Ben Porter

Not pictured.

Assistant Professor

P: 662-325-1769

Clinical Psychology

Romantic Relationships; Military/Veteran Health; Archival Data Analysis; Applied Statistics

University of Houston

Curriculum Vitae



B.S., University of Georgia, 2008
Ph.D., University of Houston, 2013

Research Interests

My research interests focus on examining military and veteran health and well-being through a psychological and public health lens using large, publicly available datasets. While in service, military service members experience beneficial and detrimental exposures that can have long lasting impacts that extend well beyond separation from the military. Many of these exposures and impacts are unique to military populations and thus require separate examination. For example, patterns of marriage and divorce in the U.S. military do not mirror those of the general population. Service members are more likely to marry earlier, and also to divorce earlier than similarly aged civilians. Furthermore, these impacts are not equally distributed across gender with military women at particular risk of divorce.

I am not accepting applications for a doctoral student position or recruiting for undergraduate research assistant positions at this time.