Barry Portnoy
Research Professor, Behavioral and Community Health
Associate Chair for Research
Campus: Off Campus | Building:
Phone: 301-405-2467 |
Office Hours: 

By appointment.

CV / Resume
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Dr. Portnoy is currently a Research Professor and serves as Associate Chair for Research. His responsibilities include facilitating research collaborations within the Department, School and University.  He is also responsible for identifying research opportunities and potential collaborations within the School of Public Health and identifies funding opportunities within Federal and state governments and private foundations. Dr. Portnoy’s  responsibilities at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) included coordinating and stimulating collaborative prevention research projects across the NIH. He served as the NIH liaison to the Task Force on Community Preventive Services and the United States Preventive Services Task Force. Prior to joining ODP, Dr. Portnoy was with the National Cancer Institute (NCI), Division of Cancer Prevention. He also served as the NCI coordinator for the Department of Health and Human Services Healthy People 2000 and 2010 Objectives. He served on a number of trans-NIH committees such as the OppNet Steering Committee for Basic Behavioral and Social Sciences, the NIH Prevention Coordinators Committee and the NIH Nutrition Coordinating Committee. He has held academic appointments at the University of Virginia and the University of Maryland. He also served as an evaluation consultant to the National High Blood Pressure Education Program, the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, and the Department of Education. He holds a doctoral degree in public health education. His research interests include the design and evaluation of chronic disease prevention and control interventions.


Education and Training

Ph.D. University of Toledo


HLTH 711:  Advanced Methods of Research

Honors and Awards

NIH Director’s Award

Secretary’s Award for Distinguished Service

Surgeon General’s Award 


Murray DM, Kaplan RM, Ngo-Metzger Q, Portnoy B, Olkkola S, Stredrick D, Kuczmarski RJ, Goldstein AB, Perl HI, O'Connell ME.  Enhancing Coordination Among the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and National Institutes of Health. Am J Prev Med. 2015 Sep;49(3 Suppl 2):S166-73.


Murray DM, Cross WP, Simons-Morton D, Engel J, Portnoy B, Wu J, Watson PA, Olkkola S. Enhancing the Quality of Prevention Research Supported by the National Institutes of Health.  Am J Public Health. 2015 Jan;105(1):9-12.


 Portnoy B, Craddock Lee SJ, Kincheloe J, Breen N, Olson JL, McCormally J, Brown ER. Independent state health surveys: responding to the need for local population health data. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2014 Sep-Oct;20(5):E21-33.


Brown ER, Kincheloe J, Breen N, Olson JL, Portnoy B, Lee SJ  States' use of local population health data: comparing the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System and independent state health surveys.  J Public Health Manag Pract. 2013 Sep-Oct;19(5):444-50.


Coleman VH, Erickson K, Spong CY, Portnoy B, Croswell J, Schulkin J. Current practice of cesarean delivery on maternal request: Impact of the 2006 State-of-the- Science Conference.  Journal of Reproductive Medicine 2010, Jan.-Feb; 55(1-2):25-30.


Portnoy B, Miller J, Brown-Huamani K, DeVoto E  Impact of the NIH Consensus Development Program on Stimulating NIH-funded Research, 1998 to 2001.  International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care July 2007: Vol. 23, Issue 03:349-353.