Top 100 Women of Impact: Brooke E.E. Montgomery

Brooke E.E. Montgomery

Associate Professor, Department of Health Behavior & Health Education, UAMS Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health

About me: I conduct research to study sociocultural and environmental factors — including structural racism, sexism, poverty and violence — that contribute to health disparities. I specialize in designing, evaluating and disseminating multilevel interventions to produce action-oriented, evidence-based research findings that promote health and inform decision makers. I teach at the UAMS College of Public Health and co-lead two federally-funded projects: one to help homeless mothers and children, and the other to promote the health of African American men. 

My husband Dr. Corey Montgomery and I have four children: Corey Jr., Ada, Alice-Corinne and Levi. I am a proud member of several community boards including Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, Jack and Jill of America and Mosaic Church of Central Arkansas.

Lives/Works in: Little Rock

Best Career Advice: Our Montgomery family motto: Trust God. Love first. Work hard. Always try.

Lesson Learned the Hard Way: There is a season for everything, but everything may not be in the same season. Pace yourself.

Call to Action: Arkansas ranks 48th in nationwide state health rankings due to high rates of food insecurity, as well as the highest maternal and infant mortality rates and the second highest teen pregnancy rate in the nation. Arkansans deserve better.

What Keeps Me Motivated: My desire to make my ancestors proud and keep my children safe. My ancestors died and bled to make this country great, and my children deserve to reap the benefits of its greatness.

A Women’s Foundation of Arkansas Initiative

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