Deneen Long-white

Contributing Faculty
Richard W. Riley College of Education and Human Sciences
M.S. Health Education and Promotion

Deneen Long-White, PhD, CHES® has over tthirty 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, maternal mortality, 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.

Courses Taught

HLTH 8205 - Assessing Community Needs

HLTH 9101E - Dissertation


PhD, Howard University

MS, Howard University

BA, Howard University

Public Service

District of Columbia Preventive Health Block Grant Advisory Committee , Committee Member - Washington

Prince George's County Infant and Child Fatality Review Committees, Committee Member - Cheverly

Awards / Honors

APHA MCH Section - Effective Practice Award, , 2014


Handler, A., Klaus, J., Long-White, D., Roth, M., Greenleaf, R., Sappenfield, O., Cilenti, D. (2018). Innovations in Maternal and Child Health: Pairing Undergraduate and Graduate Maternal and Child Health Students in Summer Practica in State Title V Agencies. Maternal and Child Health Journal

Long-White, D., Calloway, D., Robertson, T. (2017). Playing IT Safe: Addressing the Gap in Evidenced-based HIV/AIDS Prevention Programs Targeting African American College Students. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved

Calloway, D., Long-White, D., Corbin, D. (2014). Reducing the Risk of HIV/AIDS in African American College Students: An Exploratory Investoigation of the Efficacy of a Peer Educator Approach. Health Promotion and Practice


Long-White, D. (2017). Achieving Health Equity & Health Equality in Prince George's County Maryland.