Family & Preventive Medicine

Christy Porucznik, PhD, MSPH

Christy PorucznikChristina (Christy) Porucznik, PhD MSPH, is an Assistant Professor, in the Division of Public Health of the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine. Her area of research interest is in appropriately timing measurement of exposures. Dr. Porucznik is the Director of the Women in Medicine and Science (WiMS) program for The University of Utah School of Medicine. Dr. Porucznik teaches in the Division of Public Health and serves on numerous graduate student committees (MPH, MSPH, and PhD). She is the Co-Director of the Salt Lake Mothers’ Milk Donation Center. Before joining the faculty in 2005 Dr. Porucznik served as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at the Utah Department of Health and as a Lieutenant Commander in the Commissioned Corps of the United States Public Health Service. She worked for the United States Environmental Protection Agency, Human Studies Branch, while completing graduate study at the School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Contact Information
Address: 375 Chipeta Way, Suite A, SLC, UT 84108
Office phone: (801) 581-4330
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FAX: (801) 587-3353 (same for Anne)
Assistant: Anne Berger, same address, same fax, phone: (801) 585-7640, Send Anne an email

Publications

* indicates student or trainee author
  1. Anderson DJ, Brozek E, Cox KJ, Porucznik CA, Wilkins DG (2014). Biomonitoring method for bisphenol A in human urine by ultra-high-performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry. J Chromatogr B Analyt Technol Biomed Life Sci.
  2. Porucznik CA, Cox KJ, Schliep KC, Stanford JB (2014). Pilot test and validation of the Peak Day method of prospective determination of ovulation against a handheld urine hormone monitor (DOI: 10.1186/1472-6874-14-4). BMC Womens Health, 14(4).
  3. Porucznik CA, Johnson EM, Rolfs RT, Sauer BC (epub 9 Oct 2013). Specialty of Prescribers Associated with Prescription Opioid Fatalities in Utah, 2002–2010. Pain Med, DOI:, 10.11/pme.12247.
  4. *Waters AB, VanDerslice J, Porucznik CA, Kim J, DeLegge R, Durrant L (2013). Examination of the association between announced inspections and inspection scores. J Environ Health, 76(2), 8-12.
  5. Joy EA, Taylor JR, Novak MA, Chen M, Fink BP, Porucznik CA (2013). Factors influencing the implementation of anterior cruciate ligament injury prevention strategies by girls soccer coaches. J Strength Cond Res, 27(8), 2263-9.
  6. Porucznik CA, Johnson EM, Rolfs RT, Sauer BC (May/June 2013). Opioid Prescribing Knowledge and Practices: Provider Survey Following Promulgation of Guidelines — Utah, 2011. J Opioid Manag, 9(3), 217-24.
  7. *Waters AB, VanDerslice J, Porucznik CA, Kim J, DeLegge R, Durrant L (2013). Impact of internet posting of restaurant inspection scores on critical violations. J Environ Health, 75(10), 8-12.
  8. *Gren LH, Porucznik CA, Joy EA, Lyon JL, Staes C, Alder SC (2013). Point-of-Care Testing as an Influenza Surveillance Tool: Methodology and Lessons Learned From Implementation. Influenza Res Treat, 2013, ArtID:242970.
  9. *Sanders J, Simonsen SE, Porucznik CA, Baksh L, Stanford JB (2013 Apr 13. [Epub ahead of print]). Use of fertility treatments in relation to the duration of pregnancy attempt among women with a live birth. Matern Child Health J.
  10. *Schliep KC, Schisterman EF, Mumford SL, Perkins NJ, Ye A, Pollack AZ, Zhang C, Porucznik CA, VanDerslice JA, Stanford JB, Wactawski-Wende J (2013). Validation of different instruments for caffeine measurement among premenopausal women in the BioCycle study. Am J Epidemiol, 177(7), 690-9. PMCID: PMC3657531
  11. Cheng M, Sauer B, Johnson E, Porucznik C, Hegmann K (2013). Comparison of opioid-related deaths by work-related injury. Am J Ind Med, 56(3), 308-16.
  12. *Simonsen S, Lyon J, Stanford J, Porucznik C, Esplin M, Varner M (2013). Risk factors for recurrent preterm birth in multiparous Utah women: a historical cohort study. LID - 10.1111/1471-0528.12182 [doi]. BJOG.
  13. *Ghate SR, Porucznik CA, Said Q, Hashibe M, Joy EA, Brixner DI (2013). Association between second generation antipsychotics and changes in body mass index in adolescents. J Adolesc Health, 52(3), 336-43.
  14. *Schliep KC, Schisterman EF, Mumford SL, Pollack AZ, Perkins NJ, Ye A, Zhang C, Stanford JB, Porucznik CA, Hammoud AO, Wactawski-Wende J (epub ahead of print Jan 30, 2013). Energy-containing beverages: reproductive hormones and ovarian function in the BioCycle Study. Am J Clin Nutr.
  15. *Gren LH, Porucznik CA, Joy EA, Lyon JL, Staes CJ, Alder SC (2013). Point-of-Care Testing as an Influenza Surveillance Tool: Methodology and Lessons Learned from Implementation. Influenza Res Treat, 2013, 242970. PMCID: PMC3649292
  16. Johnson EM, Lanier WA, Merrill RM, Crook J, Porucznik CA, Rolfs RT, Sauer B (2012). Unintentional Prescription Opioid-Related Overdose Deaths: Description of Decedents by Next of Kin or Best Contact, Utah, 2008-2009. J Gen Intern Med. (Epub ahead of print).
  17. *Ghate SR, Porucznik CA, Said Q, Hashibe M, Joy EA, Brixner DI (2012). Predictors of metabolic parameter monitoring in adolescents on antipsychotics in primary care setting. Ment Health Fam Med, 9(3), 137-148.
  18. *Ghate SR, Porucznik CA, Said Q, Hashibe M, Joy E, Brixner DI (2012). Predictors of metabolic parameter monitoring in adolescents on antipsychotics in a primary care setting. Ment Health Fam Med, 9(3), 137-48. PMCID: PMC3622906
  19. *Schliep KC, Schisterman EF, Mumford SL, Pollack AZ, Zhang C, Ye A, Stanford JB, Hammoud AO, Porucznik CA, Wactawski-Wende J (2012). Caffeinated beverage intake and reproductive hormones among premenopausal women in the BioCycle Study. Am J Clin Nutr, 95(2), 488-97. PMCID: PMC3260075
  20. *Crookston BT, Dearden KA, Alder SC, Porucznik CA, Stanford JB, Merrill RM, Dickerson TT, Penny ME (2011). Impact of early and concurrent stunting on cognition. Matern Child Nutr, 7(4), 397-409.
  21. Porucznik CA, Johnson EM, Sauer B, Crook J, Rolfs RT (2011). Studying adverse events related to prescription opioids: the Utah experience. [Review]. Pain Med, 12 Suppl 2, S16-25.
  22. Johnson EM, Porucznik CA, Anderson JW, Rolfs RT (2011). State-level strategies for reducing prescription drug overdose deaths: Utah's prescription safety program. Pain Med, 12 Suppl 2, S66-72.
  23. Webster LR, Cochella S, Dasgupta N, Fakata KL, Fine PG, Fishman SM, Grey T, Johnson EM, Lee LK, Passik SD, Peppin J, Porucznik CA, Ray A, Schnoll SH, Stieg RL, Wakeland W (2011). An analysis of the root causes for opioid-related overdose deaths in the United States. Pain Med, 12 Suppl 2, S26-35.
  24. *Thiese MS, Hegmann KT, Garg A, Porucznik C, Behrens T (2011). The Predictive Relationship of Physical Activity on the Incidence of Low Back Pain in an Occupational Cohort. J Occup Environ Med, 53(4), 364-71.
  25. Schiffern A, Bettwieser SP, Porucznik CA, Crim JR, Tashjian RZ (2011). Proximal radial drift following radial head resection. J Shoulder Elbow Surg, 20(3), 426-33.
  26. *Crookston BT, Penny M, Alder S, Dickerson T, Merrill R, Stanford J, Porucznik CA, Dearden KA (2010). Children who recover from early stunting and children who are well-nourished demonstrate similar levels of cognition. J Nutr, 140(11), 1996-2001.
  27. Tashjian RZ, Deloach J, Green A, Porucznik CA, Powell AP (2010). Minimal clinically important differences in ASES and simple shoulder test scores after nonoperative treatment of rotator cuff disease. J Bone Joint Surg Am, 92(2), 296-303.
  28. Reeser JC, Joy EA, Porucznik CA, Berg RL, Colliver EB, Willick SE (2010). Risk factors for volleyball-related shoulder pain and dysfunction. PM R, 2(1), 27-36.
  29. *Crookston BT, Alder SC, Boakye I, Merrill RM, Amuasi JH, Porucznik CA, Stanford JB, Dickerson TT, Dearden KA, Hale DC, Sylverken J, Snow BS, Osei-Akoto A, Ansong D (2010). Exploring the relationship between chronic undernutrition and asymptomatic malaria in Ghanaian children. Malaria Journal, 9, 39. PMCID: PMC2837055
  30. Tashjian RZ, Deloach J, Porucznik CA, Powell AP (2009). Minimal clinically important differences (MCID) and patient acceptable symptomatic state (PASS) for visual analog scales (VAS) measuring pain in patients treated for rotator cuff disease. J Shoulder Elbow Surg, 18(6), 927-32.
  31. *Hansen PA, Dechet CB, Porucznik CA, LaStayo PC (2009). Comparing eccentric resistance exercise in prostate cancer survivors on and off hormone therapy: a pilot study. PM R, 1(11), 1019-24.
  32. Barbuto JP, White GL Jr, Porucznik CA, Holmes EB (2008). Chronic pain: second, do no harm. Am J Phys Med Rehabil, 87(1), 78-83.
  33. *Sims SA, Snow LA, Porucznik CA (2007). Surveillance of methadone-related adverse drug events using multiple public health data sources. J Biomed Inform, 40(4), 382-9.
  34. Peterson CA (maiden name), Calderon RL (2003). Trends in Enteric Disease as a Cause of Death in the United States, 1989-1996. Am J Epidemiol, 157(1), 58-65.