Dr. Ben Porter is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Psychology at Mississippi State University (formerly an Assistant Research Professor at the SSRC). He holds a PhD from University of Houston in Social Psychology with a minor in Psychological Statistics and Data Analysis. He has extensive experience in advanced data analytics including structural equation modeling, latent class analysis, missing data theory, and using data with complex structures.
Ben’s recent research has focused on various health outcomes of military service members and veterans, particularly using social media as a data source. Additionally, he has several projects using large archival datasets to answer health questions in this domain.