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, A.K., Kohl III, H.W., Pérez, A., Reininger, B., Peete Gabriel, K., Salvo, D. (in press). Perceived social and built environment correlates of transportation and recreation only bicycling among adults. Preventing Chronic Disease.

2.     Porter,A.K., Fang,W., Herring,A.H., Rodriguez,D.A., Messer,L.C., Laraia,B.A., Evenson, K.R. (2018). Reliability and one-year stability of the PIN3 neighborhood environmental audit in urban and rural neighborhoods. Journal of Urban Health. 95(3), 431-439. doi: 10.1007/s11524-018-0243-9    

3.     Porter, A.K., Salvo, D., Perez, A., Reininger, B., & Kohl III, H.W. (2017). Intrapersonal and environmental correlates of bicycling in United States adults. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Advanced online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2017.10.008.

4.     Porter, A.K., & Schwartz, M. (2017). Ride Report: Mobile app user guide. British Journal of Sports Medicine. Advanced online publication. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2017-098364.

5.     Porter, A.K., Matthews, K., Salvo, D., Jorgensen, S., & Kohl III, H.W. (2017). Associations of physical activity, sedentary time, and screen time with cardiovascular fitness in United States adolescents: Results from the National Youth Fitness Survey (NNYFS). Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 14(7), 506-512.    

6.     Porter, A.K., Salvo, D., & Kohl III, H.W. (2016). Correlates of helmet use among recreation and transportation bicyclists. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 51(6), 999-1006.

7.     Durand, C.P, Oluyomi, A.O., Gabriel, K.P., Salvo, D., Sener, I.N., Hoelscher, D.M., Knell, G., Tang, X., Porter, A.K., Robertson, M.C., & Kohl, H.W. (2016). The effect of light rail transit on physical activity: Design and methods of the travel related activity in neighborhoods (TRAIN) study. Frontiers in Public Health. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2016.00103

8.     Durand, C.P., Tang, X., Gabriel, K.P., Sener, I.N., Oluyomi, A.O., Knell, G., Porter, A.K., Hoelscher, D.M., & Kohl, H.W. (2015). The association of trip distance with walking to reach public transit: Data from the California Household Travel Survey. Journal of Transport & Health, 3(2), 154-160.

9.     Carrigan, A., Klinger, A., Choquette, S.S., Luzuriaga-McPherson, A., Bell, E.K., Darnell, B., & Gutierrez, O.M. (2014).  Contribution of food additives to sodium and phosphorus content of diets rich in processed foods.  Journal of Renal Nutrition, 24, 13-19.

10.     Carrigan, A. K., DuBois, L. G., Becker, E. R., & Lambert, S. R., Infant Aphakia Treatment Study Group (2013). Cost of intraocular lens versus contact lens treatment for a unilateral congenital cataract: A retrospective analysis at one year of age. Ophthalmology, 120, 14-19.

INVITED EDITORIALS

1.     Evenson, K.R. & Porter, A.K. (2018). Is Early Life Motor Performance Related to Physical Activity in Adulthood? Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology. 32(4), 335-336. doi: 10.1111/ppe.12480

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

1.     Porter, A.K., Kohl III, H.W., Salvo, D. (2018, March). 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.

2.     Porter, A.K., Kohl III, H.W., Perez, A., Reininger, B., Salvo, D. (2018, February). 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.

3.     Salvo, D., Durand, C, Gabriel, K.P., Oluyomi, A., Hoelscher, D., Porter, A., Kohl, H.W. (2016, November). Individual and environmental correlates of domain-specific walking and bicycling among adults in a US city: The Houston TRAIN Study. Accepted for oral presentation at the 6th annual International Congress on Physical Activity and Public Health, Bangkok, Thailand.

4.     Tang, X., Durand, C.P., Salvo, D., Peete Gabriel, K., Robertson, M.C., Knell, G., Porter, A., Hoelscher, D.M., Kohl III, HW. (2016, June). 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.

5.     Porter, A.K., Salvo, D., Kohl, H.W. (2016, February). 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.

6.     Porter, A., Gutierrez, O., McPherson, A. (2015, November). Impact of food additives on phosphorus metabolism. Poster presentation at the 143rd American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting and Exposition, Chicago, IL.

7.     Lambert, S.R., Carrigan, A., Dubois, L., Becker, E.R. (2012, March). 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.

8.     Beneyto, M., Kristiansen, L.V.,  Drummond, J.L., Carrigan, A., Haroutunian, V., & Meador-Woodruff, J.H. (2006, December). 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                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

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