Dr. Nzingha White is a Primary Care Physician at Campus Health. She is originally from Philadelphia, PA, and graduated from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in their School of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. White is a Tar Heel, attending UNC for her Family Medicine and Preventive Medicine Residency and Master of Public Health degree. She has a diverse professional practice background, having spent time in rural health centers, private practice, public health and - her most recent position – a student health center on another campus.
Dr. White loves the energy of college students, and often finds herself inspired by their interests and engagement with the world. She enjoys connecting with her patients, learning about their goals, needs, desires, and interests. Her professional interests include preventive medicine, musculoskeletal and sports medicine, mental health, women’s health, LGBTQ+ health, and care for marginalized communities.
Dr. White is passionate about working with students on their health. She takes a holistic approach in understanding what drives individuals and their concerns. Dr. White believes in being a partner in her patient’s health, and serving as a guide and advocate for their overall wellbeing.
When asked to give students health advice, she readily connected her public health education and experience with students. “This is an amazing time to develop healthy behaviors, nurture your soul, foster positive, supportive relationships and to learn more about yourself and the world around you.” she said. Dr. White maintains that “Health is not just the absence of disease,” and that she hopes students are able to explore what they want and need to truly thrive.
Personally, Dr. White enjoys reading, walking, visiting museums, attending theatre, musical and performance arts events, as well as listening to music (and podcasts), dining at local restaurants and spending time with family and friends.
Students and post-docs can make an appointment to see Dr. White in primary care on the first floor of Campus Health at CampusHealthAppointments.unc.edu.