Welcome to the Sociology Department

HWhiteLargeHelene Raskin White
Ph.D. Rutgers University, 1976

Center for Alcohol Studies
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
607 Allison Road
Piscataway, New Jersey 08854

Office: Alcohol Studies
Office Phone: 732-445-3579
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Dr. White is currently engaged in longitudinal research on the antecedents, consequences and comorbidity of substance use and other problem behaviors in both community and high-risk samples. In addition, Dr. White develops and evaluates substance use prevention programs for college students. Her research has been sponsored by federal and foundation grants for the past 40 years. Dr. White has published one co-authored book, co-edited three books, and published more than 200 articles and chapters. She has served as a consultant for the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the National Institute of Justice, the National Science Foundation, and the Centers for Substance Abuse Prevention. Dr. White organized the founding of the Section on Alcohol, Drugs and Tobacco of the American Sociological Association and was chair of that section twice. Currently Dr. White serves on several journal Editorial Boards and Advisory Boards of major longitudinal studies and regularly reviewers grants for various National Institutes of Health study sections. Dr. White has taught an undergraduate course on alcohol problems in the Sociology Department. She is located at the Center of Alcohol Studies, Piscataway.

Upcoming Events

 12 Jul 2018;
 10:00AM - 03:30PM
 Redesigned website goes live!
 03 Aug 2018;
 Two new faculty position openings

Undergraduate Program

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March for Our Lives rally, Newark, NJ, March 24, 2018

Graduate Program


New RU Sociology Ph.D.s and their Advisors, May 2018

Diversity and Inclusion

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Outdoor Mural, Hale St., New Brunswick, NJ