Dr. Ben Porter is an Assistant Research Professor at the Social Science Research Center of Mississippi State University. He holds a PhD from University of Houston in Social Psychology where he studied positive psychology in relation to romantic relationship functioning. Ben’s recent research has focused on various health and occupational outcomes of military service members and veterans. He has extensive training and experience in advanced data analytics including latent trajectory analysis, missing data theory, and using data with complex structures. He is the PI of a grant providing analytic services to the Mississippi Office of Highway Safety and Co-PI on a National Science Foundation funded project examining scams and anxiety related to the COVID-19 pandemic.