Psychology, Clinical & Health Psychology, Ophthalmology, Electrical & Computer Engineering
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Keith White obtained his undergraduate degree (B.A. in Psychology magna cum laude) from Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, in 1971. Subsequently he earned graduate degrees from Brown University, Providence, RI (Sc.M., 1974; Ph.D., 1976) in Experimental Psychology, specializing in visual psychophysics, with the support of a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship.
Dr. White joined the University of Florida faculty in 1976. He currently holds faculty appointments in the departments of four different colleges at UF. He is also appointed as a Research Scientist in the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans’ Affairs Health System. He has previously served as a visiting faculty member in the Kenneth Craik Laboratory of Experimental Psychology and Physiology at Cambridge University, UK, in the Neurologische Universitats-Klinik at the University of Freiburg, Germany, and in the Department of Psychology at the University of Uppsala, Sweden. He was a NASA consultant for several years during development of the Space Shuttle, contributing to instrument panel design. In 1985 he received the Troland Research Award from the US National Academy of Sciences. Since that time he has been inventor or co-inventor on patents (awarded or pending) in the US, Canada, Australia, and internationally.
Dr. White has strong interests in cognitive neuroscience and magnetic resonance imaging, interests which began serendipitously when he was an undergraduate although neither field existed then. He is working to evolve new ways to apply cognitive neuroscience and imaging technology so as to better understand the brain bases of Parkinson’s disease and other brain disorders, and to leverage that knowledge for better treatments.