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Kristi White, PhD, LP


Commitment to Patient-Centered Care

"I take a teaching approach to patient care. I think it's important for patients to learn tangible skills so they feel empowered to advocate for their own wellness."

Clinical Expertise

Dr. White is an integrated behavioral health provider, specializing in brief assessment and psychological interventions for mental, physical, and chemical health conditions. She earned her PhD in clinical psychology from the University of South Florida, a fully accredited training program by the American Psychological Association and the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System. Dr. White has been extensively trained in health psychology and behavioral medicine. Her interests lie in the biological, behavioral, cognitive, and environmental factors that influence stress-related illness as well as the short- and long-term physiological effects of stress. She also has a strong interest in the overlap between health psychology, behavioral medicine, and environmental sustainability. In particular, her interests are focused on the stress-reducing and health promoting effects of restorative natural environments, the role of environmental sustainability in human well-being, and the symbiotic relationship between humans and the natural environment.


  • Fellowship in Primary Care Behavioral Health, University of Minnesota Medical School, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Minneapolis, MN


  • White, K.E., Mayhew, L.L., Sacco, W.A. (2014). Diabetes. Invited chapter in T. Hadjistavropoulos, H.D. Hadjistavropoulos (Eds). Fundamentals of Health Psychology
  • Unrod, M., Gironda, R.J., Clark, M.E., White, K.E., Simmons, V.N., Sutton, S.K., Brandon, T. H. (2014). Smoking behavior and motivation to quit among chronic pain patients initiating multidisciplinary pain treatment: A prospective study. Pain Medicine, 15(8), 1294-1303.
  • Salomon, K., Bylsma, L.M., White, K.E., Panaite, V., Rottenberg, J. (2013). Is blunted cardiovascular reactivity mood-state dependent? A comparison of Major Depressive Disorder, remitted depression and healthy controls. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 90(1), 50-57.
  • Sacco, W.P., Bykowski, C.A., Mayhew, L., White, K.E. (2012). Educational Attainment Moderates the Effect of a Brief Diabetes Intervention. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, 95(1), 62-67.
  • Groer, M., Murphy, R., Bunnell, W., Salomon, K., Van Eepoel, J., Rankin, B., White, K.E., Bykowski, C. A. (2010). Salivary measures of stress and immunity in police officers engaged in simulated critical incident scenarios. Journal of Occupational Medicine, 52(6), 595-602.