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Susanne Montgomery, PhD
Associate Dean, Research, School of Behavioral Health
School of Behavioral Health
Head, School of Behavioral Health, Interdisciplinary Studies
School of Behavioral Health
Professor, Social Work & Social Ecology
Professor, Preventive Medicine
School of Medicine
Member, Social Plcy&Social Rsrch, SST, Faculty of Graduate Studies
Presentations    Research Presentations -- International
  • Montgomery SB, Rolly H,  James S. Measuring and monitoring outcomes, special challenges in behavioral health evaluation efforts. Workshop to be presented at the Trauma & Resilience Conference, Berlin, Germany, July 2-4, 2014

    ( 7/2014 )
  • James, S., Freeman, K., Mayo, D., Morgan, J., Schaepper, M.A. & Montgomery, S.B. (2012/Sep). Does insurance matter? A comparison of DBT utilization and effectiveness for adolescents with nonsuicidal self-injury. Paper presented at the 2nd International Congress on Borderline Personality Disorder and Allied Disorder. 27-29 Sept 2012, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

    ( 9/2012 )
  • Giordano O, Montgomery SB. HIV/AIDS: Challenges within SDA Schools. Southern Africa-Indian Ocean Division. Adventist Education Summit Workshop 2004. Boemfontein, South Africa, 5/04. ( 5/2004 )
  • Giordano O, Montgomery SB, Ball, Cerullo, Llagano. Crossroads & Behavioral Changes in Youth; Campus Challenges. Southern Africa-Indian Ocean Division. Adventist Education Summit Workshop 2004. Boemfontein, South Africa, 5/04. ( 5/2004 )
  • Giordano O, Montgomery SB, Ball, Cerullo, Llagano.  Crossroads & Behavioral Changes in Youth; Campus Challenges. Southern Africa-Indian Ocean Division. Adventist Education Summit Workshop 2004. Boemfontein, South Africa, 5/04.

    ( 5/2004 )
  Research Presentations -- National
  • Minera M, Escobar P, Fierro F, Hernandez AC, Matthews J, Rodriquez Y, Herring P, Montgomery, SB, Diaz H, Pham J.  Preventing childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes: A pilot program for young minority children American Public Health Association 132nd , Washington D.C. 11/04.

    ( 11/2012 )
  • James, S., Freeman, K., Mayo, D., Morgan, J., Schaepper, M.A. & Montgomery, SB (2012/Nov). Does insurance matter? A comparison of DBT utilization and effectiveness for adolescents with nonsuicidal self-injury. Poster presented at the 2012 Science of Eliminating Health Disparities Summit, Oct 30- Nov 2, 2012, National Harbor, MD.

    ( 11/2012 )
  • Spencer-Hwang R, Soret S, Beccerra, Jr B, Beccerra M, Youssef C, Valladares J, Rangel S, DoughertyM, Barreno T, NewmanP,  Montgomery SB, Impact Assessment of Major Railyard Emissions on Children’s Respiratory Health: The ENRRICH ProjectAmerican Association of Pediatrics October 20-23 New Orleans, LA

    ( 10/2012 )
  • Soret S, SpencerR,  BecerraB, NewmanP, MontgomerySB. Impact of Major Railyard Emissions on Children’s Health: The ENRRICH ProjectInternational Society of Environmental Epidemiology, 2012 August 19-23  Columbia, South Carolina

    ( 8/2012 )
  • Gamboa-Maldonado T, Bliss W, Kim B, Torres A, Gomez G, Hopp-Marshak H, Dyjack D, Montgomery SB Helping Vulnerable Communities respond to Emergencies: Feasibility and Challenges. Learning Lab. NEHA, Ohio June 2011.

    ( 6/2011 )
  • Bliss J,  Montgomery SB Partnerships for Environmental Health Emergency Preparedness: A CBPR approach. NEHA, Ohio June 2011

    ( 6/2011 )
  • Alicia Paris-Pombo, MS, MD, Susanne Montgomery, PhD. The Family and Preventive Medicine Residency:  From Vision to Competencies, APC, Loma Linda, CA March 2011

    ( 3/2011 )
  • McField E, Montgomery S, Belliard JC, James S, & Schubert C. Oral presentation: Culture and community: Latinos and mental health service use.  American Public Health Association 137th Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.  

    ( 11/2009 )
  • King K, Montgomery SB. Moving toward better health: Understanding health beliefs and readiness for lifestyle change in young, low-income African American men; AACR Washington DC, 2009

    ( 11/2009 )
  • James S, Montgomery SB, Leslie LK, Zhang J, Sexual Risk Behaviors Among Youth in the Child Welfare System, Society for Social Work and Research 13th Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, January 2009. ( 1/2009 )
  • Frankson MA, Montgomery SB. Evaluating Success in Community Health Advisor Programs. American Public Health Association 126th Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, 11/98. ( 11/2008 )
  • Chimal A, Binus C, Kiani R, Herring P, Montgomery SB, Holzhauser E, Kazemi S, Hanna-Cheruiyot C. Improving oral hygiene among Head Start preschoolers in Bloomington, CA. American Public Health Association 136th. Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, 10/27/08. ( 11/2008 )
  • Nieves H, Abel M, Navas A, Herring P, Montgomery SB, Holzhauser E, Kazemi S, De-Borba Silva M. A Head Start Program: Protecting your kids around water from the start. American Public Health Association 136th. Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, 10/27/08. ( 11/2008 )
  • Pineda C, Fong N, Marke D, Walton T, Herring P, Montgomery S, Kazemi S, Holzhauser E. Operation Phoenix: So fresh, so clean, so drug free. American Public Health Association 136th. Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, 10/27/08. ( 11/2008 )
  • Bramson L, Lee JW, Neish C, Montgomery SB, Bahjri K, Moore E, Lopez Melcher C. Factors influencing infant feeding method during the maternity hospital stay: How intention, maternal characteristics, and early skin-to-skin mother/infant contact correlate. American Public Health Association 136th. Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, 10/27/08. ( 11/2008 )
  • Arzate A, Belliard JC, Knecht K, Montgomery SB, Preciado M. Predictors of herbal use among first-generation Mexican immigrants in San Bernardino, California. American Public Health Association 136th. Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, 10/28/08. ( 11/2008 )
  • King K, Montgomery SB, Tantamango Y, Rohrbach L. Young injection drug use involved women’s exposure to intimate partner abuse. American Public Health Association 136th. Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, 10/27/08. ( 11/2008 )
  • Diaz H, Hopp-Marshak H, Montgomery SB, Backman D. Reducing the immigrant obesity disparity: Acculturation, gender, and nutrition in Latino adolescents. American Public Health Association 136th. Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, 10/27/08. ( 11/2008 )
  • Diaz H, Hopp-Marshak H, Montgomery SB, Backman D. Adolescent obesity in Latino immigrants: Influences of acculturation and gender on exercise behavior. American Public Health Association 136th. Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, 10/28/08. ( 11/2008 )
  • James S, Montgomery SB, Smith R. Sexual Risk Behaviors and Risk Factor Profiles in a Sample of Intravenous Drug Using Young Adults. Society for Social Work and Research Annual Conference, Washington, DC, 1/08. ( 1/2008 )
  • Montgomery SB, Belliard JC, Woods VD, McField E, DeLeon M, and King K. Partners in Health Disparities: Engaging Communities with Respect.  American Association for Cancer Research Science of Cancer Health Disparities Conference, Atlanta, GA, November 27-30, 2007. ( 11/2007 )
  • Belliard JC, Arzate A, Baqai W, Knecht K, Japas C, Montgomery SB. What I don’t tell my doctor: Herbal use among Latino patients in San Bernardino, CA. American Public Health Association 135th. Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., 11/05/07. ( 11/2007 )
  • Belliard JC, Montgomery SB, McField E, Gonzales R. Partnering to Address Health Disparities: The Community Action Model Response. American Public Health Association 135th. Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., 11/05/07. ( 11/2007 )
  • Nikuze S, Woods D, Montgomery SB. Community-based peer navigator training and education tool for prostate cancer prevention decision-making in Black men. American Public Health Association 135th. Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., 11/05/07. ( 11/2007 )
  • Knecht KT, Arzate A, Baqai W, Japas C, Montgomery S, Painter N, Wanwimolruk S, and Belliard JC. Pharmacy implications of herbal use in a Latino patient population. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, July 14-18, 2007. ( 7/2007 )
  • Woods VD, Rogers AJ, Kyle J, Montgomery SB. A systems approach to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities utilizing a social ecological community, private, academic paradigm. American Public Health Association 134rd.  Annual Meeting, Boston, MA. 11/06. ( 11/2006 )
  • Malik NG, Nate JJ, Nguyen LT, Tareg AC, Kalsi A, Montgomery SB, Herring P. Innocent lot: Providing a culturally appropriate after school program for disadvantaged youth. American Public Health Association 134rd.  Annual Meeting, Boston, MA. 11/06. ( 11/2006 )
  • Binggeli AL, Montgomery SB, Lee JW, Modeste N. Intentions for having sex: What matters to youth? American Public Health Association 134rd.  Annual Meeting, Boston, MA. 11/06. ( 11/2006 )
  • Nanyonjo RD, Montgomery SB, Fujimoto E, Modeste N. Low birth weight, very low birth weight and infant mortality in San Bernardino County: A secondary analysis of maternal factors. American Public Health Association 134rd.  Annual Meeting, Boston, MA. 11/06. ( 11/2006 )
  • Petersen A, Myers K, Francis L, Jones F, Kanacki LS, Lam DP, Nathan E, Herring P, Montgomery SB. Mothers with HIV/AIDS: A family matter. American Public Health Association 134rd.  Annual Meeting, Boston, MA. 11/06. ( 11/2006 )
  • Corder CA, Montgomery SB, Ghamsary M. Opportunities to uphold adolescent right to health prevention information. American Public Health Association 134rd.  Annual Meeting, Boston, MA. 11/06. ( 11/2006 )
  • Corder CA, Montgomery SB, Ghamsary M. Opportunities to uphold adolescent right to health prevention information. American Public Health Association 134rd.  Annual Meeting, Boston, MA. 11/06.

    ( 11/2006 )
  • Padma P. Tadi-Uppala, William Blackledge, Larry Beeson, Pramila P. Thadi, Carlos Garberoglio, John Morgan, Gurunatha Uppala, Sharon Lum, Kumar Vs Kolli, David Kirchner, Alisha Preuss, Richard Mural, Michael Liebman, and Susanna Montgomery.Protein profiling to identify serum biomarkers for early detection of breast cancer in African American women;AACR Meeting Abstracts, Apr 2006; 2006: 671 - 672.

    ( 4/2006 )
  • Woods VD, Montgomery SB, Herring RP, Wilson S. Voices of the people: An Afrocentric plan for better health. American Public Health Association 133rd.  Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA. 12/05.

    ( 12/2005 )
  • Woods VD, Montgomery SB, Herring RP, Wilson S. Voices of the people: An Afrocentric plan for better health. American Public Health Association 133rd.  Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA. 12/05. ( 12/2005 )
  • Case P, Dyjack D, Montgomery SB, Marlow H. Describing California’s environmental health service delivery system and its challenges. American Public Health Association 133rd.  Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA. 12/05. ( 12/2005 )
  • Corder C, Montgomery SB, Ghamsary M, Herring R, Haddad E. Role of faith/religion in dietary and exercise behavior of middle and high school students. American Public Health Association 133rd. Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, 11/05. ( 12/2005 )
  • Corder C, Montgomery SB, Ghamsary M, Herring R, Haddad E. Role of faith/religion in dietary and exercise behavior of middle and high school students. American Public Health Association 133rd. Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, 11/05. ( 12/2005 )
  • Woods VD, Montgomery SB, Herring RP, Gardner R. Prostate Cancer Remains Epidemic Among Black Men: Implications For Policy. American Public Health Association 133rd. Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, PA ( 12/2005 ) Link...
  • Kyle J, Montgomery SB, Williams DR, Woods VD, Walsh EG, Bailey EJ. Medicine, Black men, prostate cancer, and ethics: An unresolved epidemic. American Public Health Association 133rd. Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, PA ( 12/2005 ) Link...
  • Banta J, Montgomery SB, Kyle J. Substance abuse diagnoses in physician''s offices: A lost opportunity? American Public Health Association 133rd. Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, PA ( 12/2005 ) Link...
  • Benson C, Nguyen H, Park Y, Herring RP, Montgomery SB, Prosper M, Malik MZ. Let''s spread the word: Working toward a healthier community through Urban Health Care Workers. American Public Health Association 133rd. Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, PA ( 12/2005 ) Link...
  • Lampkin A, Fraser G, Herring RP, Wilson CM, Montgomery SB, Dunbar R.  Identifying barriers to participation in health research among Black Americans. American Public Health Association 133rd. Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, PA ( 12/2005 ) Link...
  • Woods VD, Montgomery SB, Herring RP, Wilson Sam. Voices of the people: An Afrocentric plan for better health. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, PA. ( 12/2005 ) Link...
  • Tedjasukmana C, Adams D, Batoon JL, Martinez N, Pandya A, Rouhe M, Herring RP, Montgomery SB. Community Ownership through Empowerment. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, PA. ( 12/2005 ) Link...
  • Belliard JC, Dyjack D, Montgomery SB. Institutional charge towards community-engaged scholarship: Lessons learned at a School of Public Health. American Public Health Association 133rd. Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, PA. ( 12/2005 ) Link...
  • Woods VD, Montgomery SB, Herring RP, Gardner R. Prostate Cancer Remains Epidemic Among Black Men: Implications For Policy. American Public Health Association 133rd.  Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA. 12/05.

    ( 11/2005 )
  • Corder CA, Montgomery SB, Herring P, Haddad E, Ghamsary M. Disparities in dieting and protective eating behaviors among middle and high school students of Native-, Alaskan-, Hawaiian-, and Pacific Islander descent living San Bernardino, California. American Public Health Association 132nd.  Annual Meeting, Washington D.C. 11/04.

    ( 11/2005 )
  • Woods VD, Montgomery SB, Stokols D, Herring P, Gardner, R.  Social ecological correlates and predictors of access to prostate cancer prevention.  American Public Health Association 132nd  Annual Meeting, Washington D.C. 11/04.

    ( 11/2004 )
  • Samanta P, Pham J, Inskip C, Montgomery SB, Diaz, H. Stirring Things Up: Using young health educators in programs for seniors.  American Public Health Association 132nd  Annual Meeting, Washington D.C. 11/04.

    ( 11/2004 )
  • Herring P, Yancey A, Montgomery SB, Fraser G, Butler T.  Will Black art posters, as an incentive, increase response rates among Blacks in a large cohort study? American Public Health Association 132nd  Annual Meeting, Washington D.C. 11/04.

    ( 11/2004 )
  • Samanta P, Pham J, Inskip C, Montgomery SB, Diaz, H. Stirring Things Up: Using young health educators in programs for seniors. American Public Health Association 132nd. Annual Meeting, Washington D.C. 11/04. ( 11/2004 )
  • Montgomery SB, Herring P, Yancey A, Beeson WL, Butler T, Knutsen SF, Fraser G. Do faith-based healthy lifestyle guidelines "pay off" in health outcomes: A comparison of African American/Blacks and Whites in a nationwide study. American Public Health Association 132nd. Annual Meeting, Washington D.C. 11/04. ( 11/2004 )
  • Woods V, Montgomery SB, Belle S, Wilson C. Black men and community health systems: A vision for better prostate health. American Public Health Association 131st Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 11/03. ( 11/2003 )
  • Rushing S, Ball K, Montgomery SB. Project Peer Factor-Adolescent Activity Based Peer Education Prevention Measures for Alcohol and Drugs. American Public Health Association 131st Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 11/03. ( 11/2003 )
  • Binggeli A, Montgomery SB. Delaying sexual debut: What protects our adolescents? American Public Health Association 131st Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 11/03. ( 11/2003 )
  • Inskip C, Herring P, Montgomery SB, Soliz C, Gonzalez P, Diaz H. Utilizing the Promotora Model in churches for outreach to Latinos at high risk for heart disease. American Public Health Association 131st Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 11/03. ( 11/2003 )
  • Woods VD, Montgomery SB, Hernandez E, Wilson CM. Black Men and Community Health Systems: A Vision for Better prostate Health. American Public Health Association 131st. Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 11/03. ( 11/2003 )
  • Belle S, Montgomery SB, Woods VD, Nortey JJ. Physician-patient communication and African-American men’s perspectives on primary health care: A study in prostate cancer prevention. American Public Health Association: 130th Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA. 11/02.

    ( 11/2002 )
  • Hyde J, Alborno, M, Iverso, E, Montgomery SB. Understanding the influence of social networks on homeless, young women''s drug use and sexual risk and protective behaviors. American Public Health Association 127th Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, 11/99. ( 11/1999 )
  • Walker SJ, Montgomery SB, Ukiru A. Community Implementation Strategies to Reduce Teen Pregnancies Based on a Community Empowering Process. American Public Health Association 126th Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, 11/98. ( 11/1998 )
  • Modeste NN, Montgomery SB, Caleb VL. Barriers to early detection of breast cancer among women in Tobago. Alumni Post-Graduate Convention, Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda, CA, 3/97. ( 3/1997 )
  • Simon TR, Kipke MD, Montgomery SB, Unger JB. Homeless youth in Hollywood: The lives left behind. American Public Health Association 124th Annual Meeting. New York, NY, 11/96. ( 11/1996 )
  • Kipke MD, Simon TR, Montgomery SB, Unger JB. Exposure to violence and symptoms of psychological distress among homeless youth. American Public Health Association 124th Annual Meeting. New York, NY, 11/96. ( 11/1996 )
  • Unger JB, Simon TR, Kipke MD, Montgomery SB. Mental Health and Drug Abuse Problems Among Homeless Youth in Hollywood, California. American Psychological Association Annual Convention. New York, NY, 8/96. ( 8/1996 )
  • Rohrbach L, Montgomery SB, Pentz MA. Outcome evaluation of Project STAR Connections, a high school-based drug abuse prevention program. American Public Health Association 123rd Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, 10/95. ( 10/1995 )
  • Rohrbach L.A, Montgomery SB, Chou, CP, Pentz MA, Daniels S. The relationship between active vs. passive parental consent procedures and adolescent drug use prevalence. American Public Health Association 122nd Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, 10/94. ( 10/1994 )
  Research Presentations -- Regional
  • Soret S, Nguyen C, Shavlik D,  Spencer-Hwang R, Montgomery SB. Determining the association between ambient noise pollution and negative health outcomes in a Railyard community: The ENRRICH Project. American Public Health Association; 2012 October 27-31San Francisco, CA, 

    ( 10/2012 )
  • Gober C & Montgomery SB. Wholeness, faith and higher education. WASC Academic Resource Conference, San Francisco, 2011. 

    ( 4/2011 )
  • Mejia A, Montgomery SB, Melgar-Qninonez H.  Perceived determinants of childhood obesity among Hispanic WIV participants. Federation of American Societies of Experimental Biology (FASEB) Conference, Anaheim, CA, 4/2010.

    ( 4/2010 )
  • Herring P, Montgomery SB. Et al.  Adventist Health Study-2: A new nationwide cohort study investigating diet & lifestyle. Accepted as a paper for American Public Health Association 131st Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 11/03.

    ( 11/2003 )
  • Holzhauser E, Herring P, Diaz H, Montgomery SB, Mowjood S, Maxwell J, Suarez E,

    Morris N, Bakhtiarygaleh M, Dunn J, Gul-E Rhana. Prenatal education for low-income, under-insured, high-risk immigrant Latino mothers in San Bernardino County, CA. American Public Health Association 131st Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 11/03.

    ( 11/2003 )
  Research Presentations -- Local/Campus
  • Stiel L, Montgomery SB. Hair Products, African American Women, and Breast Cancer Health Disparities: Reviewing the State of the Science L Chalk Talk Loma Linda University School of Medicine September 15, 2014   

    ( 9/2014 )
  • Culture Is Central: A Framework for Promoting Exclusive Breastfeeding.   Reinsma K, Bolima N,  Fonteh F, Okwen F, Yota D, Montgomery SB.  Department of Nutrition, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA, HEDECS, Bamenda, Cameroon,  Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Dschang, Dschang, Cameroon, Bali Health District,  Bali, Cameroon, Kumbo West Health District, Kumbo, Cameroon,  Behavioral Health Institute, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda CA.  FASB 2012 Program No 1028.1

    ( 11/2012 )
  • Paris-Pombo, Alicia, MSc, MD, Montgomery, Susanne B., MS, MPH, PhD; Osborn, Jamie, MD; Wilber, Loretta Joy ,MPH, MD; Dysinger, Wayne, MPH, MD. Integration of a Family and Preventive Medicine Residency – Novel use of the CDC 6-STEP Evaluation Framework.  APC, Loma Linda, CA March 2011

    ( 3/2011 )
  Poster Presentation
  • Roberts L, Mann S, Montgomery SB Asian Culture and Mental Health Poster presentation at NIH-Minority Health and Health Disparities Grantees’ Conference in Baltimore, MD  ( 12/2014 )
  • Montgomery SB, Spencer-Hwang R, Sharpe III W, Beccerra Jr B, Soret S. Air Pollution, Obesity and Asthma in Low Income Elementary School Children: Are They Related? Poster session present at: 2012 Science of Eliminating Health Disparities Summit. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; 2012 Oct. 31 – Nov. 3: National Harbor, Maryland 

    ( 10/2012 - 11/2012 )
  • Montgomery SB, Soret S. Spencer-Hwang R, , Beccerra Jr B, Beccerra M. Completing the Cycle: Using CBPR Result in Advocating for Policy Developing in an Environmental Justice Community. Poster session present at: 2012 Science of Eliminating Health Disparities Summit. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; 2012 Oct. 31 – Nov. 3: National Harbor, Maryland 

    ( 10/2012 - 11/2012 )