I joined the Medical Sociology & Health Experiences Research Group in 2020. I am currently working on a project about antenatal and newborn screening experiences in the United Kingdom in collaboration with colleagues at the University of Oxford, University of Warwick, and the University of Aberdeen.
I have a background in public health and have focused on exploring aspects of reproduction using a sociological lens. My work examines how individual, interpersonal, institutional, and cultural factors shape how people make decisions about contraception, pregnancy, and parenthood. I completed my PhD in the Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior at the University of South Carolina. My doctoral research used multiple methods to assess influences on vasectomy use among men in the United States. Previously, I have worked on studies about adolescent pregnancy in the South Pacific Islands and various aspects of use and non-use of long-acting reversible contraception among women in the United States.
My research interests include contraception, antenatal and newborn screening, and qualitative and mixed-methods research methodologies.
Men’s Vasectomy Knowledge, Attitudes, and Information-Seeking Behaviors in the Southern United States: Results From an Exploratory Survey
White AL. et al, (2020), American Journal of Men's Health, 14, 155798832094936 - 155798832094936
Patients' experiences with South Carolina's immediate postpartum Long-acting reversible contraception Medicaid policy
Mann ES. et al, (2019), Contraception, 100, 165 - 171
‘You just have to learn to keep moving on’: young women’s experiences with unplanned pregnancy in the Cook Islands
White AL. et al, (2018), Culture, Health and Sexuality, 20, 731 - 745
Foreign objects in college bodies: young women’s feelings about long-acting reversible contraception (LARC)
Mann ES. et al, (2020), Women and Health, 60, 719 - 733