Katharine O’Connell White, MD MPH

Associate Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology

Katharine White
85 E. Concord St


Dr. White is the Vice Chair of Academics, the Associate Director of the Complex Family Planning Fellowship, and the Director of BEACON Research at Boston Medical Center. She is also an Associate Professor of OB/GYN at the Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine. She is the Site PI for the NICHD Contraceptive Clinical Trials Network at Boston University, and has been the PI on randomized clinical trials, cohort studies and cross-sectional surveys. Dr. White’s interests span quantitative analysis, qualitative studies, and implementation science. She is the PI of the Partners In Contraceptive Choice and Knowledge (PICCK) program, a quality improvement project for contraceptive services at 20 Massachusetts birth hospitals, with a focus on training clinicians in shared decision-making around contraceptive counseling. Dr. White is particularly interested in shared decision-making, miscarriage management, and sexual wellness/dysfunction. She frequently lectures locally and nationally on a number of topics related to reproductive health. Dr. White is also the author of Your Guide to Miscarriage and Pregnancy Loss and Your Sexual Health, both published by Mayo Clinic Press.

Other Positions

  • Vice-Chair of Academics, Boston Medical Center


  • University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, MD
  • Columbia University School of Public Health, MPH
  • Duke University, BS


  • Published on 1/1/2023

    Renner RM, Hu V, Guilbert ÉR, Albert AYK, White KO, Jones HE, Guan X, Norman WV. First-trimester surgical abortion practice in Canada in 2012. Can Fam Physician. 2023 Jan; 69(1):36-44. PMID: 36693753.

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  • Published on 11/12/2022

    Rasool A, Mahmoud T, Mathyk B, Kaneko-Tarui T, Roncari D, White KO, O'Tierney-Ginn P. Obesity downregulates lipid metabolism genes in first trimester placenta. Sci Rep. 2022 Nov 12; 12(1):19368. PMID: 36371454.

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  • Published on 9/29/2022

    Bond JC, Abrams J, Wesselink AK, White KO, Rothman KJ, Wise LA. Predictors of Non-Response to a Sexual Health Survey in a North American Preconception Cohort Study. J Sex Med. 2022 Nov; 19(11):1707-1715. PMID: 36182572.

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  • Published on 7/16/2022

    Hubacher D, Schreiber CA, Turok DK, Jensen JT, Creinin MD, Nanda K, White KO, Dayananda I, Teal SB, Chen PL, Chen BA, Goldberg AB, Kerns JL, Dart C, Nelson AL, Thomas MA, Archer DF, Brown JE, Castaño PM, Burke AE, Kaneshiro B, Blithe DL. Continuation rates of two different-sized copper intrauterine devices among nulliparous women: Interim 12-month results of a single-blind, randomised, multicentre trial. EClinicalMedicine. 2022 Sep; 51:101554. PMID: 35865736.

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  • Published on 6/1/2022

    White KO, Lerner NM, LeRoy L, Decker E, Clark J. Massachusetts Initiative to Improve Contraception Services: A Tale of Two Programs. Am J Public Health. 2022 Jun; 112(S5):S478-S483. PMID: 35767781.

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  • Published on 5/24/2022

    Kate White MD. Your Sexual Health. 2022.

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  • Published on 3/2/2022

    Iverson RE, Bocchino RL, Schapero MA, White KO. The association of hourly second-stage documentation with cesarean delivery and maternal blood loss. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2022 Dec; 35(25):9511-9516. PMID: 35236206.

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  • Published on 3/1/2022

    Treder K, White KO, Woodhams E, Pancholi R, Yinusa-Nyahkoon L. Racism and the Reproductive Health Experiences of U.S.-Born Black Women. Obstet Gynecol. 2022 03 01; 139(3):407-416. PMID: 35115434.

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  • Published on 1/27/2022

    Fowler ML, Pokuaa I, Delgado S, Hendessi P, Memmo E, Iverson RE, White K, Noel NL. Implementation of same-day discharge in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery in a safety-net hospital. Indian J Surg. 2022.

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  • Published on 1/6/2022

    Murray Horwitz ME, Fisher MA, Prifti CA, Rich-Edwards JW, Yarrington CD, White KO, Battaglia TA. Primary Care-Based Cardiovascular Disease Risk Management After Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes: a Narrative Review. J Gen Intern Med. 2022 03; 37(4):912-921. PMID: 34993867.

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