College of Health Sciences
Deneen Long-White, PhD, CHES® has over twenty-five years of experience in public health with specific expertise in maternal and child health. During that time she has worked with local, state, and federal officials to develop and implement public health programs which focused on providing services to youth, infants, children, and women of childbearing age. As a MCH Epidemiologist and former chief of the District of Columbia Maternal and Family Health Administration Data Collection and Analysis Division, Dr. Long-White directed the development, implementation and writing of the five-year Title V needs assessment as well as the evaluation of programs such as Healthy Start, the District’s Teen Mothers Take Charge (TMTC), school-based clinic health services, and Hospital Discharge Planner programs.
Although no longer with a state public health agency, she continues to serve on numerous national and state committees including the District of Columbia Preventive Health Services Block Grant Advisory Committee, District of Columbia Public Health Integrated Advisory Committee, and the Tri-county STI Task Force.
Dr. Long-White also serves as a peer reviewer for the national Maternal and Child Health Journal, Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, and Health Promotion and Practice as well as a reviewer for federal grants. Her research interests are reproductive health, adolescent health, women’s health and infant mortality with a specific focus on health disparities and the social determinants of health. She has published in peer-reviewed journals as well as presented at numerous conferences included APHA, SOPHE, and the CDC MCH Epidemiology Conference.
As a contributing faculty member at Walden, she teaches the Assessing Community Needs and Dissertation courses.