Brooke E.E. Montgomery, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Health Behavior Health Education Department
Co-Director, Arkansas Center for Health Disparities, Education and Training Core
Founding President, UAMS Minority Faculty Development Caucus
Phone: (501) 686-6801
Office: COPH Room 3260
Fax: (501) 526-6709
May 2011, Doctor of Philosophy, Health Promotion and Prevention Research, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
May 2007, Masters in Public Health (with honors)/Health Behavior & Health Education/Biostatistics, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
May 2002, Bachelor of Arts/Biology/Women’s Health/Pre-health Sciences, Washington University in St. Louis
- Sexual health
- Prevention of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and unplanned pregnancy
- Developing behavioral interventions to reduce sexual risk
- Examining disparities in HIV and STIs among vulnerable populations
- Investigating the role of social, cultural, and psychological factors on sexual risk and drug using behaviors
Current Research Projects
Arkansas Center for Health Disparities (ARCHD). PHS: NIH: NCMHD: P20MD002329 Project period: 03/2012 – 02/2017. Project title: “NCMHD Research Center of Excellence in Arkansas.”James M. Raczynski, Principal Investigator. Brooke E.E. Montgomery, Education and Training Core Co-Director. The major goal of this project is to maintain the Arkansas Center for Health Disparities, which supports research and training efforts to address health disparities in Arkansas. The Education and Training Core will develop mentoring programs to enhance the academic and professional success of students and faculty who are underrepresented in academia, will continue BA/MPH programs with three local Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), and will support health disparity research endeavors among faculty at local HBCUs.
HIV Prevention Trials Network Scholars Program – Year 2. Project period: 06/01/2013 – 11/30/2014. Total costs: $67,988. Project title: “A Multilevel Qualitative Examination of Violence in the Lives of At-Risk Women in the US.” Brooke E.E. Montgomery, Principal Investigator. Sally Hodder, Mentor. Used qualitative data from the substudy of a large multi-site prospective observational cohort study among women living in areas of the US with prevalent poverty and HIV (i.e., HPTN 064) to explore the way participants believe that violence has affected their lives, particularly as it relates to their opinions about HIV-related program planning for survivors of violence.
UAMS Translational Research Institute KL2 Scholars Program Project period: 08/01/2012 – 11/30/2014. Total costs:$186,000. Project title: “Adapting and Testing an Evidence-Based Sexual Risk Reduction Intervention for Women Who Have Experienced Violence.” Brooke E.E. Montgomery, Principal Investigator. Katharine E. Stewart, Primary Mentor. Martha Phillips and Jean McSweeney, Co-Mentors. Examined epidemiologic relationships between violence and sexual risk in a large national dataset of at-risk women, conducted interviews to identify potential facilitators and barriers to the creation and implementation of a sexual risk reduction intervention for women who have experienced violence, and adapted and tested an evidence-based HIV prevention intervention for women who have experienced violence.
HIV Prevention Trials Network Scholars Program – Year 1
Project period: 06/01/2012 – 05/31/2013. Total costs: $67,988.
Project title: “Violence Against Women in Selected Areas of the United States.”
Brooke E.E. Montgomery, Principal Investigator. Sally Hodder, Mentor. Examined the prevalence of specific types of violence and the association between types of violence and personal and partner HIV risk behaviors and key syndemic factors using longitudinal data from a large multi-site prospective observational cohort study among women living in areas of the US with prevalent poverty and HIV (i.e., HPTN 064).
PBHL 5133 Introduction to Health Behavior and Health Education
PBHL 9033 Advanced Health Behavior Theory (Co-Instructor)
PBHL 9123 Grantsmanship and the Peer Review Process (Guest Lecturer)
PBHL 5003 Introduction to Public Health (Guest Lecturer)
Montgomery, B.E.E., Stewart, K.E., Yeary, K.H.K., Cornell, C., Corwyn, R., Pulley, L., & Ounpraseuth, S. (in press). Adaptation and psychometric testing of multiple dimensions of religion for African American substance users. Journal of Black Psychology
Montgomery, B.E.E., Rompalo, A., Hughes, J., Wang, J., Haley, D., Golin, C., Soto-Torres, L., Chege, W., Justman, J., Kuo, I., Frew, P., Mannheimer, S., Hodder, S., on behalf of the HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) 064 Study Team (in press). Violence Against Women in Selected Areas of the United States. American Journal of Public Health
Gullette, D Booth, B.M., Wright, P.B., Montgomery, B.E. E., & Stewart, K. E. (2014). Sexual Sensation Seeking, Unprotected Sex, and Transactional Sex Among Rural African American Cocaine Users. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 25 (4), 289-96. PMID: 24070647
Montgomery, B.E.E., Stewart, K.E., Bryant, K.J., & Ounpraseuth, S. (2014). Dimensions of religion, depression, and substance use among rural African American cocaine users. Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse, 13 (1), 72-90. PMID: 24564561
Montgomery, B.E.E., Stewart, K.E., Yeary, K.H.K., Cornell, C., Pulley, L., Corwyn, R., & Ounpraseuth, S. (2014). Religiosity and Sexual Risk Behaviors among African American Cocaine Users in the South. Journal of Rural Health, [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 24575972
Shoptaw, S., Montgomery, B.E.E., Williams, C., El-Bassel, N., Aramrattana, A., Metsch, L., . . . Strathdee, S. (2013). Not just the needle: the state of HIV-prevention science among substance users and future directions. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, 63 (Suppl 2), S174-178. PMID: 23764632
Montgomery, B.E.E., Stewart, K.E., Wright, P.B., McSweeney, J.C., & Booth, B.M. (2012). “We as drug addicts need that program”: Insight from rural African American cocaine users on designing a sexual risk reduction intervention for their community. Substance Use and Misuse, 47(1), 44-55. PMID: 22216991
- Reducing Risky Sex among Rural African American Cocaine Users: A Controlled Trial.
- Economic Context and HIV Vulnerability in Adolescents and Young Adults Living in Urban Slums in Kenya: A Qualitative Analysis Based on Scarcity Theory.
- Presentation and Management of Venomous Snakebites: Should All Patients Be Transferred to a Tertiary Referral Hospital?
- piRNAs and piRNA-Dependent siRNAs Protect Conserved and Essential C. elegans Genes from Misrouting into the RNAi Pathway.
- Violence Against Women in Selected Areas of the United States.
- Notch2 is required for inflammatory cytokine-driven goblet cell metaplasia in the lung.
- MUT-14 and SMUT-1 DEAD box RNA helicases have overlapping roles in germline RNAi and endogenous siRNA formation.
- Religiosity and sexual risk behaviors among African American cocaine users in the rural South.
- Dimensions of religion, depression symptomatology, and substance use among rural African American cocaine users.
- Sexual sensation seeking, transactional sex, and rural African American cocaine users.
- Not just the needle: the state of HIV-prevention science among substance users and future directions.
- The "translators": engaging former drug users as key research staff to design and implement a risk reduction program for rural cocaine users.
- "We as drug addicts need that program": Insight from rural African American cocaine users on designing a sexual risk reduction intervention for their community.
- Strong population structure characterizes weediness gene evolution in the invasive grass species Brachypodium distachyon.
- Parental recognition of overweight in school-age children.