Ben Porter completed his Ph.D. studying social psychology with a minor in data analysis at the University of Houston. His graduate work focused on positive psychology within romantic relationships and advanced statistical modeling, including multilevel structural equation models. Since 2013, Dr. Porter has been a biostatistician with the Millennium Cohort Study, the largest prospective cohort study of military personnel collected to date. With this study, he has conducted work focused on Veterans’ health, the 1990-1991 Gulf War, psychometric measurement, and longitudinal trajectories of health. Since joining the SSRC, he has helped with the analysis of ongoing grants examining responses to bullying among high school students.