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Kimberly G. Montez MD, MPH

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionWake Forest School of Medicine
DepartmentPediatrics, General
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    TitleAssociate Director
    InstitutionWake Forest School of Medicine
    DepartmentMaya Angelou Center For Health Equity (MACHE)


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    Yale University, New Havent, CTBA
    Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford, CAMD
    University of California, San Diego, San Deigo, CAPediatrics Internship/Residency
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MAMPH
    Kraft Fellowship in Community Health and Leadership, Boston, MA

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    I am a general pediatrician, educator, child health advocate and health services researcher with a passion for promoting health equity. In my position as Associate Program Director for the pediatric residency, I lead the residency advocacy curriculum, mentor residents in scholarly advocacy projects and implement diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. As an Associate Director of Integrating Special Populations for the Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity, I support investigators to increase special population representation in research. Within the medical school, I co-direct the Health Equity Certificate Program and direct the Health Justice Advocacy Certificate Program in conjunction with the Law School. My research focuses on promoting health equity through community engagement among under-resourced populations by addressing the health-related social needs, such as food insecurity, and increasing diversity in medicine. I am a co-director for the Pediatrics Committee on Diversity and Inclusion. As a child health advocate, I co-author policy statements for the American Academy of Pediatrics and serve as a liaison to its Committee for Federal Governmental Affairs; I also serve on the Advocacy Committee for the Society for Pediatric Research. I am an Associate Editor for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for the journal Pediatrics.

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         (Nancy Denizard-Thompson)Mar 1, 2019 - Feb 26, 2021
    Fullerton Foundation
    Health Equity Certificate Program
    Role Description: The goal of this project is to develop and implement a health equity certificate program for medical students, nursing students, physician assistant students, and medical residents.
    Role: Co-Investigator

    UL1TR001420     (Montez, Kimberly)Aug 1, 2019 - Jul 30, 2021
    NIH/Wake Forest CTSI
    Community-engaged Research Fellowship
    Role: Principal Investigator

         Mar 1, 2020 - Nov 30, 2022
    The Duke Endowment
    The Carolinas Collaborative 2.0: Strengthening Support for Vulnerable Families
    Role Description: The goal of this project is to collaborate with the 8 residency advocacy programs within North and South Carolina to address food insecurity in each community.
    Role: Sub-PI

         (Montez, Kimberly)Jul 1, 2020 - Jun 30, 2023
    The Duke Endowment
    Food is Health: Addressing the Needs of Families in Food Insecure Households
    Role Description: The goal of this project is to implement screening, referral and management for food insecurity in multiple institutional primary care clinics to demonstrate the positive impact of addressing food insecurity in primary care clinics.
    Role: Principal Investigator

    UL1TR001420     (Montez, Kimberly)Mar 1, 2021 - Feb 28, 2022
    NIH/Wake Forest CTSI Biomedical Informatics Center
    Leveraging Novel Informatics Tools to Identify and Monitor Pediatric Patients at Risk for Unmet Social Needs
    Role Description: The goals of this project are to characterize the associations between unmet social needs and healthcare utilization at the patient-level, develop a machine learning algorithm to predict who will report food insecurity, and to conduct causal analysis on the relationship between the Food is Health program and food insecurity
    Role: Principal Investigator

         (Hanchate, Amresh)May 1, 2021 - Apr 30, 2022
    Katie B. Reynolds Foundation
    Impact of Medicaid Transformation in Forsyth County
    Role Description: The goal of this mixed methods project is to determine the impact of Medicaid transformation on health outcomes and patient experiences in Forsyth County, particularly among under-resourced populations.
    Role: Co-Investigator

         (Kimberly Montez)Oct 1, 2021 - Sep 30, 2022
    Healthy Eating Research, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
    Can the Electronic Health Record Increase WIC Referrals & Improve Care Coordination for Medicaid or Uninsured Children Under Age 5? A Mixed Methods Study
    Role Description: The purpose of this study is to evaluate a novel Electronic Health Record (EHR)-based WIC referral and care coordination program.

         (Callie L. Brown)Jun 1, 2022 - May 31, 2023
    Z Smith Reynolds Foundation
    Assessing the Impact of the Weaver Fertilizer Plant Fire
    Role Description: The goal of this project is to evaluate the short and long-term health consequences of the Weaver Fertilizer Plant fire among residents living within a 2-mile radius of the plant.
    Role: Co-Investigator

    Number: UL1TR001420     (Leila DeWitt)Jun 1, 2022 - May 31, 2023
    CTSI Center for Prevention Science in Child and Family Health
    Hungry and Hospitalized: Perceptions of a Pediatric Hospital-based Food Pantry
    Role Description: The goal of this mixed-methods study is to evaluate the impact and perceptions of a hospital-based food insecurity program, including screening and provision of food from a hospital-based food pantry
    Role: Co-Investigator

    UL1TR001420     (Callie L. Brown)Jun 1, 2022 - May 31, 2023
    CTSI Program for Community Engaged Research Rapid Response Award
    Assessing the Impact of the Weaver Fertilizer Plant Fire
    Role Description: The goal of this project is to evaluate the short and long-term health consequences of the Weaver Fertilizer Plant fire among residents living within a 2-mile radius of the plant.
    Role: Co-Investigator

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    1. Kobayashi K, Miller-Fitzwater A, Grier C, Montez K. The lapse of federal COVID-19 funding: implications for health equity. Pediatr Res. 2023 Jan 23. PMID: 36690748.
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    2. Kistemaker R, Montez K. Early Specialization in Medical Education-A Pathway to Mitigate the Growing Physician Deficit. JAMA Pediatr. 2022 Dec 19. PMID: 36534393.
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    3. Zimmer R, Strahley A, Weiss J, McNeill S, McBride AS, Best S, Harrison D, Montez K. Exploring Perceptions of a Fresh Food Prescription Program during COVID-19. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2022 Aug 28; 19(17). PMID: 36078442.
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    4. Omoruyi EA, Orr CJ, Russell G, Montez K. Trends in the Diversity of Pediatric Faculty: 2000 to 2020. Pediatrics. 2022 Aug 23. PMID: 35996973.
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    5. PalakshappaMSHP D, Brown CL, Skelton JA, Goodpasture M, Albertini LW, Montez K. Social Risk Screening and Interventions in Healthcare Settings: Opportunities, Challenges, and Future Research. Acad Pediatr. 2022 Aug 12. PMID: 35970506.
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    6. Zimmer RP, Moore JB, Yang M, Evans J, Best S, McNeill S, Harrison D, Martin H, Montez K. Strategies and Lessons Learned from a Home Delivery Food Prescription Program for Older Adults. J Nutr Gerontol Geriatr. 2022 Jun 11; 1-18. PMID: 35694773.
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    7. Rigdon J, Montez K, Palakshappa D, Brown C, Downs SM, Albertini LW, Taxter AJ. Social Risk Factors Influence Pediatric Emergency Department Utilization and Hospitalizations. J Pediatr. 2022 Jun 10. PMID: 35697140.
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    8. Cain KS, Meyer SC, Cummer E, Patel KK, Casacchia NJ, Montez K, Palakshappa D, Brown CL. Association of Food Insecurity with Mental Health Outcomes in Parents and Children: A Systematic Review. Acad Pediatr. 2022 May 13. PMID: 35577282.
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    9. Wichelt N, Torres K, de la Vega G, Linton JM, Montez K. Legal Relief for Children in Immigrant Families: A Mixed-Methods Study. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2022 Apr 05; 19(7). PMID: 35410057.
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    10. Orr CJ, Montez KG, Omoruyi EA, Loyal J, Konrath J, Olsson JM, Long M, Krugman S, Selbst S, Bostwick S, Chung PJ, McNeal-Trice K. Implementing What We Preach: Anti-Racist Recommendations from the Academic Pediatric Association Leadership Development Nomination Committee Task Force. Acad Pediatr. 2022 Jan 23. PMID: 35081469.
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    11. Cohen A, Montez K, Orr C, Konrath J, Oddiri U, Russell CJ, Gambill L, Nesiama JA, Chung PJ, McNeal-Trice K. Changing Who Has a Seat and Voice at the Table: How the Academic Pediatric Association is Responding to Systemic Racism. Acad Pediatr. 2022 Jan 12. PMID: 35032709.
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    12. Montez K, Messersmith B. Family-Friendly Policies in North Carolina. N C Med J. 2022 Jan-Feb; 83(1):22-25. PMID: 34980648.
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    13. Thomson S, Ugwuegbu J, Montez K, Langdon S, Best S, Sostaita D, Franklin M, Zimmer R. Qualitative Perceptions of an Anticipated Fresh Food Prescription Program. Health Behav Policy Rev. 2022 Jan; 9(1):670-682. PMID: 35957654.
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    14. Meyer SC, Montez K, McClung R, Michael L, Namak S, Brown CL. Growth of Pediatric Refugees after Resettlement to the Southeastern United States. Acad Pediatr. 2021 Oct 09. PMID: 34637931.
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    15. Fang SX, Montez KG. Periorbital Mass in a 2-month-old Girl. Pediatr Rev. 2021 Sep; 42(Suppl 2):146-150. PMID: 34470896.
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    16. Montez K, Brown CL, Garg A, Rhodes SD, Song EY, Taxter AJ, Skelton JA, Albertini LW, Palakshappa D. Trends in food insecurity rates at an academic primary care clinic: a retrospective cohort study. BMC Pediatr. 2021 Aug 27; 21(1):364. PMID: 34452604.
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    17. Zacks B, Calhoun K, Montez K, Brown CL, Skelton JA. Physical Activity Interventions for Racial and Ethnic Minority Children: A Systematic Review. Translational Journal of the American College of Sports Medicine. 2021; 4(6):e000170. View Publication.
    18. Tablazon IL, Palakshappa D, OBrian FC, Ramirez B, Skelton JA, Albertini LW, Md M. Perspectives of Caregivers Experiencing Persistent Food Insecurity at an Academic Primary Care Clinic. Acad Pediatr. 2021 Aug 05. PMID: 34365031.
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    19. Montez K, Omoruyi EA, McNeal-Trice K, Mack WJ, Yemane L, Darden AR, Russell CJ. Trends in Race/Ethnicity of Pediatric Residents and Fellows: 2007-2019. Pediatrics. 2021 Jun 15. PMID: 34131043.
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    20. Rabinovich HM, Montez KG. Newborn twins with perineal grooves. SAGE Open Med Case Rep. 2021; 9:2050313X211020222. PMID: 34104451.
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    21. Brown CL, Montez K, Amati JB, Simeonsson K, Townsend JD, Orr CJ, Palakshappa D. Impact of COVID-19 on Pediatric Primary Care Visits at Four Academic Institutions in the Carolinas. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021 05 27; 18(11). PMID: 34071783.
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    22. Palakshappa D, Tam M, Montez K, Dezern K, Moore K, Best S, Skelton JA. Engaging Food Insecure Families on the Weekend to Improve Nutrition and Health. Prog Community Health Partnersh. 2021; 15(4):489-500. PMID: 34975030.
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    23. Xiao T, Montez K. Case 3: Term Infant with Delayed Meconium Passage and Bilious Emesis. Neoreviews. 2020 12; 21(12):e834-e837. PMID: 33262211.
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    24. Cummer E, Loyola Amador C, Montez K, Skelton JA, Ramirez B, Best S, Zimmer R, Palakshappa D. What a city eats: Examining the dietary preferences of families living in communities at high risk for food insecurity. J Clin Transl Sci. 2020 Oct 19; 5(1):e55. PMID: 33948276.
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    25. Montez K, Thomson S, Shabo V. An Opportunity to Promote Health Equity: National Paid Family and Medical Leave. Pediatrics. 2020 09; 146(3). PMID: 32759381.
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    26. Skelton JA, Palakshappa D, Moore JB, Irby MB, Montez K, Rhodes SD. Community engagement and pediatric obesity: Incorporating social determinants of health into treatment. J Clin Transl Sci. 2019 Dec 19; 4(4):279-285. PMID: 33244407.
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    27. Palakshappa D, Goodpasture M, Albertini L, Brown CL, Montez K, Skelton JA. Written Versus Verbal Food Insecurity Screening in One Primary Care Clinic. Acad Pediatr. 2020 03; 20(2):203-207. PMID: 31629943.
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    28. Choi LJ, Montez K. Curbside Consultation in Pediatric Obesity: 49 Clinical Questions. Editor: Huang JS. Thorofare, NJ: SLACK, Inc. What Are the Common Gastrointestinal Diseases Associated With Childhood Obesity?. 2014; 67-73.
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