LaToria Whitehead, Ph.D.

Dr. LaToria Whitehead currently serves as an Environmental Justice Officer / Public Health Advisor, in the Division of Emergency and Environmental Health Services at CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health, and an Adjunct Professor in the Political Science Department at Clark Atlanta University (CAU), Spelman College, and Atlanta Metropolitan State College.  

Dr. Whitehead received her B.S.H. and M.P.H. degrees in health science and public health from the University of North Florida and Mercer University School of Medicine, and her Ph.D. in Political Science from Clark Atlanta University.  In her prior position at CDC, as a Public Health Advisor, Dr. Whitehead was instrumental in collaborating state programs and environmental justice organizations, to reduce and mitigate, environmental health disparities experienced by underserved populations.  Dr. Whitehead has presented various national lectures on environmental justice, including Tulane University’s Anna Julia Cooper Project on Gender, Race, Class, and Politics in the South, led by MSNBC’s host, Melissa Harris-Perry, of the former Melissa Harris-Perry show.  

She is the lead author and co-author on several environmental justice publications, and was honored in 2013, by the E.P.A. as a visionary and innovative leader in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) field.  Dr. Whitehead’s research interests include environmental justice, public/urban policy, theory and methods, and American government. 

LaToria Whitehead, Ph.D. Environmental Justice Officer/Public Health CDC

LaToria Whitehead, Ph.D.

Environmental Justice Officer/Public Health CDC

Chamblee, Georgia, United States

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