Christy Porucznik, PhD, MSPH
Christy Porucznik, PhD, MSPH is a Assistant Professor in the Public Health Program at the University of Utah. She is the Epidemiologist for the Utah Sports Research Network and also serves on its board of directors. Before joining the faculty, Christy worked at the Utah Department of Health as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and was a lieutenant commander in the United States Public Health Service. She completed graduate training in epidemiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health working with the Epidemiology and Biomarkers Branch of United States Environmental Protection Agency to complete her research. During graduate school, she taught environmental epidemiology at Duke University and assisted with many courses at UNC. Christy discovered epidemiology as a career after completing a bachelor's degree in chemistry at The Ohio State University and working in environmental remediation at Battelle Memorial Institute in Columbus, Ohio.
Her research interests have always revolved around the environment (broadly defined) and health. As an EIS Officer, Christy worked on projects as varied as drug overdose deaths, outbreak investigations, and public health emergency response. Her current work includes a study of shoulder injury among volleyball athletes (USRN project) and continued research into the problem of drug use and overdose in Utah.
Address: 375 Chipeta Way, Suite A, SLC, UT 84108
Office phone: (801) 581-4330
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FAX: (801) 587-3353 (same for Tricia)
Assistant: Tricia Wilson, same address, same fax, phone: (801) 587-3318, Send Tricia an email
I. Published Original Articles:
Christy Porucznik, Elizabeth Joy, Robert Toth. Campus concerns over meningitis grow (Editorial). NCAA News Online, September 12, 2005.
A Arent, J Carmean, E Koch, R Rolfs, S Mottice, Infectious Diseases Society of America Emerging Infections Network, L Strausbaugh, L Liedtke, A Srinivasan, J Hageman, D Jernigan, M Kuehnert, P Rao, S Kazakova, C Porucznik. Fatal Bacterial Infections Associated with Platelet Transfusions-United States, 2004. MMWR 54(07);168-170.
- An excerpt of this article was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, June 1, 2005. A Arent, J Carmean, E Koch, R Rolfs, S Mottice, Infectious Diseases Society of America Emerging Infections Network, L Strausbaugh, L Liedtke, A Srinivasan, J Hageman, D Jernigan, M Kuehnert, P Rao, S Kazakova, C Porucznik. Fatal Bacterial Infections Associated with Platelet Transfusions-United States, 2004. JAMA. 2005;293(21):2586-91.
EM Caravati, T Grey, B Nangle, RT Rolfs, . Increase in Poisoning Deaths Caused by Non-Illicit Drugs-Utah, 1991-2003. MMWR 2005 54(2);33-6.
- An excerpt of this article was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, March 9, 2005. EM Caravati, T Grey, B Nangle, RT Rolfs, CA Peterson-Porucznik. Increase in Poisoning Deaths Caused by Non-Illicit Drugs-Utah, 1991-2003. JAMA. 2005;293(21):1182-1183.
M Singleton, H Qin, P Williams, PO Coffin, H Hedegaard, CK Meng, T Mathew, B Gladders, S Dearwater, H Hackman, C Mao, L McKeown, MG Landen, C Sanford, K Jones-Vessey, D Schmid, B Woodard, J Alexander, RT Rolfs, J Sabel, M LeMier, A Lima, V Daniel, J Olson, VG Coronado, M Davies, RL Johnson, CA Peterson. Unintentional and Undetermined Poisoning Deaths-11 States, 1990-2001. MMWR 2004. 53(11);233-8.
Peterson CA and Calderon RL. Trends in Enteric Disease as a Cause of Death in the United States, 1989-1996. Am J Epidemiol 2003. 157(1):58-65.
II. Published Abstracts:
Porucznik CA, Simonsen SE, Drake H, Joy EA. (2006). Carriage of Neisseria meningitidis Among College Athletes [Abstract]. American J Epidemiol, 163(Suppl),S1-S258.
C. A. Porucznik, R. J. Farney, J. M. Walker, R. T. Rolfs, T. Grey. (2005) Increased mortality rate associated with prescribed opioid medications: is there a link with sleep disordered breathing? (Abstract P3809, Session 352). Eur Resp J 2005
P Ludwinski, M Poulson, CA Peterson. Outbreak of Botulism in a Rural Utah Community-October 2003 (Abstract 180). Am J Epidemiol 2004 159(11)Supp:S45.
Peterson CA, T Grey, B Nangle, RT Rolfs. Drug Poisoning-Related Deaths-Utah, 1992-2002 (Abstract 181). Am J Epidemiol 2004 159(11)Supp:S46.
Peterson CA, P Keller, RT Rolfs. Analysis of the Utah Student Injury Reporting System-1990-2002 (Abstract 182). Am J Epidemiol 2004 159(11)Supp:S46.
Peterson CA, Thomas JC, Kunde T, and Calderon RL. Comparison of Recalled and Prospectively Collected Gastrointestinal Symptom Data within a Washington Cohort (Abstract 233-S). Am J Epidemiol 2003. 157(11)Supp:S59.
Peterson CA, Calderon RL, Frost FJ, and Kunde T. Water Consumption and Gastrointestinal Symptom Recall-The SSEED Study (Abstract). Epidemiol. 2002. 13(4)Supp:S190.