Ben Porter

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Assistant Professor

E: bwp125@msstate.edu
P: 662-325-1769

Program:
Clinical Psychology

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

School:
University of Houston

Vitae
Curriculum Vitae

Bio

Education

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 will be accepting applications for a doctoral student position starting in Fall 2022.

If you are interested in working in my lab either as an undergraduate research assistant or a doctoral student in Mississippi State University’s clinical psychology program, please email me at bwp125@msstate.edu.