Kari White Ph.D., MPH
Kari White is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Care Organization and Policy at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology with a concentration in Demography from the University of Texas at Austin, MPH from Tulane University and MA in Latin American Studies from the University of Arizona.
Her primary area of interest is immigrant women's reproductive health, with an emphasis on contraceptive use. The goal of her research is to better understand how women's health is shaped by cultural beliefs and practices, social settings and policies affecting access to health services. Her specific research projects have examined over-the-counter access to oral contraception on the US-Mexico border, determinants of teen pregnancy, and comparisons of childbirth timing and contraceptive use among Mexican and Turkish immigrant and non-migrant women. She incorporates both quantitative and qualitative methods in her research.