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Chris White, MD


Director, Research Division, Department of Family and Community Medicine Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience and Family & Community Medicine

  • Bachelor's Degree: University of Southern California (Biomedical Engineering; Minor in Biological Sciences)
  • Master's Degree: University of Cincinnati (Healthcare Administration)
  • Medical Degree: Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
  • Juris Doctor: Southern Illinois University College of Law (Law)
Board Certifications & Licenses

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Psychiatry) (Certification Date: 20090911)

Contact Information
Research Interests

Psychosomatic Medicine, Primary Care Psychiatry, Integrated Care Delivery, Legal Medicine, Emergency Psychiatry, Medical Education, Communication, Health Care Administration

Clinical Interests

Family Medicine


Peer Reviewed Publications

Hargraves D, White C, Frederick R, Cinibulk M, Peters M, Young A, Elder N 2017. Implementing SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment) in Primary Care: lessons learned from a multi-practice evaluation Public Health Reviews , 38 31,

Belagaje S, Bonomo J, White C, Kissela B, Kleindorfer D, Neel R, Broderick J 2012. A Person with Factitious Disorder Presenting with Acute Stroke-Like Symptoms and Receiving Thrombolytic Therapy Twice J Clin Case Rep, 2 8, 138

Kwiatkowski, M; Denka, ZD; White, C 2011. Paralytic ileus requiring hospitalization secondary to high-dose antipsychotic polypharmacy and benztropine. General Hospital Psychiatry, 33 2, 200.e5-7

Purganan K; White C; Mossman D 2011. ‘Boxed in’ or ‘boxed out’? Prescribing atypicals for dementia Current Psychiatry, 10 3, 77

Berrens Z; Lammers J; White, C 2010. Rhabdomyolysis After LSD Ingestion. Psychosomatics, 51 4, 356-356.e3

White C; Wigle PR; Eichel E; Albert LG; Udorn L 2010. Answers to your questions about SSRIs. The Journal of Family Practice, 59 1, 19-25

White C; Wigle PR; Tubb MR; Deckter LA; Rosser SM; Denka ZD 2010. Atypical Antipsychotics from a Primary Care Perspective Primary Care Reports, 16 8, 81-92

Cavalieri A; Southammakosane C; White C 2009. A Case of Sudden Psychosis Current Psychiatry, 8 2, 62

Moss Q; Brammer C; White C 2006. Keeping Patients Physically Well: A Psychiatrist’s ‘CIVIC’ Duty Current Psychiatry, 5 , 75

White C; Wulsin L 2004. Psychiatric Patients in the ED: Evaluate, Document, & Consult ED Legal Letter, 15 , 133

White C; Kennedy JC 2003. Involuntary Commitment of Pretrial Detainees: West Virginia’s Statutory Prohibition on Involuntary Commitment Applications by Pretrial Detainees Declared Unconstitutional Journal American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, 31 , 522

White C 2000. Survey of Illinois Law: Medical Malpractice Law Southern Illinois University Law Journal, 24 , 935

Erbes JF; Andresen JS; White C; Beneze L 1999. Survey of Illionis Law: Elder Law Southern Illinois University Law Journal, 23 , 1009

White C 1999. Health Care Professionals and Treatment of HIV-Positive Patients: Is There an Affirmative Duty to Treat Under Common Law, the Rehabilitation Act, or the Americans with Disabilities Act? Journal of Legal Medicine, 20 1, 67

Andresen JS; White C 1998. Is the Glass Half-full or Half-empty? Resolving the Split of Authority on the Statute of Limitations for Medical Malpractice Actions Against Municipal Entities Health Care Lawyer, 14 4, 7

White C 1998. Retroviral Disability Jurisprudence: Do AIDS Caps in Self-Funded Health Benefit Plans Violate the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990? ABA Health Lawyer, 11 2, 8

White C; Andresen JS 1998. Abolition of Treble Damages: Substantive or Procedural Change in Illinois Nursing Home Care Act? Health Care Lawyer, 15 1, 10

Tubb M.;White C.;Wigle P. 12-2009. Case report of valproate-induced hypothermia in a patient with schizoaffective disorder Primary Care Companion to the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 11 6, 363-364

Luberto, CM; White, C; Sears, RW; Cotton, S 09-2013. Integrative medicine for treating depression: an update on the latest evidence. Current Psychiatry Reports, 15 9, 391