Susanne Montgomery, PhD, MPH, MS

Associate Dean for Research, School of Behavioral Health
Director of Research, Behavioral Health Institute
Head, Division of Interdisciplinary Studies
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

  • 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 and Presentations

Publications

  • Malika, Nipher, Granillo, C, Irnai, C, Belliard J, Montgomery, S. B. (2021). Chronic Absenteeism: Risks and Protective Factors Among Low-Income, Minority Children and Adolescents. Accepted, Journal of School Health.
  • Joachim-Célestin, M., Chara, R., and Montgomery, S.B. (2021). Living near an Immigration Detention Center: impact on Latinas' health. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10903-021-01219-2.
  • Alemi, Q, Mefom, E, Montgomery, SB, Koga, PM, Stempel, C, & Reimann, JO. (2021). Acculturative stress, stigma, and mental health challenges: emic perspectives from Somali young adults in San Diego county's 'Little Mogadishu', Ethnicity & Health. DOI: 10.1080/13557858.2021.1910930.
  • Alhusseini, N, Banta J, Oh, J, Montgomery SB. (2021). Social Media Use for health purposes by Chronic Diseases patients in the United States. Saudi J Med Sci 2021;9:XX-XX. Published by Wolters Kluwer – Medknow. DOI:10.4103/sjmms.sjmms_262_20.
  • Roberts LR, Renati, Sj, Solomon S, Montgomery SB. (2021). Perinatal Grief Among Poor Rural and Urban Women in Central India. International Journal of Women’s Health, Volume 13, pages 305-315.
  • Malika N, Roberts LR, Alemi Q, Casiano CA, and Montgomery S. (2021). Ethnic Differences among Black Men in Prostate Cancer Knowledge and Screening: A Mixed Methods Study. J. Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities. 1-2.
  • Woods-Burnham L, Stiel L, Martinez SR, Sanchez-Hernandez ES, Ruckle HC, Almaguel FA, Stern MC, Roberts LR, Williams DR, Montgomery SB, and Casiano CA. (2020). Psychosocial stress, glucocorticoid signaling, and prostate cancer health disparities. Cancer Health Disparities 4:e1-e30.
  • Alhusseini, N, Banta, J.E., Oh, J., Montgomery, S.B. (2020). Understanding the Use of Electronics to Seek Personal Health Information among Adults in the United States. Cureus Journal: Saudi Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences.
  • Malika, Nipher, Ogundimu, Oyinkansola; Robets Lisa Casiano Carlos, Montgomery, S. B. (2020) African Immigrant Health: Prostate Cancer Attitudes and Perceptions. American Journal of Men's Health 14(4), DOI: 10.1177/1557988320945465/ ID: AJMH-2020-03-060.R1).
  • Villalpando, LS, McReynolds, CJ, Lee, G, Montgomery SB, Vermeersch D. (2020). An examination of Attentional Processes in Adults with Self-reported PTDF symptoms, NeuroRegulation 7(4), 142-155. DOI: https://doi.org/10.15540/nr.7.4.142.
  • Teteh, DK., Chan, M., Turner, B., Hedgeman, B., Ericson, M., Clark, P., Mitchell, E., Barrett, E., Llanos, A., Kittles, R., Montgomery, S.B. (2020). Heavy is the head that wears the crown: Black men’s perspective on harmful effects of hair product use and breast cancer risk. American Journal of Men’s Health, 14(6), 1-14.
  • Roberts LR, Renati S, Solomon S, Montgomery SB. (2020). Women and Infertility in a Pronatalist Culture: Mental Health in the Slums of Mumbai. Int J Women’s Health, Nov 6;12:993-1003. doi: 10.2147/IJWH.S273149. eCollection 2020.
  • Ramadan, M.M., Banta, J.E., Bahjri, K., & Montgomery, S.B. (2020). Marijuana users are likely to report opioid misuse among adults over 50 years in a representative sample of the United States (2002–2014), Journal of Addictive Diseases. https://doi.org/10.1080/10550887.2020.1816117.
  • Baek, K., Oritz, L., Alemi, Q., Mann, S., Kumar, A., & Montgomery, S. (2020). Factors influencing formal and informal resource utilization for mental distress among Korean Americans in southern California. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. July 17, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10903-020-01050-1L.
  • Alemi, Q., Stempel, C., & Montgomery S.B. (2020). Prevalence and social determinants of tobacco use in Afghanistan. International Health. DOI: 10.1093/inthealth/ihaa010.
  • Lares LA, Montgomery, SB. (2020). Psychosocial Needs of Released Long-Term Incarcerated Older Adults. Criminal Justice Review. Volume: 45 issue: 3, page(s): 358-377. Article first published online: March 26, 2020; Issue published: September 1, 2020.
  • KN Arthur, KN, Knutsen, SF, R Spencer-Hwang, R, D Shavlik, D, Montgomery, SB. (2019). Health-Predictive Social-Environmental Stressors & Social Buffers are Place-Based - A Multi-Level Example from San Bernardino Communities. Journal of Primary Care & Community Health, doi: 10.1177/2150132719835627.
  • Dos Santos, H, Pereira Reis, W, Cramer, S, Wilson, C, Montgomery, SB. (2019). Impact of a Funded (Sponsored) Versus an Unfunded Clinical Weight Management Program on Obesity. The Journal of Applied Sciences Research 5(3): 21-31, 2019; Published Online ISSN: 2383-2215.
  • Deshields, S., Joachim Celestin, M., Lara, M., Miller, L.M., DaCosta Davis, S.S., Montgomery, SB., & Clarke, C. (2019). Intention to Implement a Healthy Lifestyle: Does Acculturation Make a Difference? Journal of Quality in Health Care & Economics.
  • Williams-Reade, J. M., Tapanes, D., Distelberg, B. J., & Montgomery, S. (2019). Pediatric Chronic Illness Management: A Qualitative Dyadic Analysis of Adolescent Patient and Parent Illness Narratives. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy.
  • Miller, L., Joachim-Célestin, M., Lara, M., Deshields, S., DaCosta Davis, S., Montgomery, S., & Clarke, C. (2019). Acculturation, Familial Support, and Unhealthful Dietary Patterns: Evaluating Notable Trends in a Latino Population. Harvard Public Health Review 23.
  • Clark, C, Celestine C, Rae, B, Lara M, Montgomery SB. (2019). Immigration to the US: The Insidious Health Risk Factor, Journal of Health Science 7. doi: 10.17265/2328-7136/2019.00.000.
  • Clarke, C., Joachim-Célestin, M., Lara, M, Rea, B., and Montgomery, SB. (2019). Diabetes, Obesity and its Root Causes: A Latino Perspective. Diabetes and Obesity International Journal, Vol. 4, Issue 3. DOI: 10.23880/doij-1600021.
  • Alemi, Q., Stempel, C., & Montgomery SB. (2020). Prevalence and social determinants of tobacco use in Afghanistan. International Health. DOI: 10.1093/inthealth/ihaa010.
  • Lee, L, Montgomery SB, Gamboa-Maldonado, T, Nelson A, Belliard JC. (2019). Perceptions of organizational readiness for training and implementation of clinic-based community health workers, Journal of Health Organization and Management. https://doi.org/10.1108/JHOM-06-2018-0158.
  • Clark, C, Celestine C, Rae, B, Lara M, Montgomery SB. Immigration To The US: The Insidious Health Risk Factor, Journal Of Health Science 7(2019) doi: 10.17265/2328-7136/2019.00.000.
  • Dede Teteh, Jerry Lee, Susanne Montgomery, Colwick Wilson. Working together with God: Religious Coping, Perceived Discrimination, and Hypertension; Journal of Religion and Health; Published online: 24 April, 2019: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10943-019-00822-w.
  • Alemi, Q., Montgomery, S.B., Smith V., Fisher, C., Stempel V., Koga, P. M., Taylor, B., Fisher C. Examining help-seeking patterns within modern and traditional resources for support in Afghanistan. Intervention Journal of Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Conflict Affected Areas; 201; 16(3) 215-221.
  • Woods-Burnham, L., Cajigas-Du Ross, K.C., Love, A., Basu, A., Sanchez-Hernandez, E.S., Martinez, S.R., Ortiz-Hernández, G.L., Stiel, S., Durán, A.M., Wilson, C., Montgomery, S.B., Roy, S., & Casiano, C.A. (2018). Glucocorticoids Induce Stress Oncoproteins Associated with Therapy-Resistance in African American and European American Prostate Cancer Cells. Scientific Reports (2018) 8:15063 | DOI:10.1038/s41598-018-33150-2.
  • Roberts, L., Wilson, C., Stiel, L., Casiano, C., & Montgomery S.B. (2018). Barriers influencing prostate cancer screening among high risk Black men. Accepted, The Journal for Nurse Practitioners; Volume 14, Issue 9, October 2018.
  • Arthur, KN, Spencer-Hwang, R, Knutsen, S, Shavlik, D, Soret S., Montgomery, S.B. (2018). Are Perceptions of Community Safety Associated with Respiratory Illness Among a Low-Income, Minority Adult Population? BMC Public Health, September 3. 2018, 18:1089 https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-018-5933-4.
  • Alemi, Q., Smith V. Stempel V., Montgomery, S.B. (2018). What's keeping some from seeking asylum? A field report exploring determinants and implications for fostering a social contract for young people in Afghanistan. The Journal of International Development. DOI:10.1002/jid.3401
  • Lewis C., Belliard, J.C., Gamboa-Maldonado T., Nelson, A., Montgomery S.B. (2018). Patient and perceptions of community health worker clinical integration, Journal of Community Health. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10900-018-0566-1 
  • Alemi, Q., Montgomery, S.B., Stempel. C (2018) A Qualitative Study Exploring the Psychosocial Needs of Male Undocumented Afghan Migrants in Istanbul, Turkey. 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 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 Preventionhttps://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. (2017). Prostate Cancer Screening among Black Men. Manuscript accepted for publication to ASJSUR.
  • 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 Epidemiology46, 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 Research7(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 & Humanities4:1345297. 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. (2016). A Review of Hair Product use on Breast Cancer Risk in African American Women. Cancer Medicine, January 2016.

Presentations

  • Hewlett, B, Lister Z, Montgomery SB. Addressing Perceived Stress and Burnout in Healthcare Providers: Piloting a Low Dose Guided Self Help Intervention in an Inpatient Hospital Setting. CFHA, Philadelphia, 10/2020.
  • Rao, R, D, Teteh, D, et l and Montgomery, S.B. Associations of characteristics of hair dye and relaxer use with tumor clinicopathologic features among Black and White women with breast cancer. (2020) Virtual poster at AACR Virtual Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities.
  • Montgomery S.B. et al. COVID-19 through an international lense: Lessons for now and beyond. United Service to Africa Webinar, 9/6/2020.
  • Baek, K., Freeman, K., & Montgomery, S.B. (2020, October). Evaluation of the community resiliency training innovation project in San Bernardino County. Paper presented at the Meetings of the 148th Annual American Public Health Association Conference, San Francisco, CA. Presented online due to COVID-19.
  • Freeman, K, Baeck K, Montgomery, SB. Effectiveness and sustainability of a community-based mental health wellness program in Sierra Leone. Paper presented at the Meetings of the 148th Annual American Public Health Association Conference, San Francisco, CA. Presented online due to COVID-19.
  • Lister, Z., Freeman, K., Baek, K., Ngo, M., Chia, D., Montgomery, S. B. (2020, October). Implementation of a wellness program within a large healthcare facility. Paper presented at the Meetings of the 148th Annual American Public Health Association Conference, San Francisco, CA. Presented online due to COVID-19.
  • Ngo, M., Freeman, K., Baek, K., Truong, S., Lister Z., & Montgomery, S.B. (2020, October). Impact of a low-dose wellness intervention on decreasing stress among healthcare professionals. Paper presented at the Meetings of the 148th Annual American Public Health Association Conference, San Francisco, CA. Presented online due to COVID-19.
  • Truong, S., Baek, K., Freeman, K., & Montgomery, S.B. (2020, October). Evaluating the effectiveness of the community resiliency model intervention on veterans. Paper presented at the Meetings of the 148th Annual American Public Health Association Conference, San Francisco, CA. Presented on-line due to COVID-19
  • Chia, D., Ngo, M., Baek, K., Freeman, K., & Montgomery, S.B. (2020, August). Effect of low-dose intervention on burnout for healthcare professionals in clinical settings. Poster presented at the meeting of the 128th Annual American Psychological Association Conference, Washington, D. C.
  • Truong, S., Baek, K., Freeman, K., Huelett, B., Ngo, M., & Montgomery, S.B. (2020, August). Analyzing the impact of a low-dosage intervention for PTSD symptoms among healthcare professionals. Poster presented at the meeting of the 128th Annual American Psychological Association Conference, Washington, D.C.
  • Montgomery, S.B. Community Resilience Model research—application in the Adventist context; Research results from a Mindfulness based intervention for perinatal grief. Presented at the Spicer University, International Research Workshop, Pune, Maharashtra State, India (8/14/2019).
  • Baek, K., Mann, S., Alemi, Q., Kumar, A., Ortiz, L., Evans, C., Montgomery, S.B. (11/2019). Factors that Impact the Mental Health of Korean American Church Leaders in Southern California. American Public Health Association (APHA) 2019 Annual Meeting & Expo, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Montgomery S.B. Using a resilience approach to deliver comprehensive behavioral health interventions: introducing the Community Resiliency Model (CRM). NK College University of Mumbai, Symposium of Holistic Health, Mumbai, Maharashtra India (8/20/19).
  • Montgomery S.B. The IRB Process and Research Experience. Presented at the Spicer University, International Research Workshop, Pune, Maharashtra State, India (8/14/2019).
  • Chera, R., Kumar, A., Mann, S., Chera, G., Baek, K., Singh, R., Roberts, L.R. and Montgomery, S.B. (11/2019). Exploring Punjabi Sikh Asian Indian Women's Gender Role Experiences in Southern California. American Public Health Association (APHA) 2019 Annual Meeting & Expo, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Dede, T., Clark, P., Mitchell, E., Kittles, R., Montgomery, S. B. (11/2019). A CBPR perspective on creating healthier Black communities. American Public Health Association (APHA) 2019 Annual Meeting & Expo, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Joachim-Celestin, M., and Montgomery, S. B. (11/2019). Community health worker-led intervention reduces depression and anxiety. American Public Health Association (APHA) 2019 Annual Meeting & Expo, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Joachim-Celestin, M., Montgomery, S.B., and Clarke, C. (11/2019). Weight perception among overweight and obese Latino women. American Public Health Association (APHA) 2019 Annual Meeting & Expo, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Lara, M., Joachim-Celestin, M., Soret, C., Clarke, C., Montgomery, S.B., and Chara, R. (11/2019). Co-learning of Medical Students and Community Health Workers Results in a Unique Approach to Lifestyle Improvements for Obese Latinos. American Public Health Association (APHA) 2019 Annual Meeting & Expo, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Lares, L. & Montgomery, S.B. (11/2019). Psychosocial Needs of Released Long-Term Incarcerated Older Adults. American Public Health Association (APHA) 2019 Annual Meeting & Expo, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Malika, N., Alemi, Q., Montgomery, S.B., Ortiz, L., Belliard, J.C., (11/2019). Effect of Sleep on Severe Mental Distress as moderated by discrimination, safety and bullying: A cross-sectional study of adolescents in a low-income minority school district. American Public Health Association (APHA) 2019 Annual Meeting & Expo, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Malika, N., Roberts, L., Casiano, C., Wilson, C., Montgomery, S.B. (11/2019). Prostate Cancer DRE Screening Intentions and medical distrust among African American and Caribbean Black men. American Public Health Association (APHA) 2019 Annual Meeting & Expo, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Malika., N., Medina, B., Murrieta, H., Belliard, JC., Montgomery, S. (2019). Chronic Absenteeism: What causes low-income minority students to miss school? Poster session presented at the Annual Health Disparities Research Symposium (Aug 7), Loma Linda, CA.
  • Ogundimu, O., Malika, N., Casiano, C., Roberts, Lisa., & Montgomery, S. (2019). African Immigrant Health: Knowledge and Perceptions of Prostate Cancer. Poster session presented at the Annual Health Disparities Research Symposium (Aug 7), Loma Linda, CA.
  • Kumar, A., Roberts, L.R., & Montgomery, S.B. (3/2019). Discrimination, integration, and multiple mental health burdens: Punjabi young adult experiences in California. 70th Annual Conference of the Society for Public Health Education, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • Roberts L, Montgomery, S.B. Punjabi Sikh Immigrant Men: A Tale of Two Communities. Podium presentation at the Western Institute of Nursing’s 52nd Annual Communicating Nursing Research Conference to be held at the Town and Country Hotel and Convention Center in San Diego from April 10-13, 2019.
  • Kumar, A., Mann, S.K., Randhawa, N., Randhawa, A., Roberts, L., Montgomery, S. (2018, November). Immigration Related Intersectionality Challenges and Mental Health Implications: Unexpected Burdens in Youth. Paper presented at Annual American Public Health Association Meeting & Expo, San Diego, CA.
  • Montgomery, S.B., & Malika, N. (2018). Embracing interdisciplinary research: a call to make a difference (the importance of research findings crossing over to practical application in ASEAN and the world from theory to action). Keynote Speaker. Presented at the 6th International Research Scholars Conference, APU, Putting Kahoy, Silang, Cavite, Philippines. October 29, 2018.
  • Montgomery S.B. (2018). Using an Interdisciplinary Approach to conduct Mixed methods Community-Based Research to Address Social Challenges. Master Class taught at the 6th International Research Scholars Conference, APU, Putting Kahoy, Silang, Cavite, Philippines. October 31, 2018.
  • Malika, N., Charlot, B., Anaya, M., Montgomery S.B., Lee, M., Hinds, G., Montgomery, S., & Belliard, JC. (2018). Exploring the role of protective factors to mitigate potential negative impacts of ACEs and promote health equity. Presented at American Public Health Association, San Diego, CA.
  • Malika, N., Montgomery, C., Belliard, JC., & Montgomery, S.B. (2018). Exploring the correlation between ACEs and risk behavior in middle and high school aged youth to promote health equity. Presented at American Public Health Association, San Diego, CA.
  • Malika, N., Belliard, JC., & Montgomery, S.B. (2018). The reliability and validity of K6 among minority adolescents. Presented at the Annual Health Disparities Research Symposium, Loma Linda, CA. 
  • Carrillo, J., Lee, L., Montgomery, S.B., Belliard, J.C. (11/2018). Training Community Health Workers (CHWs) As Members of a Clinic-Based Workforce to Improve Health Equity: Employer and CHW Expectations. American Public Health Association (APHA) 2018 Annual Meeting & Expo, San Diego, CA.
  • Mann, SK., Randhawa, N., Randhawa, A., Kumar, A., Roberts, L., and Montgomery, S.B. (11/2018). Reproductive decision-making and religious coping among Punjabi Sikh Asian-Indians in California. American Public Health Association (APHA) 2018 Annual Meeting & Expo, San Diego, CA.
  • Lee, L., Belliard, J.C., Quintana, V., & Montgomery, S.B. (11/2018). Maximizing clinic-based community health workers’ potentials: A multi-pronged integrated approach to training and supporting supervisors and multidisciplinary team members. American Public Health Association (APHA) 2018 Annual Meeting & Expo, San Diego, CA.
  • Lewis, C., Belliard, J.C., Nelson, A., & Montgomery, S.B. (11/2018). Understanding community health workers' and patients' knowledge, perceptions, and expectations of community health workers in clinical care settings. American Public Health Association (APHA) 2018 Annual Meeting & Expo, San Diego, CA.
  • Arthur, K., Spencer-Hwang, R., Montgomery, S.B., Knutsen, S., Shavlik, D. Non-Hispanics versus Hispanics: Differing Social-environmental Perceptions (stressors and buffers) and Their Impact on Self-Reported General Health. American Public Health Association (APHA) 2018 Annual Meeting & Expo, San Diego, CA.
  • Mann, S., Kumar, A., Baek, K, Mann, R., & Montgomery, S.B. (11/2018). Cross-cultural aging perspectives: Exploring health equity issues among diverse older adults in Southern California.  American Public Health Association (APHA) 2018 Annual Meeting & Expo, San Diego, CA.
  • Mann, S. K., Kumar, A., Baek, K., Mann, R., & Montgomery, S.B. (2018, November). Cross-cultural aging perspectives: Exploring health equities among diverse older adults in Southern California. Poster presented at the meeting of the 146th Annual American Public Health Association Conference, San Diego, CA.
  • Joachim-Celestin, M., Clarke, C., Lara, M., and Montgomery, S. (11/2018). Immigration from Latino countries to the US as a risk factor for obesity. American Public Health Association (APHA) 2018 Annual Meeting & Expo, San Diego, CA.
  • Clarke, C., Joachim-Celestin, M., Lara, M., Montgomery, S., Babalola, F. (11/2018). Insights on the Prevention and Treatment of Diabetes among Latinas. American Public Health Association (APHA) 2018 Annual Meeting & Expo, San Diego, CA.
  • Soret, C., Mann, S., and Montgomery, S.B. (11/2018). Barriers to family planning in Huánuco, Peru: Machismo and misconceptions. American Public Health Association (APHA) 2018 Annual Meeting & Expo, San Diego, CA.
  • Lee. L., Lewis, C., Carrillo, C., Belliard, J.C., Nelson, A., Gamboa, T., and Montgomery, S.B. (11/2018). Evaluating Clinic-based Community Health Worker Integration through Patient, Community Health Worker, and Employer/Staff Perspectives. American Public Health Association (APHA) 2018 Annual Meeting & Expo, San Diego, CA.
  • Malika, N., Montgomery C.R., Belliard, J.C., and Montgomery S.B. (11/2018). Exploring the role of protective factors to mitigate potential negative impacts of ACEs and promote health equity. American Public Health Association (APHA) 2018 Annual Meeting & Expo, San Diego, CA.
  • Kumar, A., Mann, S., Randhawa, N., Randhawa, A., Roberts, L.R., & Montgomery, S.B. (11/2018). Intergenerational communication and mental health implications: Intersectional burdens on Punjabi youth in California.  American Public Health Association (APHA) 2018 Annual Meeting & Expo, San Diego, CA.
  • Joachim-Celestin, M., Clark. C., and Montgomery, S.B. (11/2018). Addressing Obesity among Latinos: Perspectives from Community Health Workers.  American Public Health Association (APHA) 2018 Annual Meeting & Expo, San Diego, CA.
  • Montgomery, S., Mann, S., Baek, K., Montgomery, C., Sherazi, D., and Montgomery, S.B. (11/2018). Exploring Cognitive Health Needs, Perceptions, & Barriers to Resource-Seeking Among Monolingual Spanish-Speaking Latino Older Adults. American Public Health Association (APHA) 2018 Annual Meeting & Expo, San Diego, CA.
  • Malika, N., Charlot, B., Anaya, M., Montgomery C.R., Lee, M., Hinds, G., Montgomery S.B. and Belliard, J.C., (11/2018). Exploring the correlation between ACES and risk behavior in middle and high school aged youth to promote health equity. American Public Health Association (APHA) 2018 Annual Meeting & Expo, San Diego, CA.
  • Malika, N., Belliard, JC., & Montgomery, S. (2018). The reliability and validity of K6 among minority adolescents. Poster presented at the Annual Health Disparities Research Symposium (Aug 1), Loma Linda, CA.
  • Singh, R., Randhawa, A., Kumar, A., Roberts, L., Montgomery, S. (2018, August). Exploring the influence of Anxiety, Depression, and Discrimination on Life Satisfaction among Punjabi Sikh Men in California. Poster presented at 18th Annual Health Disparities Symposium, Loma Linda, CA.
  • Chera, R.K., Chera, G.K., Kumar, A., Randhawa, N., Roberts, L., Montgomery, S. (2018, August). Exploring Satisfaction with Life in Punjabi Sikh Women in California. Poster presented at 18th Annual Health Disparities Symposium, Loma Linda, CA.
  • Malika, N., Wilson, C., Casiano , C., Montgomery SB. Prostate cancer DRE screening intentions and medical distrust among African American and Caribbean Black men. AACR, New Orleans, Friday, November 2, 2018.
  • Teteh, D., Montgomery, SB, Clark, P., & Mitchel, E. Building partners and maintaining trust: The Cost of Beauty CBPR Approach. (10/2018) SAAPHI Annual Scientific Symposium & Poster Session, San Diego, CA. 
  • Kumar A, Roberts, L. Montgomery S.B. Discrimination, Integration, & Multiple Mental Health Burdens: Punjabi Young Adult Experiences in California. 70th Annual Society for Health Education (SOPHE) Meetings, Salt Lake City, Utah (3/18).
  • Celestine, M, Montgomery S.B., Gamboa-Maldonado, T., Dos Santos, H. Assessing the Feasibility of an Alternative Diabetes Prevention Program for Latinos. ATPT (2018) Annual Meetings, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Roberts R. L., Wilson, M.C., Casiano, C.A., Stiel, L., Montgomery, S.B. Influences on Prostate Cancer Screenings Behavior among High Risk Black Men. WIN, Denver, CO, 2018.
  • Roberts R. L., Teteh, D., Stiel, L., Mitchel, E., Turner, B., Monice, S., Montgomery, S.B. Black Beauty and Breast Cancer: Perceptions of Risk. WIN, Denver, CO, 4, 2018.
  • Baek, K., Mann, SK., Ortiz, L., Alemi, Q., & Montgomery, S.B. Exploring mental health perspectives among Korean-American community leaders and service providers. Society for Public Health Education 69th Annual Conference, April, 2018, Columbus, Ohio.
  • Randhawa, A., Mann, S., Mann, R., Roberts L.R., & 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, N.K., Mann, S., Randhawa, A., Roberts, L.R., & Montgomery, S.B. (8/2017). Reproductive decision-making and religious coping among Punjabi Sikhs in Central California. Poster Presented at 16th Annual Loma Linda University Health Disparities Research Symposium, Loma Linda, CA
  • Chara, G., Mann, S., Mann, R., Chara, R., Roberts, L.R, & 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, R., Mann, S., Randhawa, N., Roberts, L.R., & 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
  • Roberts, L.R., Mann, S., & Montgomery, S.B. (4/2017). Mental health vulnerability among Asian Indian immigrant women. Western Institute of Nursing (WIN) 50th Annual Communicating Nursing Research Conference at Denver, CO.
  • Gaede, D, Arechiga, A, Buckles B, Freeman 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.

Community Engagement

  • San Bernardino Unified School District Health, Wellness & Safety Collective Impactive Collaborative, Strategic Planning Group (2014-present)
  • Loma Linda University International Behavioral Health Trauma Team (2013-present)
  • Men's prostate cancer health fairs (2013-present)
  • Community Resiliency Model Training and Research, Waterloo Hospital, Waterloo, Sierra Leone (2012-present)
  • Quinn Community Outreach Services (2010-present)
  • Board Member, KERUS Global Education (2010-present)
  • Consultant and Evaluator, Chino Valley Unified School District (alcohol, tobacco, and drug prevention) (2007-present)
  • Consultant and Evaluator, Riverside-San Bernardino County Indian Health, Inc. (teen pregnancy prevention and life skills education programs) (2005-present)
  • El Sol Neighborhood Community Services (2005-present)
  • Loma Linda University Institute for Community Partnerships (2004-present)
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reviewer special project (2000-present)
  • College of Reviewers, NIDA/NIAAA Standing Committee Member, and reviewer for special initiatives, National Institute for Health, Department of Health and Human Services (2000-present)
  • External Review Board Member, University of California, Riverside, School of Medicine, Center for Healthy Communities (2015-2019)
  • Desert Highland Gateway Health & Wellness Committee, Desert Health Care District/Foundation (2012-2017)
  • Riverside First Five, Community Asthma Prevention Project (2012-2016)
  • Healthy Heritage Movement (2010-2015)
  • Kansas Avenue SDA and Brooklyn SDA Churches (men's health fairs with an emphasis on prostate cancer prevention) (2012-2013)
  • African American Health Advisory Council and Founding Transition Team Member, African American Health Institute of San Bernardino County (2003-2005)