Annesha White, PharmD, MS, PhD
Annesha White, PharmD, MS, PhD, is Interim Dean of the College of Pharmacy and Associate Professor of Pharmacotherapy at The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth. Dr. White is an accomplished scholar, educator and leader who has dedicated her career to pharmacy education and advocacy, health outcomes research and student success for more than two decades.
Dr. White, who joined the college in 2015, previously served as the Senior Associate Dean for Assessment, Accreditation, and Faculty Success, where she was instrumental in guiding the college to an eight-year, re-accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). She also served as Interim Chair of the Department of Pharmacotherapy in 2018 and was awarded tenure in 2021.
She currently teaches pharmacy students in various courses such as “Economic Evaluation and Policy”, an integral component of a certificate program in Applied Health Outcomes Research. She has lectured for many of the pharmacy courses taught at Florida A & M University, the University of Florida and Mercer University.
Dr. White’s research examines the various aspects of safety, economics and other social determinants of health in influencing health outcomes and improving care delivery. She has published several peer-reviewed articles, authored a textbook entitled “Introduction to the Pharmacy Profession”, and serves as a peer reviewer for the Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy.
Throughout her career, Dr. White has been active as a mentor and leader in various professional pharmacy organizations, including the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP), the Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR), the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). As the current President of the AMCP Foundation Board of Trustees, Dr. White is leading their mission to strengthen managed care pharmacy by investing in future-focused research and inspiring the next generation to improve patient health.
Consistently recognized for her service, research and mentoring, Dr. White was inducted into Phi Lambda Sigma International Pharmacy Leadership Society in 2020 and is a three-time recipient of the ISPOR Distinguished Service Award. She graduated from the prestigious Academic Leadership Fellows Program – American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) in 2017 and was recognized as an HSC Student Career Development Career Champion Nominee in 2020 and 2022.
Dr. White received a PharmD and an MS in Pharmacoeconomics from Florida A&M University and a PhD in Health Services Research from the University of Florida.