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John White

John White
Chair & R. Keith Campbell Distinguished Professor in Diabetes Care, Pharmacotherapy 509-358-7731 HSB 210J Spokane


Doctor of Pharmacy, Mercer University

Physician Assistant, University of Washington School of Medicine

Bachelor of Science in zoology, University of Tennessee

Fellowships & Additional Training

General clinical residency

Fellowship in pharmacodynamics & pharmacokinetics, University of California, San Francisco


Dr. White has over thirty years of experience and work in the diabetes arena. He has published two books, including the American Diabetes Association book titled “Medications for the Treatment of Diabetes”, 29 book chapters and over 150 manuscripts on the topic of diabetes. His manuscripts have been published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, Diabetes Care, Clinical Diabetes, Diabetes Spectrum, Endocrine Clinics of North America, Annals of Pharmacotherapy, Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy, Postgraduate Medicine, and numerous others. He has received over 25 diabetes related research grants and contracts.

White has given over 330 lectures on the topic of diabetes. These lectures included presentations to the American Society of Health Care Systems Pharmacists, the American Diabetes Association, the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists, the American College of Apothecaries, the American Society of Nephrology, the International Diabetes Federation, the American Association of Diabetes Educators, the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, the Japanese Diabetes Association, the American Academy of Physician’s Assistants, and multiple state and regional medical, nursing, and pharmacy associations.

Service work with the American Diabetes Association

  • Editorial Board: Diabetes, Obesity, and Cardiovascular Disease 2004-2007
  • Editorial Board: Clinical Diabetes 1996-2004
  • Associate Editor: Clinical Diabetes 2006-2011
  • Associate Editor: Clinical Diabetes, Clinical Pharmacology Update 2017 – present
  • Deputy Editor: Clinical Diabetes 2012-2017

Additional Information

White has received numerous awards including Teacher of the Year at Washington State University College of Pharmacy seven times. He is a member of Rho Chi, Phi Lambda Sigma and Phi Delta Chi. In addition to being a member, he is also the faculty advisor for Phi Lambda Sigma and Phi Delta Chi.

White was awarded a bachelor’s degree with a major in zoology from the University of Tennessee in 1980. He next earned a doctor of pharmacy at Mercer University in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1986. He completed a general clinical residency in 1987, and then went on to complete a pharmacodynamic/pharmacokinetic fellowship in 1989 at the University of California, San Francisco. Since that time he has been affiliated with Washington State University where he serves as a professor for the department of pharmacotherapy. In 1998, White completed physician assistant training at the University of Washington College of Medicine. He served as a diabetes consultant and primary care provider at the Indian Health Service Clinic in Wellpinit, Washington, for several years.