C. LeAnn White

Biography

LeAnn White is the Chief of the Wildlife Epidemiology and Emerging Diseases Branch at USGS-National Wildlife Health Center. She received a PhD in Infectious Diseases and Pathology and a MPH in Epidemiology from the University of Florida. She joined USGS in 2009 as a Field Epidemiologist and studied the ecology of diseases in multiple systems with field work focuses on double-crested cormorants and sea otters. Since becoming chief of the epidemiology branch in 2014 she has broadened her focus to include development of standards for wildlife disease data and the use of social sciences to influence conservation action.

Education

  • 2009-Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  • 2009-Master of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, College of Public Health and Health Professions, University of Florida
  • 2003-Master of Science, Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, University of Florida
  • 1998-Bachelor of Science in Biology. College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA

Professional Experience

  • 2014-Present Branch Chief, Wildlife Epidemiology and Emerging Diseases, USGS National Wildlife Health Center, Madison, WI
  • 2009-14 Wildlife Epidemiologist, USGS National Wildlife Health Center, Madison, WI
  • 2009 Wildlife Specialist, USDA/APHIS/Wildlife Services, Indiana
  • 2008-09 Pre-doctoral NIH/NIAID NSRA T32 fellow, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  • 2005-08 Research Assistant, Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  • 2003-08 Biological Scientist, Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  • 2003 Research Technician, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Gainesville, FL
  • 1999-03 Research Assistant, Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  • 1998 Supervised Researcher, Department of Aquatic Toxicology, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Gloucester Point, VA