About Susanne B. Montgomery, PhD

Dr. Montgomery identifies as a social/behavioral epidemiologist and has been committed to translational health disparities research throughout her career. Her research studies mostly use a mixed method and community-based participatory approach. She has a track record of 30+ years of continuous external funding, in most cases working in partnership with hard-to-access populations, including homeless and runaway youth, injection drug using women, pregnant and parenting teens, and African American and Latino men and women in San Bernardino County.  Dr Montgomery has researched and written extensively in the areas of cancer prevention, teen pregnancy, HIV/AIDS, and alcohol and tobacco use. 

As part of her work, Dr. Montgomery mentors faculty and students across the LLUH system in conducting translational research including in external research opportunities, and publishing. She is a member of the LLUH Research Affairs Core mentor group for the campus (Magnificent Seven) representing translational behavioral health initiatives and leads the translational research team as the Director of the Community Outreach and Partnership Core for the Center for Health Disparities Research and Molecular Medicine. Dr. Montgomery has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles concerning cancer prevention, teen pregnancy, HIV/AIDS, and alcohol and tobacco use, and regularly serves as a reviewer of several national peer-review journals. She often serves as an invited reviewer on special NIH, CDC, and DHHS health disparities funding initiatives. She has consulted with the CDC, the State of California, and numerous private foundations on evaluation issues, and conducts trainings and workshops on issues of evaluation/research capacity building and diversity in the United States and abroad.  

Within the LLUH system, she has taught courses in evaluation research, qualitative and quantitative research methods, special topics courses on emerging health issues and lectures expensively on health dipartites both within LLUH, local universities as well as at local community events