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Larissa Estes White

Contributing Faculty

College of Health Sciences and Public Policy

Degree Program Master of Public Health (MPH)

Larissa J. Estes, DrPH serves as the Executive Director of ALL IN Alameda County. ALL IN Alameda County is a anti-poverty initiative geared towards innovation grounded in community collaboration. She has over 20 years of experience in allied health, healthcare, and public health with a focus on community and equity. Throughout her career she has served as a key author of several publications on women’s health, accountable communities for health, medical high utilization, and mental health and well being. She is interested in integrating evidence-informed strategies into policy and practice across sectors that impact community health and well being.

Dr. Estes has prior experience in program planning, implementation, and evaluation; maternal and child health; women’s health; mental health and well being; and public health policy analysis at the federal, state, and local level. Dr, Estes received her BS in Athletic Training from Duquesne University, an MPH in Family and Child Health from the University of Arizona, and a DrPH in Community Health Practice from the University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston. Dr. Estes is contributing faculty member with Walden University School of Health Sciences. She is a member of Junior League of Oakland-East Bay and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and serves on the Board of Directors for the College of Behavioral Health Leadership, and Healthy Ministry for St. Columba Catholic Church (Oakland, CA).

Courses Taught

PUBH 6175 - Health Policy and Management

PUBH 6127 - Policy, Politics & Progress


DrPH, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Master of Public Health, University of Arizona

BS, Duquesne University

Public Service

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Omega Upsilon Omega Chapter, Member - , CA United States

Awards / Honors

Bernard L. Turner Award, Walden University, 2015

Dr. Vince L. Hutchins Maternal and Child Health, 2005


Estes White, L. J. (2017). Back to Our Roots: Catalyzing Community Action for Mental Health and Wellbeing..

Estes White, L. J., Haar, W. L., Leslie, M., Victoria, N., Larry, C. (2016). Disrupting the Pathway: A Prevention Approach to Medical High Utilization.


Estes White, L. J. (2017). Partnering for Population Health: Models to Address the Social Determinants of Health. Texas Health and Human Services Commission.

Estes White, L. J. (2018). Advancing a Path Forward to Improve Community Mental Health and Wellbeing. National Network of Public Health Institutes.