Emeritus Faculty

White, Helene Raskin

  • Portrait
  • Helene Raskin White
  • Professor
  • Ph.D. Rutgers University, 1976
  • Email: hewhite@smithers.rutgers.edu
  • Office: Alcohol Studies
  • Phone: 732-445-3579
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Distinguished Professor in the Sociology Department and the Center of Alcohol Studies.  Her research focuses on the comorbidity of substance use, crime, violence, and mental health problems in community and high-risk samples. She also evaluates drug prevention interventions for college students.

    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.

  • Program Areas:
  • Crime and Social Control