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Kimberly Gayle Montez, M.D., M.P.H.

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionWake Forest School of Medicine
DepartmentPediatrics-General
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    Yale University, New Havent, CTBA
    Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford, CAMD
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MAMPH
    University of California, San Diego, San Deigo, CAPediatrics Internship/Residency
    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 Assistant Pediatrics Program Director, I lead the residency advocacy curriculum and mentor residents in scholarly, impactful advocacy projects. As an Associate Director of Integrating Special Populations for the Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity, I support investigators by increasing 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 underserved populations by addressing the social determinants of health, 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 on the Council on Community Pediatrics Executive Committee.


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    668899     (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-I

    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
    American Academy of Pediatrics Community Pediatrics Training Initiative
    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

    6920-SP     (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

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    Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.
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    1. Montez K, Thomson S, Shabo V. An Opportunity to Promote Health Equity: National Paid Family and Medical Leave. Pediatrics. 2020 Aug 05. PMID: 32759381.
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    2. Skelton JA, Palakshappa D, Moore JB, Irby MB, Montez K, Rhodes S. Community engagement and pediatric obesity: Incorporating social determinants of health into treatment. Journal of Clinical and Translational Science. 2019.
    3. 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. 2019 Oct 17. PMID: 31629943.
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    4. 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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