Faculty for 2016-2017

Tom Loftus

Chair of the Economics Department

P | 434-381-6296
E | loftus@sbc.edu

Economics Department
Sweet Briar College
Sweet Briar, VA 24595

Leigh Ann White ’86

Leigh Ann WhiteVisiting Assistant Professor of Economics

P | 434-381-6177
E | lawhite@sbc.edu
O | Gray Hall | Third Floor, 317

B.A., Mathematics | Sweet Briar College, 1986
M.A., Demography | Georgetown University, 1992
Ph.D., Health Economics, Health Policy and Management | Johns Hopkins University, 2004

Leigh Ann White has spent much of her career as a health economist. Most recently, she worked for Biogen, a world leader in biotechnology, based in Cambridge, Mass. At Biogen, she worked on investigational therapies, developing economic evidence to support reimbursement and global access to treatment. She has published widely on the economic burden faced by those suffering from neurological diseases, psychiatric disorders and other chronic health problems, as well as the cost-effectiveness of treatment for these diseases. Her graduate training focused on microeconomic topics, more specifically the application of econometric methods to the study of individuals’ health and labor market outcomes. She is a member of the American Economic Association, the International Health Economics Association and the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research.