Welcome to the Sociology Department

  • Portrait
  • Helene Raskin White
  • Ph.D. Rutgers University, 1976
  • Email: hewhite@smithers.rutgers.edu
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Helene White, Distinguished Professor Emerita, was affiliated with the Sociology Department and the Center of Alcohol Studies.  Her research focused on the comorbidity of substance use, crime, violence, and mental health problems in community and high-risk samples. She also evaluated drug prevention interventions for college students. Her research was sponsored by federal and foundation grants for over 40 years, and she published one co-authored book, co-edited three books, and published more than 200 articles and chapters. She 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.

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