Susanne Montgomery, PhD, MPH, MS

Associate Dean for Research, School of Behavioral Health
Director of Research, Behavioral Health Institute
Professor, Social Work and Social Ecology

Contact Information

Email smontgomery@llu.edu
Phone 909-558-9586
Fax 909-558-9593

Behavioral Health Institute, Office 2213
1686 Barton Rd., Redlands, CA  92373

Degrees and Certifications

  • PhD, Health Behavior/EPI - University of Michigan, 1987
  • MPH, Health Behavior - University of Michigan, 1984
  • MS equiv., Nutritional Science - Justus Liebig Universität, Giessen, Germany, 1982

Areas of Specialization

  • Research design and analyses
  • Translational research (clinical and applied)
  • Community involved and based research
  • Health disparities research
  • Program evaluation and evaluation research

Recent Publications

  • Alemi, Q., Montgomery, S.B., Stempel. C (2018) A Qualitative Study Exploring the Psychosocial Needs of Male Undocumented Afghan Migrants in Istanbul, Turkey. Societies, Societies 2018, 8, 22; doi:10.3390/soc8020022
  • Alemi, Q., Stempel. C., Marius Koga, P., Montgomery, S.B., Smith, V., Sandhu. G., Villegas, B.,  Requejo, J. (2018) Risk and protective factors associated with the mental health of young adults in Afghanistan; BMC Psychiatry. (2018) 18:71. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12888-018-1648-4
  • Alemi, Q., Siddiq, H., Baek, K., Sana, H., Stempel, C., Aziz, N., & Montgomery, S. (2017). Effect of perceived discrimination on depressive symptoms in 1st- and 2nd-generation Afghan-Americans. Journal of Primary Prevention. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10935-017-0492-5
  • Distelberg, B., Tapanes, D., Emerson, N. D., Brown, W. N., Vaswani D., Williams-Reade J., Anspikian A., & Montgomery, S. B. (2017). Prospective pilot study of the MEND Psychosocial Family Systems Program for pediatric chronic illness. Family Process, doi: 10.1111/famp.12288.
  • Roberts, L., Wilson, C., Casiano, C, Stiel, L., & Montgomery SB. Prostate Cancer Screening among Black Men. Manuscript accepted for publication to ASJSUR, 11/2017.
  • Stiel L., Soret, S., & Montgomery, S. B. (2017). Geographic patterns of change over time in mammography: Differences between Black and White U.S. Medicare enrollees. Cancer Epidemiology, 46, 57-65.
  • Teteh, D., Lee, J., Montgomery, S., Wilson, C. (2017). Validity of self-reported high blood pressure among Black and White Seventh-day Adventists. International Journal of Health Sciences and Research, 7(7), 212-220.
  • Teteh, D., Lee, J., Montgomery, S., Wilson, C. (2017). Working together with God: Religious coping        and perceived discrimination on hypertension. Manuscript accepted for publication; Health Psychology.
  • Teteh, D. K., Montgomery, S. B., Monice, S., Stiel, L., Clark, P. Y., & Mitchell, E. (2017). My crown       and glory: Community, identity, culture and Black women’s concerns of hair product-related breast cancer risk. Cogent Arts & Humanities, 4:1345297.https://doi.org/10.1080/23311983.2017.1345297
  • Alemi, Q., Stempel, C., Koga, P. M., Smith, V., Danis, D., Baek, K., & Montgomery, S. (2017). Determinants of health care service utilization among first generation Afghan migrants in Istanbul. International Journal of Environmental and Public Health, 14, 201. doi. 10.3390/ijerph402020201. 
  • Spencer-Hwang R, Soret S, Valladares J, Torres X, Pasco-Rubio M, Dougherty M, Kim W, and Montgomery SB. "Strategic Partnerships for Change in an Environmental Justice Community: ENRRICH Study." Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, Action. 2016.
  • Roberts LR, Montgomery SB. "Mindfulness-based Intervention for Perinatal Grief in Rural India: Improved Mental Health at 12 Months Follow-up." Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 2016 DOI: 10.1080/01612840.2016.1236864.
  • Sanchez TW, Zhang G, Li J, Dai L, Mirshahidi S, Wall NR, Yates C, Wilson C, Montgomery S, Zhang JY, Casiano CA. Immunoproteomic profiling in African American men with prostate cancer: evidence for an autoantibody response to glycolysis and plasminogen-associated proteins. Molecular and Cellular Proteomics. 2016 Oct. 14.
  • Alemi Q, James S, Montgomery SB. (2016). Contextualizing Afghan refugee views of depression through narratives of trauma, resettlement stress, and coping. Transcultural Psychiatry, 53(5), 630-653.
  • Alemi Q, Stempel C, Baek K, Lares L, Villa P, Danis D, Montgomery SB. Impact of Post-Migration Living Difficulties on the Mental Health of Afghan Migrants Residing in Istanbul." International Journal of Population Research, accepted 8/16.
  • Dos Santos H, Bredehoft Dinhluu M, Gonzalez FM, SB Montgomery (2016). Exercise Video Games and Exercise Self-Efficacy in Children. Global Pediatric Health: Volume 3: 1–6. DOI: 10.1177/2333794X16644139.
  • Roberts LR and Montgomery SB. (2016) "Mindfulness-based Intervention for Perinatal Grief Education and Reduction among Poor Women in Chhattisgarh, India: a Pilot Study," Interdisciplinary Journal of Best Practices in Global Development: Vol. 2, Article 1.
  • Laura S, Adkins-Jackson PB, Clark P, Mitchell E, Montgomery SB. A Review of Hair Product use on Breast Cancer Risk in African American Women. Cancer Medicine, January 2016.
  • Roberts LR, Mann SK, Montgomery SB. Mental health and socio-cultural determinants in an Asian-Indian community. Journal of Health Promotion and Maintenance. 2016 Family & Community Health in the Journal of Health Promotion & Maintenance, special issue on Immigrant Health. DOI: 10.1097/FCH.0000000000000087.
  • Spencer-Hwang R, Soret S, Rizzo N and Montgomery SB. (2016) Gender Differences in Respiratory Health of School Children Exposed to Railyard-Generated Air Pollution: The ENRRICH Study. Journal of Environmental Health: Vol 78.6 p.8-16
  • Roberts LR, Montgomery SB (2016). India’s Distorted Sex Ratio: Dire Consequences for Girls, Journal of Christian Nursing, 33(1), E7-E15.
  • Roberts L, Mann S, Montgomery SB. (2016). Depression, A Hidden Mental Health Disparities in an Asian Indian Immigrant Community, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. (Special Issue: Proceedings from the NIH 2014 Minority Health & Health Disparities Grantees’ Conference) 13 (1); doi:10.3390/ijerph13010027.
  • Laura S, Adkins-Jackson PB, Clark P, Mitchell E, Montgomery SB. A Review of Hair Product use on Breast Cancer Risk in African American Women. Cancer Medicine, January 2016.
  • Emerson ND, Distelberg B, Morell ER, Williams-Reade J, Tapanes D, Montgomery SB (2015). Quality of Life and School Absenteeism in Children with Chronic Illness. The Journal of School Nursing. DOI: 10.1177/1059840515615401.
  • Roberts LR & Montgomery SB. (2015). Mindfulness-based Intervention for Perinatal Grief after Stillbirth in Rural India. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 36:222–230, DOI: 10.3109/01612840.2014.962676.
  • Roberts LR, Montgomery SB (2016).  India’s Distorted Sex Ratio: Dire Consequences for Girls, Journal of Christian Nursing, 33(1), E7-E15.
  • Roberts LR, Schuh H, Sherzai D, Belliard JC, Montgomery SB. (2015) Exploring Experiences and Perceptions of Aging and Cognitive Decline across Diverse Racial and Ethnic Groups. Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine. DOI: 10.1177/2333721415596101.
  • Sanchez T, Montgomery SB, Wilson C, Zhang J, Casiano CA Diagnostic Utility of Tumor Associated Autoantigen Panels for Autoantibody Profiling in Cancer: Recent Advances and Future Directions. Autoantigen, Autoantibodies, and Autoimmunity, vol 10, proceedings of the 12th Dresden Symposium on Autoantibodies, September 2015, Dresden, Germany.
  • Montgomery SB, De Borba-Silva M, Singh P, dos Santos H, Jaykarian J, Brink T (2015) Exploring Demographic and Substance Use Correlates of Hookah Use in a Sample of Southern California Community. California Journal of Health Promotion, Vol 13(1), 26-37.
  • Freeman K, James S, Mayo D, Montgomery SB. Outpatient Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Adolescents Engaged in Deliberate Self-Harm: Conceptual and Methodological Consideration. Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal. DOI 10.1007/s10560-015-0412-6.
  • Alemi Q, James S, Montgomery SB. Contextualizing Afghan Refugee Views of Depression through Narratives of Trauma, Resettlement Stress, and Coping. The Journal of Transcultural Psychiatry. May 2015.
  • Tapanes D, Distelberg B, Williams-Reade J., Montgomery SB. MEND Biopsychosocial Intervention for Pediatric Chronic Illness (2015). Journal of Family Psychotherapy. 26, p 3-8. DOI: 10.1080/08975353.2015.
  • Spencer-Hwang R, Soret S, Knutsen S, Shavlik D, Beeson, W.L, Ghamsary M, Kim W, Montgomery SB. Respiratory Health Risks for Children Living Near a Major Railyard. Journal of Community Health. 2015 Apr 19.
  • Hilton T, Herring P, Gamboa-Maldonado T, Bahjri K, Sinclair R, McLaughlin B, Montgomery SB. Perceived Attitudes and Staff Roles of Community-based Outpatient Clinics in Natural Disaster Management; Federal Practitioner, 8, 2015, 12-19.
  • Reinsma KR, Bolima N, Fonteh F, Okwen P, Yota D, Siapco G, Montgomery SB. Bobbi Be Best: The development and evaluation of an audio program and discussion guide to promote exclusive breastfeeding in Cameroon, Central Africa. Global Health Promotion, Vol0 (0): 1-13. 2015 DOI: 10.1177/1757975914556786 http://ghp.sagepub.com.
  • Spencer-Hwang R, Soret S, Dougherty M, Valladares J, Rangel S, Gleason P, Montgomery SB. Residential perspective on life near a major railyard in San Bernardino, California: The ENRRICH Study. Journal of Environmental Health, Vol 77, No 2, September, 2014.
  • James S, Freeman KR, Mayo D, Riggs M, Morgan JP, Schaepper M, Montgomery SB. Does Insurance Matter Implementing Dialectical Behavior Therapy with Two Groups of Youth Engaged in Deliberate Self-Harm Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research. DOI 10.1007/s10488-014-0588-7.
  • Spencer-Hwang R, Soret S, Halsted L, Dougherty M, Valladares J, Rangel S, Youssef C, Gamboa-Maldonado T, Montgomery SB. Making Human Subject Protection Training Community Responsive: Experiences Delivering on the CBPR Promise. Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, 2014 Summer;8(2):215-24. doi: 10.1353/cpr.2014.0031.
  • Herring P, Butler T, Hall S, Bennett H, Montgomery SB, Fraser G. Recruiting and motivating black subjects to complete a lengthy survey in a large cohort study: an exploration of different strategies. BMC Medical Research Methodology. April 2014.
  • Distelberg B, Williams-Reade J, Tapanes D, Montgomery SB, Pandit M. Evaluation of a Family Systems Approach to Managing Pediatric Chronic Illness: Managing Each New Direction (MEND). Family Process. DOI:10.1111/famp.12066. April 2014.
  • Roberts LR, Montgomery, SB. (2014). Abstract; Mindfulness Intervention for Perinatal Grief: A Pilot and Feasibility Study in Rural India. STTI. 02.01.03.042.
  • Lino, S., Hopp-Marshak, H., Herring, P., Belliard, J., Hilliard, C., Campell, D., Montgomery, S. Using the theory of planned behavior to explore attitudes and beliefs about dietary supplements among HIV-positive Black women. (2014) Complementary Therapies in Medicine. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ctim.2014.03.002.
  • Salud, M.C., Hopp Marshak, H, Natto, Z.S., Montgomery SB (2013). Exploring HIV-testing intentions in young Asian/Pacific Islander (API) women as it relates to acculturation, theory of gender and power (TGP), and the AIDS risk reduction model (ARRM). AIDS Care.
  • Herring P, Butler T, Hall SL, Bennett H, Montgomery SB, Fraser GE. An Exploration of Different Methods to Promote the Enrollment of Black Subjects to a Large Cohort Study. BMC Public Health. September 2013.
  • Arthur K, Belliard J, Hardin S, Knecht K, Chen C, Montgomery SB. Reasons to use and disclose use of complementary medicine use-An insight from cancer patients. (2013). Cancer and Clinical Oncology, 2(2), 81-92.
  • James S, McField E, Montgomery SB. Risk Factor Profiles among Intravenous Drug Using Young Adults: A Latent Class Analysis (LCA) Approach. Addictive Behaviors, 2013 March; 38(3):1804–1811. doi:10.1016/j.addbeh.2012.09.002.
  • Spencer-Hwang R, Soret S, Knutsen S, Shavlik D, Beeson, W.L, Ghamsary M and Montgomery S.  Schoolchildren’s Respiratory Health and Proximity to a Major Goods Movement Railyard: The ENRRICH Project. Environmental Health Perspectives Journal, 2013.

Recent Presentations

  • Gaede, D, Arechiga, Buckles B, A, Fremann K, Montgomery S.B. Acosta, E. CRM: Application for trauma recovery and personal and community restoration. Presented at the APHA 2017 Annual Meeting & Expo (Nov. 4 - Nov. 8).
  • Gaede, D, Buckles B, Fremann K, Arechiga, A, Acosta E, Turay P, Montgomery S.B. Faith and Spirituality as Resources for Recovery in Post Ebola Sierra Leone. To be presented at the APHA 2017 Annual Meeting & Expo (Nov. 4 - Nov. 8).
  • Smith R, Montgomery S.B., Wilson C. One Love: Let's Get Together and Be Alright! One Accord for Sexual Socialization of Foster Youth. Presented at the APHA 2017 Annual Meeting & Expo (Nov. 4 - Nov. 8).
  • Lewis, C, Montgomery S.B., Gamboa-Maldonado T, Belliard J.C., Nelson, A.  Perceptions and Workforce Expectations of Clinical Community Health Workers: A Needs Assessment for Clinical Integration. Presented at the APHA 2017 Annual Meeting & Expo (Nov. 4 - Nov. 8).
  • Lee L, Belliard J.C., Montgomery S.B. Employers/employees and community health workers: Ready for workforce integration? Presented at the APHA 2017 Annual Meeting & Expo (Nov. 4 - Nov. 8).
  • Yousuf S, Spencer Hwang, R, Pasco-Rubio M, Montgomery S.B. Impact of Ambient Air Pollution on Respiratory Health Outcomes Among School Children Residing in Areas with Air Quality Challenges: Does Age Matter? Presented at the APHA 2017 Annual Meeting & Expo (Nov. 4 - Nov. 8).
  • Teteh, D., Montgomery, S.B., Clark, P., & Mitchel, E. (2017, November) Endocrine-disrupting    chemicals, hair products, and breast cancer risk for Black women in Southern California.  Presented at the 12th Annual Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Program (BCERP) Meetings, Monrovia, CA
  • Baek, K.,   Mann, SK., Ortiz, L., Alemi, Q., & Montgomery, S.B. (8/2017) Exploring Mental Health Perspective among Korean-American Community Leaders and Service Providers. Poster Presented at 16th Annual Loma Linda University Health Disparities Research Symposium, Loma Linda, CA
  • Kaur, HP. Mann, SK., Baek, K., & Montgomery, S.B. (8/2017) Aging & Mild Cognitive Impairment Exploring Cognitive Health Awareness and Needs Among Diverse Older Adults. Poster Presented at 16th Annual Loma Linda University Health Disparities Research Symposium, Loma Linda, CA
  • Mann, SK., Baek, K., Mann, RK., Montgomery SN., & Montgomery S.B. (8/2017) Cross Cultural Aging Experiences, Sleep Quality and Depression. Poster Presented at 16th Annual Loma Linda University Health Disparities Research Symposium, Loma Linda, CA.
  • Randhawa, A., Mann, SK., Mann, RK., Roberts L., & Montgomery, S.B. (8/2017) Impact of Language Preference on Life Satisfaction Among Punjabi Sikh Men in California. Poster Presented at 16th Annual Loma Linda University Health Disparities Research Symposium, Loma Linda, CA.
  • Randhawa, NK., Mann, SK., Randhawa, AS., Roberts, L., & Montgomery, S.B. (8/2017) Reproductive Decision-Making and Religious Coping among Punjabi Sikhs in California. Poster Presented at 16th Annual Loma Linda University Health Disparities Research Symposium, Loma Linda, CA.
  • Montgomery, CR., Malika, N., Brar, S., Montgomery, SN., & Montgomery S.B., Belliard, JC. (8/2017) Desert Highland Gateway Community Youth Risk Behavior Survey; Exploring Risks Associated with the 'School to Prison Pipeline'. Poster Presented at 17th Annual Loma Linda University Health Disparities Research Symposium, Loma Linda, CA.
  • Soret, C., Mann, SK., & Montgomery, S.B. (8/2017) Family Planning Methods in Huánuco, Peru; Machismo and Misconceptions. Poster Presented at 17th Annual Loma Linda University Health Disparities Research Symposium, Loma Linda, CA
  • Chera, GK,.Mann, SK., Mann, RK., Chara, RK., Roberts, L., & Montgomery, S.B. (8/2017) Gender Differences In Anxiety Rates Among Punjabi Sikh Asian-Indians In California. Poster Presented at 16th Annual Loma Linda University Health Disparities Research Symposium, Loma Linda, CA
  • Chara, RK., Mann, SK., Randhawa, NK., Roberts, L., & Montgomery, S.B. (8/2017) Does Living in A Joint Family Impact Life Satisfaction of Punjabi Women? Poster Presented at 16th Annual Loma Linda University Health Disparities Research Symposium, Loma Linda, CA
  • Montgomery, SN., Mann, SK., Montgomery, CR., Brar, S., & Montgomery, S.B. (8/2017) Exploring Cognitive Health Needs, Perceptions and Barriers to Resource Seeking among Spanish vs. Bilingual Language Orientation in Hispanic Older Adults. Poster Presented at 16th Annual Loma Linda University Health Disparities Research Symposium, Loma Linda, CA
  • Woods-Burnham, L., Cajigas-Du Ross, C. K., Love, A., Basu, A., Sanchez, E. S., Stiel, L., Montgomery, S.B., Wilson, C., Roy, S., & Casiano, C. A. (2017, August). Glucocorticoid-mediated upregulation of stress oncoproteins associated with chemoresistance: Implications for prostate cancer health disparities. Presented at the meeting of the Loma Linda University Annual Health Disparities      Research Symposium, Loma Linda, CA.  
  • Woods-Burnham, L., Cajigas-Du Ross, C. K., Love, A., Basu, A., Sanchez, E. S., Stiel, L., Montgomery, S.B., Wilson, C., Roy, S., & Casiano, C. A. (2017, August). Glucocorticoid-mediated upregulation of stress oncoproteins associated with chemoresistance: Implications for prostate cancer health disparities. Presented at AACR Annual Conference, Washington D.C., April 2017
  • Woods-Burnham, L., Stiel, L., Wilson, C., Montgomery, S.B., & Casiano, C. A. (June, 2017). Physician consultations, prostate cancer knowledge, and PSA screening in African American men: Are the conversations effective? Presented at the meeting of the Annual Caribbean Studies Association Conference, Nassau, Bahamas.
  • Woods-Burnham, L., Cajigas-Du Ross, C. K., Love, A., Basu, A., Sanchez, E. S., Stiel, L., Montgomery, S.B., Wilson, C., Roy, S., & Casiano, C. A. (2017, April). Glucocorticoid-mediated upregulation of stress oncoproteins: Implications for prostate cancer health disparities. Presented at the meeting of the AACR Annual Conference, Washington, D.C.
  • Sanchez TW, Zhang G, Li J, Liping D, Mirshahidi S, Wall NR, Yates C, Wilson C, Montgomery S, Zhang JY, Casiano CA. Immunoproteomic profiling in African American men with prostate cancer: evidence for an autoimmune response to glycolytic enzymes. 2016, AACR Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA.
  • Sanchez TW, Zhang G, Li J, Liping D, Mirshahidi S, Kellow R, Wall NR, Yates C, Wilson C, Montgomery S, Zhang JY, Casiano CA. Differential autoimmune response to glycolysis and plasminogen antigens from aggressive prostate cancer cells in African American and European American men with prostate cancer. 2016, AACR Annual Health Disparities Meeting in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Abstract Submitted.
  • Gamboa-Maldonado T, Fajardo A, Joachim-Celestin M, Duran JC, Montgomery SB. Vida Vibrante-A community-health worker led diabetes prevention and self-management intervention for Latinos. Panel presented at the 144st American Public Health Association Annual Meeting the October 29 - November 2, 2016, Denver, CO.
  • Omogbai C, Monice S, Turner B, Montgomery SB. Beauty Products: Do Black Women Perceive A Risk for Breast Cancer? Poster presented at the 144st American Public Health Association Annual Meeting the October 29 - November 2, 2016 Denver, CO.
  • Joachim-Celestin M, Montgomery SB, Dos Santos H, Ghamsary M, Gamboa T. Investigating the readiness of Latino adults to adopt diabetes preventive behaviors. Roundtable presented at the 144st American Public Health Association Annual Meeting the October 29 - November 2, 2016 Denver, CO.
  • Teteh D, Monice S, Montgomery SB, Turner B, Clark P, Mitchel E. I have cancer, but it is not my time to die: Fatalism and breast cancer for African women living in the United States Poster presented at the 144st American Public Health Association Annual Meeting the October 29 - November 2, 2016 Denver, CO.
  • Reed RN, Stiel L, Montgomery SB. Discriminatory Experiences and Their Effect on Mammogram Screenings in Black Women. Poster presented at 144st American Public Health Association Annual Meeting the October 29 - November 2, 2016 Denver, CO.
  • Baek K, Mann SK, Qais A, Montgomery SB. Quality of Life, Optimism, and Health Status in a Low-Income Community in Southern California 144st American Public Health Association Annual Meeting Presented at the October 29 - November 2, 2016 Denver, CO.
  • Gamboa-Maldonado T, Belliard JC, Montgomery SB. Promotor Academy-a Community Academic Partnership: Methods for training and equipping CHWs to address specific populations. Roundtable presented at the 144st American Public Health Association Annual Meeting the October 29 - November 2, 2016 Denver, CO.
  • Roberts L, Montgomery SB. Addressing stillbirth in India and why men must be included. Poster presented at the 144st American Public Health Association Annual Meeting at the October 29 - November 2, 2016 Denver, CO.
  • Montgomery S, Distelberg B, An Exploration in Research: The Behavioral Health Institute and the Behavioral Medicine Center at Loma Linda University Department of Psychiatry/School of Behavioral Health Grand Rounds Presentation with BHi Shares October 2016, Loma Linda, CA.
  • Buckles B, Montgomery SB. Community Resilience Model (CRM) & Mental Health First Aid and other Approaches to Deal With Trauma in Low Resource Settings. Invited Guest for Topical Discussion- World Health Organization October 2016 Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Alido A, Villalpando L., Clayton B, Ballinger R, Freeman K. Montgomery SB, James  S. (2016, August). Predictors of dropout among suicidal adolescents in group therapy. Poster presented at the Annual Health Disparities Research Symposium, Loma Linda, CA. 
  • Nwosu J, Herman S, Ballinger R, Turner B, Freeman, K, Montgomery SB. (2016, August). Influencers of adolescent depression and Stage 2 DBT readiness. Poster presented at the Annual Health Disparities Research Symposium, Loma Linda, CA.
  • Emerson ND, Distelberg B, Tapanes D, Gavaza P, Brown W, Shah H, Williams-Reade J, Montgomery SB. (April, 2016). Cost-benefit of a family systems intervention for managing pediatric chronic illness. Poster to be presented at the 96th Annual Western Psychological Association Conference, Long Beach, CA. Abstract Submitted.
  • Obenaus A, Arechiga A, Montgomery SB, Freeman K. Trauma Resiliency Biomarker Research.  Creating Peace and Eliminating Conflict in your Life and Home. Rotary World Peace Conference January 2016, Ontario, CA
  • Alemi Q, Baek K, Siddiq H, Montgomery SB (2016). “Effect of perceived discrimination on depressive symptoms in 1st- and 2nd-generation Afghan-Americans. Presentation for 76th Society for Applied Anthropology, Session on Dietary and Health Issues among Refugees, Vancouver, BC.
  • Tapanes D, Distelberg B, Williams-Reade J, Pandit M, Montgomery SB (2015): MEND: A multi-dimensional Family Systems Based Approach to Pediatric Chronic Illness. Presentation at the National Council on Family Relations. Vancouver BC.
  • Distelberg B, Tapanes D, Emerson N, Williams-Reade J, Montgomery SB, Pandit M (2015): Pilot Study Outcomes of MEND: Family Based Approach to Pediatric Chronic Illness. Paper presented at the National Council on Family Relations. Vancouver BC.

Community Engagement

  • External Review Board Member, University of California, Riverside, School of Medicine, Center for Healthy Communities (2015-present)
  • Loma Linda University International Behavioral Health Trauma Team (2013-present)
  • Riverside First Five (community asthma prevention project) (2012-present)
  • Desert Highland Gateway Health & Wellness Committee, Desert Health Care District/Foundation (2012-present)
  • Loma Linda University Institute for Community Partnerships (2011-present)
  • Healthy Heritage Movement (2010-present)
  • Quinn Community Outreach Services (2010-present)
  • Board Member, KERUS Global Education (2010-present)
  • College of Reviewers, and reviewer for special initiatives, National Institute for Health, Department of Health and Human Services (2010-present)
  • Consultant and Evaluator, Riverside-San Bernardino County Indian Health, Inc. (teen pregnancy prevention and life skills education programs) (2008-present)
  • Consultant and Evaluator, Chino Valley Unified School District (alcohol, tobacco, and drug prevention) (2007-present)
  • El Sol Neighborhood Community Services (2005-present)
  • Kansas Avenue SDA and Brooklyn SDA Churches (men's health fairs with an emphasis on prostate cancer prevention) (2012-2013)