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Kari White

Faculty ScholarsPh.D., The University of Texas at Austin

Associate Professor, Steve Hicks School of Social Work and Department of Sociology
Kari White



Reproductive health; Health services; Health policy


Kari White is an associate professor in the Steve Hicks School of Social Work and a faculty research associate at the Population Research Center at The University of Texas at Austin. She received her PhD in Sociology with a concentration in Demography from the University of Texas at Austin, MPH from Tulane University, and MA in Latin American Studies from the University of Arizona.

Her research focuses on evaluating the interrelationship between people’s reproductive health behaviors and outcomes and the health services and policies that shape their access to care. Her recent projects include the Texas Policy Evaluation Project – a collaborative evaluation of legislation affecting family planning funding and abortion restrictions in Texas, and studies that assess factors influencing vasectomy use and women’s access to abortion and post-abortion contraception in the Southeast. She incorporates both quantitative and qualitative methods in her research.

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