Texas Policy Evaluation Project

Kari White, Assistant Professor in Health Care Organization & Policy, University of Alabama at Birmingham - Co-Investigator

Kari WhiteContact: kariwhite@uab.edu 

Kari White is a demographer who earned her doctorate in sociology from the University of Texas at Austin.  She is a Co-Investigator on the study and is involved in coordinating the family planning clinic surveys.  Kari also manages the research components of assessing women’s experiences getting contraception and the impact of state funding cuts on unintended pregnancy rates.

Her research focuses on reproductive health among low-income and minority women, with an emphasis on contraceptive attitudes and access.  She was a National Institute of Child Health and Human Development pre-doctoral fellow on the Border Contraceptive Access Study, which examined how prescription and over-the-counter access affect Latina women’s oral contraceptive use.  She also served as a Co-Investigator on the Texas Teen Opportunity Project, a large focus group study that assessed factors that put Texas teens at risk of pregnancy.

Kari joined the faculty at UAB in 2011 and lectures on reproductive health policy and family planning.  Outside of work, she enjoys yoga, cooking,and traveling.