Carla White, BS, Pharmacy
Associate Dean, Organizational Diversity and Inclusion
100R Beard Hall, , CB# 7566, Chapel Hill, NC, 27599-7566
Carla White is a pharmacist, associate dean of Organizational Diversity and Inclusion, and clinical assistant professor at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. She is responsible for building a comprehensive organizational diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) Strategy that will direct and align with the School’s education mission. Her expertise is in strategic programmatic development. She is a highly regarded thought leader, influencer, and pragmatic disruptor in the DEI space. Major areas of responsibility include: developing best practices and addressing challenges to recruiting and retaining diverse students, faculty, staff, and postdocs; leading the development, implementation, and assessment of cultural intelligence in the PharmD and PhD programs; building an inclusive culture; following relevant metrics to assess the School’s effectiveness and impact as a diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization; and developing strategic partnerships and programs within and external to the University to achieve the priorities of the Office and the School.
Recent accomplishments include: development of the School’s DEI Strategic Plan with data-driven metrics, Co-PI on a $386, 895.25 grant to support mentoring, wellness, and resiliency for BIPOC Women Faculty, and recipient of the 2020 Triangle Business Journal Leaders in Diversity Award.
White also established the first postdoctoral education fellowship at the School in 2011, and designed and developed two health communications courses titled: Contemporary Communications in Healthcare (PHCY 124) and Contemporary and Applied Communications in Healthcare (PHCY 821). She also pioneered and developed the Pharmacy College Admission Test Reviews 2005, Recruitment Ambassadors Program 2008, Carolina Pre-Pharmacy Club 2009, Alumni Summits 2009, Leadership, Excellence and Development (LEAD) Programs 2009, The Leadership Academy 2011, and Mentoring Future Leaders in Pharmacy Program (M-FLIP) 2011, and Undergraduate Students for Diversity in Pharmacy (USDP) 2013, which expanded the presence of the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy in North Carolina and beyond.
Prior to her current role, White served as the Director of the Pharmaceutical Care Labs, a five-course sequence at the School. White is the recipient of several leadership, teaching, mentoring, and media awards and served as the health team pharmacist at WRAL TV in Raleigh, North Carolina from 1999-2005.
- Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy
- Registered Pharmacist