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Marney White, PhD, MS

Professor of Public Health (Social and Behavioral Sciences); Director of Online Education, Social and Behavioral Sciences; Professor, Social and Behavioral Sciences; Affiliated Faculty, Yale Institute for Global Health; Professor, Psychiatry

Research Summary

Dr. White's research focus is on weight and eating problems, with particular emphasis on the interaction of tobacco use with eating disorders and weight concerns.

Current projects focus on student mental health.

Extensive Research Description

Ongoing projects focus on the following topics:

  • Curriculum-based interventions for mental health
  • Food insecurity and binge eating disorder
  • Food insecurity and tobacco use
  • Food cravings and food aversions


Research Interests

Feeding and Eating Disorders; Obesity; Psychometrics; Tobacco Use Disorder

Public Health Interests

Behavioral Health; Community Health; Mental Health; Obesity; Women's Health; Health Equity, Disparities, Social Determinants and Justice; COVID-19

Selected Publications

Clinical Trials

ConditionsStudy Title
Obesity & Weight ControlYale Dietary Supplement and Weight Management Study
Diseases of the Digestive System - Stomach; Obesity & Weight ControlTreatments to Treat Loss-of-Control Eating and Improve Weight Outcomes after Bariatric Surgery
Children's Health; Mental Health & Behavioral Research; Obesity & Weight ControlCognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Girls Who Experienced Weight-related Bullying
Children's Health; Mental Health & Behavioral ResearchTeen Binge Eating Study