Sarah Porto

Sarah Porto

Assistant Professor of Exercise Science

Silcox Physical Education & Health Center

Office 314

About Dr. Porto

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  • Education

    • Ph.D. Biomechanical Engineering, Clemson University & Medical University of South Carolina
    • B.S. Bioengineering, Clemson University

  • Honors & Awards

    • 2019 - James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine 8th Annual Scholars Day 2nd Place Postdoctoral Awardee
    • 2018 - James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine 8th Annual Scholars Day 3rd Place Postdoctoral Awardee
    • 2018 - South Carolina Clinical & Translational Research Institute Voucher Awardee
    • 2017 - South Carolina Clinical & Translational Research Institute Voucher Awarde
    • 2017 - Finalist for Orthopaedic Research Society 2017 Spine Section Member Poster Award
    • 2015 - National Research Council of the National Academies Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship Honorable Mention
    • 2012 - National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Recipient
    • 2012 - National Institutes of Health T-32 Predoctoral Fellowship Recipient
    • 2012 - Austin T. Moore Leadership Award, Clemson University, Clemson, SC
    • 2010 - National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Honorable Mention

  • Courses Taught

    • EXSC 201: Foundations in Exercise Science and Physical Education
    • EXSC 345: Research Design and Analysis

  • Publications

    • Hughey SM, Sella J, Adams JD, Porto SC, Bornstein D, Brown K, Amahrir S, Michalaka D, Watkins K, Davis J. It’s Electric! Measuring Energy Expenditure and Perceptual Differences Between Bicycles and Electric-assist Bicycles. Journal of Transport & Health. 2022 Dec; 27(1): 1-8.
    • Trejo Tello K, Mughey SM, Porto SC, Hart M, Benson A. Interventions to Improve Pedestrian and Cyclist Safety in Latin America: a Systematic Review and Metasummary. Journal of Healthy Eating and Active Living. 2022; 2(2): 45-59.
    • Porto SC, Rogers-DeCotes A, Schafer E, Kern CB. The adaptive response of the mandibular condyle to increased load is disrupted by ADAMTS5 deficiency. Connective Tissue Research. 2022 Aug; 64(1): 93-104.
    • Hill C, Coombs M, Cisewski SE, Durham E, Donthius D, Gardner G, Lopez E, Wilson M, Cray J, and Yao H. Structure-Function Relationships of TMJ Lateral Capsule-Ligament Complex. Journal of Biomechanics. 2022 Jan; 1-16.
    • Porto GBF, Cisewski SE, Wolgamott L, Frankel BM. Clinical outcomes for patients with lateral lumbar radiculopathy treated by percutaneous endoscopic transforaminal discectomy versus tubular microdiscectomy: A retrospective review. Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery. 2021 Sept; 208.
    • Rogers-DeCotes AW, Porto SC, Dupuis LE, Kern CB. ADAMTS5 is required for normal trabeculated bone development in the mandibular condyle. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage. 2021 April; 29(4): 547-557.
    • Dupuis L, Nelson E, Hozik B, Porto SC, Rogers-DeCotes A, Fosang A, and Kern CB. Adamts5-/- Mice Exhibit Altered Aggrecan Proteolytic Profiles That Correlate with Ascending Aortic Anomalies. Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology. 2019 Oct; 39 (10): 2067-2081.
    • Wu Y, Cisewski SE, Coombs M, Wei F, She X, Kern MJ, Iwasaki LR, Nickel JC, and Yao H. Effect of Sustained Joint Loading on In Vivo TMJ Disc Nutrient Environment. Journal of Dental Research. 2019 July; 98(8): 888-895.
    • Estrella M, Henderson BG, Porto SC, Varas M, Buchholz EH, Ellens SM, Spiotta V, and Spiotta AM. The pursuit of wellness in neurosurgery: Investing in residents’ current and future health: Spouses’ perspectives. Neurology India. 2019 Jan-Feb; 67(1): 44-52.
    • Rogers AW, Cisewski SE, and Kern CB. The Zonal Architecture Of The Mandibular Condylar Requires ADAMTS5. Journal of Dental Research. 2018 Nov; 97(12): 1383-1390.