White, Helene Raskin
Ph.D., Rutgers University, 1976
Professional Summary/CV [.PDF]
Center of Alcohol Studies, Centers, Institutes, Other; Department of Sociology, School of Arts and Sciences, New Brunswick; Rutgers
Areas of Interest
Substance Use, Crime, Violence, and Mental Health Problems.
The Sociology of Alcohol Problems.
Memberships and Professional Service
Editorial Boards: Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, 2003-present; Journal of Drug Issues, 1996–present; Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 1992–present; Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, 2005-2006; Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 2003 - 2006; Criminology, 1994 - 1996; Chair, Alcohol and Drugs Section, American Sociological Association, 2002-2003; Grant Reviewer, National Institutes on Health, 1992-present; Advisory Board, Raising Healthy Children project, 2002-present; Expert Panel Member, Expert Panel on ONDCP Media Campaign Evaluation; Expert Panel Member, National Institute of Justice Workshop on Violence, 2002; Consultant, Adolescent Women's Focus Group, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, 1993.
Grants, Honors, and Awards
Listed in ISIHighly Cited; Senior Scholar Award, American Sociological Association, Section on Alcohol, Drugs, and Tobacco, August 2005; New Jersey Woman of Achievement award from the New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs of GFWC, 2005; Co-Principal Investigator, Bringing Theory to Practice Initiative, Association of American Colleges and Universities, “A Personal Feedback Intervention for Incoming College Students,” 2006-2007; Co-Principal Investigator, National Institute on Drug Abuse, “Chronic Stress of Child Abuse and Neglect and Drugs”, 2004-2007; Principal Investigator, National Institute on Drug Abuse, “Developing Brief Interventions for Drug Abuse Prevention for College Students,” 2003-2008; Principal Investigator, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, "Understanding Racial Differences in Developmental Trajectories of Cigarette Smoking," 2002-2004.
Academic Interests and Plans
My research focuses on the comorbidity of drug use, delinquency, violence, and mental health problems in normal and high-risk samples. Recently, I have become involved in the development, implementation and evaluation of alcohol and drug prevention programs.