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Dr. Kari White is an Associate Professor of Social Work at the Univeristy of Texas at Austin, and the director of the Texas Policy Evaluation Project. She received her PhD in Sociology with a concentration in Demography from the University of Texas at Austin, MPH from Tulane University, and MA in Latin American Studies from the University of Arizona.

Her research focuses on the impact of health service delivery models and policies on access to and use of highly effective contraception, with a focus on low-income and immigrant populations. Her recent projects include a collaborative evaluation of legislation affecting family planning funding and abortion restrictions in Texas, assessing factors influencing vasectomy use, and examining women's access to abortion and post-abortion contraception in the Southeast. She incorporates both quantitative and qualitative methods in her research.