Becky White, MD, MPH

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine School of Medicine Co-Director of HIV Services
North Carolina Department of Corrections, Division of Prisons


Becky White 2012Phone: (919) 843-8602
Fax: (919) 966-6714
Email: bls@med.unc.edu

Division of Infectious Diseases
CB# 7030, Bioinformatics Building
130 Mason Farm Road, 2nd Floor
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599-7030

Education

M.P.H., UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, 2008
M.D., University of Virginia Medical School, 1992
Virginia Commonwealth University Health Systems
Fellowship: University of North Carolina Health Sciences Center

Board Certifications

Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine, 1995, 2005
Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine, Subspeciality of Infectious Diseases, 1999, 2008

Clinical Interests

Treatment and prevention of HIV/STDs in incarcerated persons and African-Americans

Research Summary

Dr. White is an HIV health service researcher and a practicing infectious disease physician. Dr. White uses her "real world" clinical experience to inform her research. Her research focuses on the dynamic interface between public health and medicine. She was one of the leading physician's who described the association between the release of HIV-infected prisoners and the subsequent deleterious effect (increase) on their viral loads. This connection continues to have significant HIV-transmission and health outcome implications for at-risk populations in the community as well as released prisoners. Furthermore, along with others, she conducted the first randomized controlled trial of directly observed antiretroviral therapy vs. self-administered antiretroviral therapy in a state prison system. She also has participated in the implementation of the first ever HIV-opt out screening in the North Carolina state prison system. She is now expanding her research focus on the HIV at risk community and her research interests span from HIV screening/testing to access and adherence to highly active antiretroviral therapy in underserved populations. Her clinical interests include treatment of HIV infection and syphilis. She invites anyone interested in joining her research team to contact her.

Publications

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