Anna K. Porter (Carrigan)

EDUCATION

2017              Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health, Austin Regional Campus

                         Major: Epidemiology

                         Minor: Health Promotion and Behavior Science, Biostatistics

2009             Masters of Public Health (M.P.H.),  University of Alabama at Birmingham         

                         Major: Health Behavior

2006              Bachelor of Science (B.S.), University of Alabama at Birmingham                          

                         Major: Honors in Psychology

                         Minor: Chemistry

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2018-present Assistant Professor, Public Health, The University of Southern Mississippi, College of Nursing and Health Professions, School of Health Professions

2017-18      Post-doctoral trainee, NHLBI Cardiovascular Epidemiology Training Program, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health

2016-17      Graduate Assistant, Houston Travel Related Activity in Neighborhoods Study (TRAIN), The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health in Austin

2014-16      Dell Health Scholar, Michael and Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health in Austin. Projects: School Physical Activity and Nutrition Survey (SPAN), Houston Travel Related Activity in Neighborhoods Study (TRAIN)

2012-14      Research Assistant, University of Alabama at Birmingham Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine. Project: Impact of Food Additives on Phosphorus Metabolism

2009-12       Research Assistant and Traveling Tester, Infant Aphakia Treatment Study, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry

2008              Intern under Dr. Richard Simpson, Member of Scottish Parliament (MSP) for Mid Scotland and Fife, Shadow Minister for Public Health

2006-07       Research Technician, University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Psychiatry

2005-06       Student Assistant, University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Psychology

2004-06       Student Assistant and interviewer, Birmingham Youth Violence Study, University of Alabama at Birmingham Center for the Advancement of Youth Health

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

The University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Public Health, School of Health Professions: 2018-present

Title: Assistant Professor

Undergraduate Level Courses Taught: Introduction to Epidemiology, Communicable and Chronic Diseases

Graduate Level Courses Taught (Certified MPH): Research Techniques

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health in Austin, Austin, Texas

Title: Graduate Teaching Assistant

Graduate Level Course Taught (Certified MPH): Fundamentals of Epidemiology

FUNDING HISTORY

2017-18      Co-Investigator. Development and Testing of a Physical Activity Measures Checklist Tool. National Association of Chronic Disease Directors.

2016-17      Co-Principal Investigator. Multilevel correlates of bicycling for recreation and transportation in the US South: Redefining Bikeability. Michael and Susan Dell Center for Health Living.

PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

1.   Porter AK, Kohl HW 3rd, Pérez A, Reininger B, Pettee Gabriel K, Salvo D. Bikeability: Assessing the Objectively Measured Environment in Relation to Recreation and Transportation Bicycling [published online ahead of print January 28, 2019]. Environ Behav. 2019. doi: 10.1177/0013916518825289

2.    Porter AK, Kohl III HW, Pérez A, Reininger B, Peete Gabriel K, Salvo D. Perceived social and built environment correlates of transportation and recreation only bicycling among adults. Prev Chronic Dis. 2018; 15:180060. doi: 10.5888/pcd15.180060

3.    Porter AK, Fang W, Herring AH, Rodriguez DA, Messer LC, Laraia BA, Evenson KR. Reliability and one-year stability of the PIN3 neighborhood environmental audit in urban and rural neighborhoods. J Urban Health. 2018; 95(3):431-439. doi: 10.1007/s11524-018-0243-9

4.    Porter AK, Salvo D, Pérez A, Reininger B, & Kohl III HW. Intrapersonal and environmental correlates of bicycling in United States Adults. Am J Prev Med. 2018; 54(3):413-418. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2017.10.088.

5.    Porter AK, Schwartz M. Ride Report: Mobile App User Guide. Br J Sports Med. 2018; 52(18):e4. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2017-098364.

6.    Porter AK, Matthews KJ, Salvo D, Kohl HW 3rd. Associations of Physical Activity, Sedentary Time, and Screen Time with Cardiovascular Fitness in United States Adolescents: Results from the NHANES National Youth Fitness Survey. J Phys Act Health. 2017;14(7):506-512. doi: 10.1123/jpah.2016-0165.

7.    Porter AK, Salvo D, Kohl III HW. Correlates of helmet use among recreation and transportation bicyclists. Am J Prev Med. 2016; 51(6):999-1006. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2016.08.033.

8.    Durand CP, Oluyomi AO, Gabriel KP, Salvo D, Sener IN, Hoelscher DM, Knell G, Tang X, Porter AK, Robertson MC, Kohl HW. The effect of light rail transit on physical activity: Design and methods of the travel related activity in neighborhoods (TRAIN) study. Front Public Health. 2016; 4:103. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2016.00103

9.    Durand CP, Tang X, Gabriel KP, Sener IN, Oluyomi AO, Knell G, Porter AK, Hoelscher DM,  Kohl HW. The association of trip distance with walking to reach public transit: Data from the California Household Travel Survey. J Transp Health. 2016; 3(2):154-160.

10. Carrigan A, Klinger A, Choquette SS, Luzuriaga-McPherson A, Bell EK, Darnell B,  Gutierrez OM.  Contribution of food additives to sodium and phosphorus content of diets rich in processed foods.  J Ren Nutr. 2014; 24(1):13-19. doi: 10.1053/j.jrn.2013.09.003.

11. Carrigan AK, DuBois LG, Becker ER, Lambert SR, Infant Aphakia Treatment Study Group. Cost of intraocular lens versus contact lens treatment for a unilateral congenital cataract: A retrospective analysis at one year of age. Ophthalmology. 2013; 120(1):14-19. doi: 10.1016/j.ophtha.2014.08.037

INVITED EDITORIALS

1.    Evenson KR, Porter AK. Is Early Life Motor Performance Related to Physical Activity in Adulthood? Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol. 2018; 32(4), 335-336. doi: 10.1111/ppe.12480

PUBLISHED ABSTRACTS

1.    Porter AK, Kohl HW, Salvo D. Workplace facilities and polices associated with bicycling to work among adults. Circulation. 2018; 137(Suppl 1): AP279-AP279.

2.    Tang X, Durand C, Salvo D, Gabriel KP, Robertson MC, Knell G, Porter A, Hoelscher DM, Kohl III HW. Application of Theory of Planned Behavior to Transit-Use: The Houston Travel Related Activity in Neighborhoods (TRAIN) Study. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2016; 48(5S): 133.

3.    Lamber SR, Carrigan A, Dubois L, Becker ER. Cost-analysis of intraocular lens vs contact lens treatment for a unilateral congenital cataract. JAAPOS. 2012; 16(1):e21.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

1.    Porter AK, Evenson KR, Schilsky S, Palta P, Florido R, Holliday KM, Folsom A. Association between sport participation by type and incident cardiovascular disease morbidity and mortality: The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Studies (ARIC). Oral presentation at the 2018 American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting and Exposition, San Diego, CA.

2.    Porter AK, Kohl III HW, Salvo D. Workplace Facilities and Policies Associated with Bicycling to Work Among Adults. Poster presentation at the American Heart Association EPI/Lifestyle 2018 Scientific Sessions, New Orleans, LA.

3.    Porter AK, Kohl III HW, Perez A, Reininger B, Salvo D. Bikeability: Assessing the objectively measured built environment in relation to recreation and transportation bicycling. Poster presentation at the 2018 Active Living Research Conference, Banff, Alberta, Canada.

4.    Salvo D, Durand C, Gabriel KP, Oluyomi A, Hoelscher D, Porter A, Kohl HW.. Individual and environmental correlates of domain-specific walking and bicycling among adults in a US city: The Houston TRAIN Study. Oral presentation at the 6th annual International Congress on Physical Activity and Public Health, Bangkok, Thailand.

5.    Tang X, Durand CP, Salvo D, Peete Gabriel K, Robertson MC, Knell G, Porter A, Hoelscher DM, Kohl III HW. Application of Theory of Planned Behavior to Transit-Use: The Houston Travel Related Activity in Neighborhoods (TRAIN) Study. Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, Boston, MA.

6.    Porter AK, Salvo D, Kohl HW. Individual and environmental correlates of bicycling in a nationally representative sample of United States adults. Oral presentation at the 13th Annual Active Living Research Conference, Clearwater, FL.

7.    Porter A, Gutierrez O, McPherson A. Impact of food additives on phosphorus metabolism. Poster presentation at the 143rd American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting and Exposition, Chicago, IL.

8.    Lambert SR, Carrigan A, Dubois L, Becker ER. Cost-analysis of intraocular lens vs contact lens treatment for a unilateral congenital cataract. Poster presentation at the 38th American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS) Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX.

9.    Beneyto M, Kristiansen LV, Drummond JL, Carrigan A, Haroutunian V, Meador-Woodruff JH. Altered Phosphorylation of Ionotropic Glutamate Receptors in the Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex in Schizophrenia. Communication presentation at the 45th American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ANCP) Annual Meeting, Hollywood, FL. 

HONORS

2018                Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology Development Travel Award, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health

2017                Induction, Delta Omega Honor Society in Public Health

2014-16          Outstanding New Student Doctoral Scholarship, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health

2014-16          Dell Health Scholar, Michael and Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health, Austin Regional Campus

SERVICE

Peer reviewer of scientific manuscripts

2019               Journal of Physical Activity and Health

2018               Journal of Sports Sciences, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Preventing Chronic Disease, BMC Public Health, Journal of                           Physical Activity and Health

2017                Journal of Sports Sciences, Preventing Chronic Disease

2015                International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Perspectives in Public Health

Conference abstract reviewer

2018                Physical Activity Section, American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Expo 2018, San Diego, California

2017                Active Living Research Annual Conference 2018, Banff, Canada

Non-profit board member

2014                Honorary Board Member, Magic City Cycle Chix

2009-14          Founding Member and President, Bici Bicycle Cooperative

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

American Public Health Association; 2015-present

American Heart Association/American Stroke Association; 2017-present

American College of Sports Medicine; 2018-present