Barbara White

Barbara White, DrPH, RN is faculty emerita, School of Nursing at CSULB and former coordinator of the Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner option. She is the Former Director of the Gerontology Program, and current Executive Director of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at CSULB – a Center in the College of Health and Human Services. She served as the President of the California Council on Gerontology and Geriatrics (2009-2011) and was the recipient of the Betty and James Birren Senior Scholar Award from this organization in 2015. She developed the first “Health Care of the Older Adult” lecture and clinical laboratory courses for the School of Nursing, and co-authored two textbooks with a focus on gerontological nursing in acute and long-term care. She is currently a member of the Age-Friendly Steering Committee for the City of Long Beach and a Board member of Pathways Volunteer Hospice. Current research interests are in balance and fall prevention, lifelong learning, and the Village Movement.

  • Fall prevention

  • Lifelong learning

  • Interdisciplinary education

  • Healthy aging

  • Balance and fall prevention

  • The Village movement

  • 2018 - Cho, Y.H., Mohamed, O., White, B, Singh-Carlson, S., & Krishnan, V. (2017). The effects of a multicomponent intervention program on clinical outcomes associated with falls in the health of older adults. Aging Clinical and Experimental Research Journal
  • 10/24/18 - Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes National Conference. My University doesn’t like me: How to approach the OLLI University Relationship. Frank, C., Montgomery, K., & White B.
  • 2017 - Mohamed, O., Cho, Y-H., White, B., Singh-Carlson, S., & Krishnan, V. (July 2017). A multifactorial intervention program to reduce the risk of falls in community-dwelling older adults (Poster presented at the World Confederation for Physical Therapy, Capetown, South Africa).
  • 2/2016 - Association for Gerontology in Higher Education. Planning for a University Affiliated Village Model to Support a Low Income, Ethnically Diverse Community of Older Adults to Age in Place. Krishnan, V., Mohamed O, Cho Y.-H., White, B., Singh-Carlson S. (2015). Effect of 8- week multi-factorial balance training on fast walking in older adults. (Poster accepted to the Annual Meeting of California Council of and Gerontology and Geriatrics Society,Long Beach, CA)

  • 2006 - White, B. & Truax, D. (December, 2006). The Nurse Practitioner in Long-Term Care: Guidelines for Clinical Practice. Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett. The first publication of its kind, specific to the nurse practitioner working in skilled nursing facilities.
  • 1999 - Murray, S. E., & Wh