Bobbie Ann Adair White, EdD, MA

BA White
Adjunct Associate Professor
Health Professions Education

Dr. White is an educator, coach, and consultant. Acting as a learning mediator and coach, BA teaches in the following content areas: conflict management, teams in medicine, leadership and educational administration, and health professions education.

Her formal education consists of a bachelor of arts in psychology with a minor in sociology, a master of arts in industrial and organizational psychology, and a doctorate in educational leadership with a dissertation entitled “Conflict Management Education as a tool for Leadership Development in the Intensive Care Unit”.

She questions assumptions and conclusions, assisting individuals in deepening their knowledge and understanding, enabling skill development such as: critical thinking, life-long learning, and humility. Ultimately, her passion is to help others achieve their goals, which drives the majority of her work.  In that quest, she has led the development of curriculum for leadership, communication, and conflict management sessions. Additionally, she is an author for a textbook entitled Cultivating Leadership In Medicine, which was developed to help teach leadership in medicine as well as to help institutions create leadership programs. 

BA serves in several roles which include: Adjunct Associate Professor within the Health Professions Education program at MGH IHP; President for the Innovation and Leadership Special Interest group with the AAMC; Consultant with Baylor Scott & White Health’s Department of Surgery in Temple, TX for professional development and coaching. 

Dr. White is active in her community, serving on the Board of Trustees for Salado Independent School District. And, she often says she is married to medicine, as her husband is a Physician leader. They share two adorable kiddos (JuliAnn (photo credit) and Preston), and a sweet rescue dog, Sam.

Research Interests

Dr. White’s interest in research includes medical education, leadership, and career development. Additionally, she finds value in many projects so she often helps others achieve their research goals.


White BA, White HD, Bledsoe C, Hendricks R, Arroliga AC. (2020). Conflict Management Education in the ICU. American Journal of Critical Care. In press 

White BA, Johnson J, Couchman G, Arroliga AC. (2020). Ad Hoc Teams and Telemedicine during COVID-19. Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings. DOI: 10.1080/08998280.2020.1809758

England JA, Howell M, White BA. (2020). Creating a Culture of Communication in Undergraduate Medical Education. Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings, 33(3):485-491

Quinn JF, White BA. Cultivating Leadership in Medicine Dubuque, IA. Kendall Hunt; 2019 

White BA, White HD, Arroliga AC. (2019). Historical Trajectory and Implications of Duty-Hours in Graduate Medical Education. Journal of Legal Medicine. 39(4):417-426

Sears D, White BA, Dewsnap M, Janek, H. (2019). Development and Implementation of a Women Leadership in Medicine Program at a Multispecialty Health Care System. Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings. 32(4):477-480 

White BA, Walker J, Arroliga AC. (2019). Avoiding Organizational Silence and Creating Team Dialogue. Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings.

White BA, Bledsoe C, Hendricks R, Arroliga AC. (2019). A Leadership Education Framework Addressing Relationship Management, Burnout, and Team Trust. Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings. 32(2): 298-300

Colbert CY, Graham L, West C, White BA, Arroliga AC, Myers JD, Ogden PE, Archer J, Mohammad TA, Clark J. (2015). Teaching metacognitive skills: Helping physician trainees in the quest to “know what they don’t know”. The American Journal of Medicine, (AAIM Perspectives). 128(3): 318-324 PMID: 25446293



Nes EK, White BA, Wieters S, Little DC. (2020) “Raising the Bar: Strengthening Medical Student     Performance through Effective Communication” Abstract for Association for Surgical     Education Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA. Conference canceled due to COVID-19 concerns.

White BA, Jones K, Hairrell A, Dickey D. (2019) “Self-Directed and Life-Long Learning: How Do     You “Check The Box”? Roundtable Discussion at The Generalist in Medical Education     Conference, Pheonix, AZ 

Patel C, White HD, White BA, Ghamande S, Hayek A, Shakespeare A, Arroliga A. (2019)     “Validation of the EAST-IST Within Internal Medicine Subspecialty Fellowship Programs”     Electronic Poster ATS International Conference, Dallas, TX

Esplin BS, Dickey D, Wakefield K, White BA. (2018) “Thinking Globally & Teaching Locally:     Logistical and Pedagogical Creativity in Medical Curricula” Descriptive Presentation for The     Generalist in Medical Education Annual Meeting, Austin, TX. 

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