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Division of Kinesiology and Health

College of Health Sciences

Christine Porter, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Division of Kinesiology and HealthChristine M. Porter, Ph.D.

Wyoming Excellence Chair in Community and Public Health

Associate Professor

(307) 766-2143, Room 117








I am working to understand and (following Kurt Lewin's theory that the best way to understand something is to try to change it) organize social change that addresses health disparities. My research uses community-based participatory action research (CBPR) approaches to such change and investigates public health strategies for supporting for the public's creation of its own health. I'm particularly interested in documenting, assessing, and furthering sustainable food systems approaches to achieving equity, food security and healthy communities.  I am grateful for the opportunity to pursue these interests with many partners as project director and principal investigator for Food Dignity and Growing Resilience.

Curriculum Vita


Ph.D. Community Nutrition, Cornell University (2010)

M.A. Education and International Development: Health Promotion, University of London, UK (2003)

B.S. Biology, University of Maryland (1993)



  • HLED 4020/5020 Food, Health & Justice
  • HLED 3020 Community and Public Health
  • HLED 5586 Seminar: Ecological Approaches to Community Health (online)
  • HLED 5586 Seminar: Food Systems & Health: From person to planet
  • HLSC 4990/5990 Public Health Seminar


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