Kathleen Porter, PhD, RD

Research Scientist

2013, Ph.D., Teachers College Columbia University, Behavioral Nutrition
Dissertation: Bringing nutrition education from outside sources into the classroom: The experience of New York City public elementary schools

2005, M.S., Teachers College Columbia University, Nutrition Education

2003, B.S., University of Connecticut, Dietetics

Professional Credentials: Registered Dietitian

Porter KJ. Using teach back to understand participant behavioral self-monitoring skills across health literacy levels. Invited for presentation at the 2016 Arizona WIC RDN and Nutritionist Conference in Phoenix, AZ.

Zoellner JM, Porter KJ, O’Dell M, Cantrell S, Counts M, Woodford N, Alexander R. Assessing and promoting organizational health literacy within public health organizations. Accepted for presentation at The 2016 National Health Outreach Conference in Roanoke, VA.

Zoellner J, You W, Porter K, Lane H, Alexander R, Woodford N, Estabrooks P. A brief single-item physical activity measure: Performance across diverse reach settings and health outcomes. Accepted for presentation at the 37thAnnual Meeting & Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine in Washington, D.C.

Lane H, Porter KJ, Zoellner JM. Using a participatory process to increase acceptability of a program to reduce SSBs and promote civic action in Appalachian youth. Accepted for presentation at the 37thAnnual Meeting & Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine in Washington, D.C.

Porter KJ, Li J, Estabrooks PA, Dohm E, Zoellner JM. Behavior-specific motivations for decreasing sugar-sweetened beverage intake among adults in Southwest Virginia. Presented at the 2015 Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo in Nashville, TN.

Zoellner J, Porter KJ. Rethink your drink. Presented at the 2015 Nutrition Assistant’s Multi-State Conference in Roanoke, VA. Contento IR, Burgermaster M, Gardener Burt K, Majumdar D, Porter KJ, Koch PA. Talk the talk and walk the walk: Understanding and engaging teachers in nutrition education. Presented at the 2015 Society for Nutrition Education & Behavior Annual Conference in Pittsburgh, PA.

Chen Y, Porter KJ, Estabrooks PA, Zoellner J. Examining the impact of a health literacy and media literacy intervention on adults’ sugar-sweetened beverage media literacy skills. Presented at the 2015 AEJMCC Conference in San Francisco, CA.

Li J, Porter KJ, Bailey A, Woodford N, Zoellner JM. Influence of Age on Participation and Preferences for Education Strategies in a Multi-Component Intervention. Presented at the 2015 Society for Nutrition Education & Behavior Annual Conference in Pittsburg, PA.

Bailey A, Porter KJ, Chen Y, Dohm E, Wilburn G, Tyhurst M, Estabrooks P, Zoellner JM. Perceptions of interactive voice response calls targeting health change in rural adults. Presented at the 36thAnnual Meeting & Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine. San Antonio, TX.

Lane H, Porter KJ, Estabrooks PA, Zoellner JM. A systematic RE-AIM review to assess sugar-sweetened beverage interventions and polices for youth. Presented at the 36thAnnual Meeting & Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine. San Antonio, TX.

Schebendach JE, Porter KJ, Wolper C, Walsh BT, Mayer LES. Accuracy of self-reported energy intake in weight-restored patients with anorexia nervosa compared with obese and normal weight individuals. International Journal of Eating Disorders. 2012; 45(4): 570-574.

Porter KJ, Chen Y, Estabrooks P, Noel L, Bailey A, Zoellner J. Using teach back to understand participant behavioral self-monitoring skills across health literacy levels. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2016 Jan;48(1):20-26.e1

Alexander R, Hill J, Grier K, MacAuley L, McKenzie A, Totten T, Porter K, Zoellner J. Evaluating the feasibility of an 8-week gardening and nutrition intervention with a matched contact-control physical activity intervention targeting youth in a medically underserved region. Accepted for publication by Journal of Extension.

Kathleen Porter

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kjporter@vt.edu
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