PhD (NIH) Postdoctoral Fellowship, Tulane University
PhD, Tulane University
BS, St. Mary's Dominican College
Senior Associate Dean LuAnn E. White is a toxicologist and director of the Tulane Center for Applied Environmental Health (CAEPH). She directs the Academic Partners of Excellence for the Environmental Public Health Tracking Network funded by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.Dr. White's research focuses on environmental factors that impact children's health, particularly childhood lead poisoning and environmental triggers of asthma. She also studies other vulnerable population including the impact of Hurricane Katrina on the elderly. She has worked on several studies with the EPHT network on the impact of air pollutants on respiratory and cardiovascular diseases. Dr. White has been a leader in developing models for environmental health training and education programs and initiated the first master's degree programs in environmental and occupational health using distance learning technologies in 1994. Currently, CAEPH offers four master's degree programs by distance learning to build capacity among environmental and occupational health professionals.