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Anna Porter

Dr. Anna Porter

Assistant Professor


Dr. Anna Porter is an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health in the Department of Health Sciences at the University of Southern Mississippi. Dr. Porter's research interests are related to physical activity and the built environment. She is primarily interested in studying how bicycling is influenced by the built environment, and further how bicycling conducted as part of daily life, such as transport related bicycling, can contribute to the prevention of non-communicable diseases and other socail ills. More generally, Dr. Porter is interested in how city design influences health status across a broad spectrum, and how specific types of physical activity shape health and wellbeing.

  • MPH - University of Alabama at Birmingham (2009)
  • BS - University of Alabama at Birmingham (2006)

DPH 420 - Communicable and Chronic Disease in Man
DPH 432 - Introduction to Epidemiology

DPH 623 - Biostatistics
DPH 680 - Research Techniques

  • Ride report: mobile app user guide., British journal of sports medicine, 2018, 10.1136/bjsports-2017-098364
  • Perceived Social and Built Environment Correlates of Transportation and Recreation-Only Bicycling Among Adults., Preventing chronic disease, 2018, 10.5888/pcd15.180060
  • Bikeability: Assessing the Objectively Measured Environment in Relation to Recreation and Transportation Bicycling, Environment and Behavior, 2019, 10.1177/0013916518825289
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  • Dose-response association of workplace facilities and policies with commuter bicycling among adults, Journal of Transport and Health, 2019, 10.1016/j.jth.2019.100603
  • Perceived Barriers to Commuter and Exercise Bicycling in U.S. Adults: The 2017 National Household Travel Survey, Journal of Transport and Health, 2020, 10.1016/j.jth.2020.100820
  • Mississippi Public Health Association
  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • American Public Health Association

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Areas of Expertise

Epidemiology, Physical Activity, Built Environment