Ruth C. White, Ph.D., M.S.W., and M.P.H., is a stress management and mental wellness consultant and a mental health activist fighting against stigma and promoting mental health and well-being. She is author of the forthcoming book, The Stress Management Workbook, to be published by Calisto Media in 2018. Follow her at @ruthcwhite on Twitter.
The author of the successful Bipolar 101 (with John D. Preston), she has also published Preventing Bipolar Relapse and is the editor of the volume Global Case Studies in Maternal and Child Health. In addition to academic journals, she has appeared in the New York Times, Marie Claire, Woman's Day, Black Enterprise, the Seattle Post Intelligencer, Seattle Times, Jezebel.com, Shine on Yahoo, Colorlines.com and DailyMail.co.uk and in several Spanish language news outlets.
Dr. White is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work at the University of Southern California (USC). Prior to USC she spent 10 years at Seattle University in Seattle, WA, where she achieved tenure. She received her doctorate in social welfare and masters in public health (maternal and child health; international health) from the University of California, Berkeley and her MSW and BSW from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. She has worked in mental health for many years, and for the last 20 years she has educated undergraduate and graduate social work students at San Francisco State University, Seattle University, McGill University, UC Berkeley and USC.
She is a member of the editorial board of the American Journal of Public Health and her expertise has been called upon by her colleagues to review work in the area of HIV/AIDS, maternal and child health for organizations such as the American Public Health Association, the American Journal of Health Behavior, AIDS Care, and the National Science Foundation. She has served as expert witness for the law schools of Columbia, NYU and Yale, and also for major law firms and human rights organizations on issues related to gay and HIV/AIDS stigma.