June 21, 2017

Brooke E.E. Montgomery, PhD, MPH

C O P H Assistant Professor, Health Behavior Health Education Department Brooke Montgomery, P h D, M P H
Assistant Professor
 

Education

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

Research Interests

  • 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: P20M.D.002329 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).

Courses Taught

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)

Recent Publications

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