Dr. Whitney serves as the Associate Vice President for International Programs at Washington State University, the Executive Director of the Health Equity Research Center, and a Professor of Psychology. In International Programs Dr. Whitney works to help build partnerships to increase the university’s global impact. As a Center Director he has worked to build a trans-disciplinary network of scholars who are addressing the social determinants of health with the goal of enhancing health equity regionally and globally. As a scientist, Dr. Whitney is actively engaged in studying how sleep deprivation and stress cause breakdowns in attention, memory, and decision making. Dr. Whitney is part of multidisciplinary teams with more than $10M in current grant funding.