Kina White, DrPH, FACHE
Kina White serves as director of the Office of Community Health Improvement at the Mississippi State Department of Health. Her office includes three bureaus: Healthy Aging, Injury and Violence Prevention, and Community and School Health. Dr. White is the principal investigator for multiple federal grant programs. She also serves as the state lead for the Age-Friendly Public Health Systems Initiative with Trust for America’s Health. Dr. White was invited and serves on the board of advisers for the UsAgainstAlzheimer’s Center for Brain Health Equity. Dr. White currently serves as president of Mississippi Healthcare Executives, an ACHE chapter. She is a graduate of the Mississippi Economic Council’s Leadership Mississippi program. She is also an adjunct faculty member at Belhaven University. Dr. White holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from The University of Southern Mississippi, a Master of Health Services Administration degree from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and a Doctor of Public Health degree in health policy and management from Jackson State University. In addition, Dr. White has completed a two-year NIH-R25 Clinical and Community-Based HIV/AIDS Research Training fellowship at Brown University. Dr. White has a sincere passion for working with vulnerable populations and improving their access to equitable care. She is board certified in healthcare management as an ACHE Fellow.