Roberta White

Gulf War Illness: What it isn’t, what it is, and what we need to know about it

March 13, 2017

Speaker: Roberta F. White, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor & Chair, Dept. of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health; Professor of Neurology (Neuropsychology), Boston University School of Medicine

Dr. White is a board-certified neuropsychologist and has practiced clinically in her field for over 30 years. Her research employs both neuropsychological test methodology and advanced neuroimaging to detect brain damage. Dr. White has worked on Gulf War veterans’ issues since shortly after the war as a clinician and scientist, and headed research efforts on Gulf War-related illnesses at Boston Veterans Healthcare Center and VA clinics. From 2008 to 2015 She was Scientific Director of the Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Illnesses. Currently, she is Chair Emerita and member of the integration panel for the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program on Gulf War illnesses at the Department of Defense.