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Christina A. Porucznik, Ph.D., M.S.P.H.

Languages spoken: English

Academic Information

Departments: Family & Preventive Medicine - Professor

Divisions: Public Health

Academic Office Information

christy.porucznik@utah.edu

Research Interests

  • Women's and Reproductive Health
  • Environment and Public Health
  • Overdose
  • Pregnancy
  • Children's Health
  • Breastfeeding

Dr. Christina A. Porucznik is a Professor in the Division of Public Health. She is a doctoral-trained epidemiologist who served as an Epidemic Intelligence Service officer for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at the Utah Department of Health before joining the faculty in 2005. She has worked in nonprofit, government, academic, and corporate settings with scientists, engineers, and policy makers. Dr. Porucznik received her Master of Science in Public Health and PHD in Epidemiology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health.

Research Statement

Her area of research interest is in appropriately timing measurement of exposures. In the environmental domain, she studies endocrine disruptors and reproductive endpoints including fertility, pregnancy outcomes, and breastfeeding. Her other primary focus area is on prescription medications, primarily opioids, and the impact of policy changes on drug dispensing and adverse events.

Education History

Postdoctoral Fellowship Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, assigned to the Utah Department of Health (SLC, UT)
Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer
Postdoctoral Fellow
Doctoral Training The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Epidemiology
PhD
Graduate Training The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Epidemiology
MSPH
Undergraduate The Ohio State University
Chemistry
BS