Josephine Porter

Josephine Porter

Jo Porter, MPH, is the deputy director for the NH Institute for Health Policy and Practice. She is responsible for overall management of the CDC Assessment Initiative grant, a joint project with the NH Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and operational oversight across NHIHPP projects. Ms. Porter works specifically on the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) and performance measures focal areas of the CDC AI. She has 10 years of health care-related data analysis, project management, and program development experience.

Jo earned her undergraduate degree, Summa Cum Laude, from UNH with a major in Microbiology and a minor in Health Management and Policy. She earned her Masters of Public Health with honors from Boston University, with dual concentrations in epidemiology/biostatistics and social/behavioral health.

She lives in Nottingham with her two young children (Jayden, 3, and Seth, 1) and her husband, Andrew. She personal interests include cooking, gardening, and the Red Sox.

Dialogue Essay: Building the Foundation for a Healthy Life: Individuals, Communities and the State