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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 pediatrics 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 Vice Chair for the Council on Community Pediatrics Executive Committee. I am on the editorial board 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-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

         (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: Co-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-I

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    1. 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.
    2. Montez K, Messersmith B. Family-Friendly Policies in North Carolina. N C Med J. 2022 Jan-Feb; 83(1):22-25. PMID: 34980648.
    3. 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.
    4. Fang SX, Montez KG. Periorbital Mass in a 2-month-old Girl. Pediatr Rev. 2021 Sep; 42(Suppl 2):146-150. PMID: 34470896.
    5. 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.
    6. 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.
    7. 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.
    8. 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.
    9. Rabinovich HM, Montez KG. Newborn twins with perineal grooves. SAGE Open Med Case Rep. 2021; 9:2050313X211020222. PMID: 34104451.
    10. 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.
    11. 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.
    12. Xiao T, Montez K. Case 3: Term Infant with Delayed Meconium Passage and Bilious Emesis. Neoreviews. 2020 12; 21(12):e834-e837. PMID: 33262211.
    13. 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.
    14. 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.
    15. 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.
    16. 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.
    17. 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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