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Lauren White

Lauren White

PhD Student. Social Work/Psychology - Social Candidate

Lauren White, MPH, MSW, LLMSW, is a PhD candidate in the Joint Program for Social Work and Social Psychology. Her research focuses on mental health in rural Indigenous communities, including social and cultural determinants, strengths-based prevention approaches and community-engaged mental health interventions. More specifically, White’s work combines participatory methodologies and implementation frameworks to understand how Indigenous people can put evidence-based mental health practices into use in everyday life. Her work has been supported by the Research for Indigenous Social Action and Equity (RISE) Center; the Institute for Social Research, and the National Institutes of Health.

White is currently a student researcher with the PC CARES intervention and the TRACS research study. She is a practicing therapist under supervision at the Women’s Center of Southeastern Michigan.


Year Degree   School
2021 MSW University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
2018 MPH University of Washington, Seattle
2012 BS Oklahoma State University, Stillwater

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