Marney A. White, PhD, MS, is an Associate Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences in the Yale School of Public Health, and in the Department of Psychiatry (Yale School of Medicine). At YSPH she teaches courses in Questionnaire Development (psychometrics) and Health Behavior Change, and serves as the SBS Director of Online Education. She is a two-time recipient of the YSPH Teacher of the Year award.
In the Global Health Scholars program, she teaches the undergraduate course Introduction to Epidemiology and Public Health.
Professor White is a clinical psychologist and epidemiologist whose research integrates clinical practice with prevention of mental health problems. Her research focus is on weight and eating problems, with particular emphasis on the interaction of tobacco use with eating disorders and weight concerns. Current projects include curriculum-based interventions to improve student mental health on college campuses, and promoting diversity and inclusion initiatives in medical education. Professor White's innovative "Self Care" course (Health Behavior Change: From Evidence to Action) is now publicly available through Coursera.