Lakasha is an Adjunct Professor at Winston-Salem State University and North Carolina A&T University. Dr. White earned a Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Nursing from Winston-Salem State University. She completed her Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree at The University of North Carolina at Chapel-Hill, focusing on cultural influences and it impacts breastfeeding in Latina women.
As a Nurse Practitioner, Dr. White's passion led her to specialize in gynecological and obstetrical health for the last 13 years. She started her career as a Labor and Delivery Nurse and later working in public health. During her tenure at the health department, Dr. White concentrated on obstetrics, family planning, gynecology wellness, sexually transmitted infections, breastfeeding, breast, and cervical cancer screening programs.
Dr. White's many years of women's health experience gives her a strong understanding of normal pregnancy and pregnancy-related complications and post-pregnancy concerns such as birth control management and breastfeeding. Her approach to care is prevention and shared decision-making.
Dr. White likes working with and helping women make safe and educated choices during pregnancy and beyond.
Dr. White teaches a Maternal-Child Health course at Winston-Salem State University and North Carolina A&T University. She serves the Winston-Salem and Burlington community in various ways, including obesity education and fitness, and volunteers with the RAMS Know How Mobile Clinic. She is a member of the Board of Directors for Mahogany Milk, a breastfeeding support group for moms and families of color. Dr. White also served as a member and secretary for Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.
Dr. White will be attending East Carolina University in the fall to get her post-doctorate certificate in Midwifery.