Reid, Annie L., MPH, RDN, CHES

Annie Reid is a registered dietitian nutritionist with a background in public health. Annie works with Dr. Jamie Zoellner’s lab out of Christiansburg. She serves as a project manager for the NIH funded iSIPsmarter trial (R01MD015033) and the Kids SIPsmartER trial (R01MD012603) .

Research Specialist Senior, Department of Public Health Sciences


  • MPH, Health Education, Virginia Tech, 2017
  • BS, Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise, Virginia Tech, 2014


Tel: 540-240-1241
16 E. Main St.
Christiansburg, VA 24073

Research Interests: Health behavior theory; health and media literacy; digital behavioral health interventions; adolescent and school health; community-based participatory research; rural health; Appalachian health

Recent Publications:

  • Reid AL, Porter KJ, Kirkpatrick BK, Brock DJ, Altizer CJ, Zoellner JM. Student and caregiver acceptability of a school-based intervention to improve sugar-sweetened beverage behaviors: a mixed methods study, Health Education Research. 2024.
  • Zoellner J, Reid A, Porter K, Frederick C, Hilgart M, Ritterband L. Development of a digital behavioral intervention to reduce the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages among rural Appalachian adults: Multiphased, human-centered design approach. JMIR Human Factors. 2023.
  • Zoellner J, Porter K, You W, Reid A, Frederick C, Hilgart M, Brock D, Tate D, Ritterband L. Study protocol for iSIPsmarter: A randomized-controlled trial to evaluate the efficacy, reach, and engagement of a technology-based behavioral intervention to reduce sugary beverages among rural Appalachian adults. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 110, 2021.
  • Reid AL, Porter KJ, You W, Kirkpatrick BM, Yuhas M, Vaught SS, Zoellner JM. Low Health Literacy is Associated with Energy-Balance Related Behaviors, Quality of Life, and BMI Among Rural Appalachian Middle School Students: A Cross-Sectional Study. Journal of School Health. 2021. doi: 10.1111/josh.13051. Epub 2021 Jun 6. PMID: 34096052.
  • Porter KJ, You W, Kirkpatrick B, Thatcher E, Reid A, Yuhas M, Zoellner J. Factors influencing the sugar-sweetened beverage intake of caregivers of adolescents in Appalachia. J Nut Educ Behav. 2022. doi: 10.1016/j.jneb.2021.09.010. Epub 2021 Dec 23.
  • McCormick, BA, Porter, KJ, You, W, Yuhas, M, Reid, AL, Thatcher, EJ, Zoellner, JM. Applying the socio-ecological model to understand factors associated with sugar-sweetened beverage behaviors among rural Appalachian adolescents. Public Health Nutrition.  2021. 1-11. doi:10.1017/S1368980021000069
  • Zoellner J, Porter K, You W, Chow P, Ritterband L, Yuhas M, Loyd A, McCormick B, Brock D. Kids SIPsmartER, a cluster randomized controlled trial and multi-level intervention to improve sugar-sweetened beverages behaviors among Appalachian middle-school students: Rationale, design & methods. Contemporary Clinical Trials. 2019;83:64-80.
  • Yuhas M, Porter KJ, Brock DP, Loyd A, McCormick BA, Zoellner JM. Development and pilot testing of text messages to help reduce sugar-sweetened beverage intake among rural caregivers and adolescents: Mixed methods study. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2019;7(7):e14785. doi: 10.2196/14785.