Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society. Ms. Weddle has worked in the health policy field for more than 10 years and has a master’s degree in Social Welfare from the University of California, Berkeley.
Becky L. White, M.D., M.P.H., is an assistant professor of medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) and currently serves as the Co-Director of HIV services for the North Carolina Department of Correction’s (NCDOC) State Prison system. Dr. White received her undergraduate and medical degrees at the University of Virginia. She completed her internal medicine residency and chief medical residency at the Medical College of Virginia. She joined the UNC faculty to lead the HIV clinical program in the State prison system after completing her subspecialty training in infectious disease. At UNC, Dr. White was one of the three founding members of the UNC Center for AIDS Research Criminal Justice Working Group, a research group focused on HIV and incarceration. Dr. White led one of the first studies empirically describing the association between the release of HIV-infected prisoners and the deleterious effect (increase) on their post-release viral loads. Furthermore, she helped to conduct the first ever randomized controlled trial of directly observed antiretroviral therapy vs. self-administered antiretroviral therapy in a state prison system. She also has participated in the implementation of HIV-opt out screening in the North Carolina state prison system and HIV-prevention interventions in incarcerated settings. She is now expanding her research focus on the HIV at-risk community.