June 21, 2017

Brooke E.E. Montgomery, PhD, MPH

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

  • HBHE 5104 Introduction to Health Behavior and Health Education
  • HBHE 6021 Advanced Health Behavior Theory (Co-Instructor)
  • COPH 6437 Grantsmanship and the Peer Review Process (Guest Lecturer)
  • HPMT 5003 Introduction to Public Health (Guest Lecturer)

Recent Publications

Montgomery,B.E.E., Zaller, N.*, Jones, A., Sanders, S.E., & Ounpraseuth, S. (2015) Sexual risk reduction among female survivors of violence: A pilot intervention. Poster presentation at the 2015 National HIV Prevention Conference, December 2015, Atlanta, GA.

Montgomery, B.E.E.(2017) The impact of personal and partner HIV risk behavior on violence against women: a longitudinal examination among women in the US. Invited speaker to “Meeting of the Minds: Women, Violence, and Impact on Health,” West Virginia University Health Sciences Center, West Virginia Clinical & Translational Science Institute.

Amico, K.R.,*Ramirez, C., Caplan, M.R., Montgomery, B.E.E., Stewart J., Hodder S., Swaminathan S., Darden-Tabb N., Young A., McCauley M.B., Mayer K., Wilkin T., Landovitz R.J., Gulick R., Adimora A.A., on behalf of HPTN 069/A5305 study team and HPTN Women at Risk Group. (2016) US Women in the HPTN 069/ACTG 5305 Phase II Maraviroc PrEP study: A substudy evaluating acceptability and experiences. Poster presented at the HIV Research for Prevention (HIVR4P) conference, October 2016, Chicago, IL.

Stewart, K.E., Wright, P.B., Montgomery, B.E.E.*, Gullette, D., Cornell, C.E., Pulley, L., Ounpraseuth, S., Thostenson, J., & Booth, B.M. (2017) Reducing Risky Sex Among Rural African AmericanCocaine Users: A Controlled Trial. Oral presentation to be presented at the Society for the Scientific Study of SexualityAnnual Conference, November 2017, Atlanta, GA.

Montgomery, B.E.E.*, Marshall, A.S., Tao, J., & Steelman, S. (2017) A Systematic Review of Survey Instruments Used to Measure HPV-Related Stigma. Poster presented at the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality Annual Conference, November 2017, Atlanta, GA.