Mary C. White, ScD, MPH, CDC

Mary C. White FinalSince 2002, Mary C. White has served as Chief of the Epidemiology and Applied Research Branch in the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia. In this position, Dr. White leads a program of applied research and science dissemination to support CDC programs and partners and address national priorities in cancer prevention and control. The branch contributes data and scientific expertise on cancer prevention and risk behaviors, the appropriate use of cancer screening tests, the cost and cost-effectiveness of preventive health services, coordination of services and quality of life after a cancer diagnosis (cancer survivorship), and innovations to reduce cancer health disparities. She has special interests in cancer prevention and aging.

Dr. White received a master of public health in epidemiology from the University of Michigan School of Public Health and a doctorate of science in epidemiology and occupational health from the Harvard School of Public Health. She has published and lectured widely on topics related to the control of cancer and other chronic diseases, the risks associated with environmental exposures, and the interpretation of scientific evidence for public health. She is a Fellow of the American College of Epidemiology and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Environmental Health at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. In her spare time, she is working on her MFA in narrative nonfiction at the University of Georgia.


Telephone: 770-488-3032

Chief, Epidemiology & Applied Research Branch
4770 Buford Hwy NE, F76
Atlanta, GA 30341-3717