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Susanne Montgomery, PhD
Director of Center, Center for Health Research, Director of Center Center for Health Research
Loma Linda University
Head, School of Behavioral Health, Interdisciplinary Studies
School of Behavioral Health
Professor, Preventive Medicine
School of Medicine
Professor, Social Work & Social Ecology
Member, Social Plcy&Social Rsrch, SST, Faculty of Graduate Studies
Research & Grantsmanship    Funded Research Project (PI)
  • The Effects of Consumption of California Dried Mission Figs on Serum Lipid Concentrations in Adults (California Fig Advisory Board).  This project studies the effects of regular ingestion of dried California Mission figs on serum lipid concentrations in adults.  Award amount: $180,000. Project period: 2007-2009. Role: Co-principal investigator. ( 7/2008 )
  Funded Research Project (CI)
  • Loma Linda University Center for Health Disparities Research (DeLeon, M.); Funder: NIH. Project period: 11/01/05-9/30/10; NIH. Role: Director of Community Outreach Core. ( 11/2005 - 9/2010 )
  • The Effects of Consumption of California Dried Mission Figs on Serum Lipid Concentrations in Adults (California Fig Advisory Board).  This project studies the effects of regular ingestion of dried California Mission figs on serum lipid concentrations in adults.  Project period:  2007-2009.  Role: Co-Principal Investigator.

    ( 11/2007 - 11/2009 )
  • Ethno-cultural and Regional Variations in Prostate Cancer Knowledge, Attitudes, and Screening Behaviors of African American and Jamaican Black Men Funder: Centers for Disease Control. PI: Shanita Williams-Brown, Morehouse School of Medicine. Role: Co-investigator/consultant. ( 10/2006 - 10/2009 )
  • Inland Empire Disaster Preparedness Center (Dyjack, D.) Funder: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Funding period: 10/04-09/09. Role: Co-investigator. ( 10/2004 - 9/2009 )
  • Design and Validation of a Tobacco Survey for the Multiethnic Population in Laos. PI: Linda Ferry. Funded by NIH/Fogarty International Center. Role: Co-investigator. ( 7/2005 - 6/2009 )
  • Asian Leadership Training for Tobacco Control Research. PI: Ferry, L.  Funded by NIH/Fogarty International Center.  Funding period: 7/1/02-6/30/09. Role: Co-investigator. ( 7/2002 - 6/2009 )
  • State of California Tobacco Use Prevention Education (Chino Valley Unified School District); 2/2005-02/2009; California Tobacco Use Prevention Education. The major goal of this project is to work with high school youth to increase awareness re: tobacco related prevention and intervention services. Role: Principal Investigator. ( 2/2005 - 2/2009 )
  • Cancer Epidemiology in Adventists: A Low Risk Group.  Funded by National Cancer Institute. PI: Gary Fraser.  Funding period: 6/1/01-5/30/07. Role: Co-investigator. ( 6/2001 - 5/2008 )
  • Southern Pacific Environmental Resource Center.  Funded by Department of Health and Human Services. PI: David Dyjack. ( 9/2004 - 9/2007 )
  Non-Funded Research Project
  • Therapeutic Schools: Affect Management and HIV Prevention (Project Balance); PI: Larry K. Brown; Role: DSMB member. ( 9/2003 - 3/2009 )
  Grant Proposals--Funded
  • Centers for Public Health Preparedness (Dyjack, D.)  Funder: DHHS. This application aims to enhance regional capacity to respond to catastrophic events. Major focus is on tribes, faith-based, and community-based organizations. Funding period: 8/1/05-7/31/10. Role: Co-Investigator. ( 8/2005 - 7/2010 )
  • Project Access: Behavioral Health Access and Utilization (McField, E.);01/01/2009-09/30/2009; San Bernardino County Dept. of Behavioral Health. This project examines factors associated with better or worse access and utilization of behavioral health services among ethnic/racial minorities in the County of San Bernardino. Role: Co-investigator. ( 1/2009 - 9/2009 )
  • Prevention of Obesity Among Hispanic Toddlers Enrolled in WIC (PI: Mejia, A).  Funder: USDA. Funding period: 1/2007-1/2008. Role: Co-Project Director. ( 1/2007 - 1/2008 )
  • Regional Environmental Public Health Center (Dyjack, D.)  Funder: DHHS. The application aims to enhance the delivery of environmental health services in eight states located in the Southwest and Pacific Rim. Funding period: 9/1/04-8/31/07. Role: Co-investigator. ( 9/2004 - 8/2007 )
  • Certificate of Tobacco Prevention and Control Methods: A new approach to educating health professionals (ASPH, CDC). Funding period: 7/02-6/05. Role: Co-investigator. ( 7/2002 - 6/2005 )
  • Capacity Building Program for HIV/AIDS Clinical Services in Rwanda. Core Initiative. Funding period: 7/02-6/05. Role: Co-investigator. ( 7/2002 - 6/2005 )
  • Families Organized for Community Unification and Success (FOCUS). Role: Lead Evaluator. California Community Challenge Grants, 7/97-6/04. ( 7/1997 - 6/2004 )
  • San Bernardino County children’s and families’ medical health, educational and health needs. Children’s and Families Commission for San Bernardino County, 1/03-10/03. ( 1/2003 - 10/2003 )
  • Community Coalition Partnerships for the Prevention of Teen Pregnancy. PI of Subcontract for Evaluation CDC (Centers for Disease Control), 10/97-9/2003. ( 10/1997 - 10/2003 )
  • Understanding HIV testing among young adults in Los Angeles. University of California: UARP 7/01-6/03. Role: Principal Investigator until 2/02 then Co-Investigator. ( 7/2001 - 6/2003 )
  • Project YES: Young, Enthusiastic and Successful; State of California: Community Challenge Grants; 7/99-6/03. Role: Lead Evaluator. ( 7/1999 - 6/2003 )
  • Lessons Learned in Emergency Response. World Vision; 6/02-4/03. ( 6/2002 - 4/2003 )
  • Healthy Start Initiative, Phase II.  Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA)10/97-9/2002. Lead Evaluator: PI of Subcontract for Evaluation. ( 10/1997 - 9/2002 )
  • Drug Use and HIV Risk Sexual Behaviors in Homeless Youth, Co-Principal Investigator, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) 5/2-4/98. ( 4/1998 - 5/2002 )
  • An ethnographic study of young women and men''s risk and protective behaviors. University of California: UARP; 7/99-6/01. Role: Co-Principal Investigator. ( 7/1999 - 6/2001 )
  • Understanding Young Females Risk and Protective Behaviors. Principal InvestigatorNational Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)5/97-4/01* no cost extension until 4/02. ( 5/1997 - 4/2001 )
  • Project YES: Young, Enthusiastic and Successful, Lead Evaluator.  State of California: Community Challenge Grants, 2/97-6/99. ( 2/1997 - 6/1999 )
  • Families Organized for Community Unification and Success (FOCUS),  State of California: Community Challenge Grants, 2/97-6/99. Role: Lead Evaluator. ( 2/1997 - 6/1999 )
  • Grants for Preventive Medicine Fellows: Training Supplement. National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), Co-Investigator, 10/95-8/96, 10/96-8/97, 10/97-8/98. ( 10/1995 - 8/1998 )
  • A Healthier Community, California Wellness Foundation, 7/95-8/98.  Role: Lead Evaluator. ( 7/1995 - 8/1998 )
  • Community Coalition Partnerships for the Prevention of Teen Pregnancy. Centers for Disease Control, 10/95-9/97. PI of Subcontract for Evaluation. ( 10/1995 - 9/1997 )
  • Cancer Prevention and Control in Under-served Populations: Relationship between diet and male sex hormones. A Pilot Study, National Cancer Institute, Co-investigator, 1994-1997. ( 1/1994 - 1/1997 )
  • Comprehensive Community Drug Abuse Through Adolescence and Early Adulthood. National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), 1990-1995.  Role: Co-Investigator and Associate Center Director.   ( 1/1990 - 1/1995 )
  • Behavioral and Psychosocial Antecedents of HIV Risk Behavior Among African-American and Latino Youth of an Urban Housing Development. AMHPS-AIDS Research Consortium-Developmental Grant Application, 3/93-2/94. Role: Co-Investigator. ( 3/1993 - 2/1994 )
  • A Multi-Congregational-Based Prevention Program. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 1993-1994. Senior Consultant (Role of Principal Investigator). ( 1/1993 - 1/1994 )
  • The AIDS Crisis and Its Implications on People’s Perspectives Regarding Sexuality and Policy Issues: A Pilot Study. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Research Board, 1989. Role: Principal Investigator. ( 1/1989 - 12/1989 )
  • AIDS: A Comparative Study Between Brazil and the U.S.A. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Latin Studies, Small Research Grant Program, Co-Investigator, 1988. ( 1/1988 - 12/1988 )
  Grant Proposals--Approved
  • Communicating Prostate Cancer Risk: What do minority men hear? Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-ASPH. 10/00-7/04. Role: Principal Investigator. ( 10/2000 - 7/2004 )