the diversity of the healthcare workforce