Diana Montoya-Williams, MD

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Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Neonatology & Newborn Services) at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Attending Neonatologist, Division of Neonatology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department: Pediatrics

Contact information
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Roberts Pediatric Research Building
2716 South Street
Division of Neonatology
Philadelphia, PA 19104
BA (History of Science)
Harvard University, 2007.
Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, 2012.
MSHP (Health Policy Research)
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 2022.
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Description of Other Expertise

Child Health Policy Advocacy, Antiracism in Medicine, Health Equity

Description of Research Expertise

Health Disparities, Social determinants of Health, Perinatal Health Policy, Immigration Policies

Selected Publications

Montoya-Williams D, Fraiman YS, Peña MM, Burris HH, Pursley DM: Anti-Racism in the Field of Neonatology: A Foundation and Concrete Approaches. NeoReviews 23(1): e1-e12, Jan 2022.

Montoya-Williams D, Wallis KE, Duncan AF: Best Practices for the Conduct of Antiracist Research: Time for Formal, Tailored Curricula. JAMA Pediatrics 176(5): 437-438, Feb 2022.

Egbe T, Wallis K, Passarella M, Lorch SA, Montoya-Williams, D: Risk of Extreme, Moderate and Late Preterm Birth by Maternal Race, Ethnicity and Nativity. J Pediatrics 240: 24-30.e2, Jan 2022 Notes: doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2021.09.035. Epub 2021 Sep 28.

Montoya-Williams D, Wallis K & Fuentes-Afflick, E: The Case for Research-Informed Immigrant Health Policies Within Healthcare Systems. JAMA Network Open 1(3): 4, Apr 2020 Notes: doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.3022.

Reichman V, Brachio SS, Madu CR, Montoya-Williams D, Pena MM: Using rising tides to lift all boats: Equity-focused quality improvement as a tool to reduce neonatal health disparities. Seminars in Fetal and Neonatal Medicine 26(1), Feb 2021 Notes: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.siny.2021.101198.

Chaiyachati BH, Peña MM, Montoya-Williams D: The Complicated Inadequacy of Race and Ethnicity Data. JAMA Pediatrics 176(7): 631-632, Apr 2022.

Montoya-Williams D, Mullin AM, Handley SC, Flannery DD, Lorch SA, Elovitz MA, Burris HH: Disparities in SARS-CoV-2 positivity among pregnant patients with limited English proficiency. J Perinatology 41(10): 2564-2565, Oct 2021 Notes: doi: 10.1038/s41372-021-01148-w. Epub 2021 Sep 8.

Ayalew B, Dawson-Hahn, Cholera R, Magarik Haro T, Montoya-Williams D, Linton J: The Health of Children in Immigrant Families: Key Drivers and Research Gaps through an Equity Lens. Academic Pediatrics 21(5): 777-792, Jul 2021.

Bright M, Parrott M, Martin S, Roussos-Ross D, Thompson L, Montoya-Williams D: Streamlining Universal Prenatal Screening for Risk for Adverse Birth Outcomes. Maternal and Child Health Journal 26(5): 1022-1029, May 2022 Notes: doi: 10.1007/s10995-022-03420-7. Epub 2022 Mar 21.

Montoya-Williams D, Bright M, Martinez S, Echavarria M, Mercado R, Lorch S, Thompson L: Associations Between a Healthy Start Program Prenatal Risk Screening Tool and Adverse Birth Outcomes: A Study Using the Mother/Infant Dyad Screening Cohort. J Womens Health (Larchmt) Page: 647-655, May 2020 Notes: doi: 10.1089/jwh.2019.7712. Epub 2020 Jan 2.

Cardel M, Dean N, Montoya-Williams D: Preventing a Secondary Epidemic of Lost Early Career Scientists: Effects of COVID-19 Pandemic on Women with Children. Annals American Thoracic Society 17(11 ): 1366-1370, Nov 2020 Notes: doi 10.1513/AnnalsATS.202006-589IP.

Handley SC, Mullin AM, Elovitz MA, Gerson KD, Montoya-Williams D, Lorch SA, Burris HH: Changes in Preterm Birth Phenotypes and Stillbirth at 2 Philadelphia Hospitals During the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic, March-June 2020. JAMA 325(1): 87-89, Jan 2021 Notes: doi: 10.1001/jama.2020.20991.

Ortiz R, Farrell-Bryan D, Gutierrez G, Boen C, Tam V, Yun K, Venkataramani AS, Montoya-Williams D: A Content Analysis of US Sanctuary Immigration Policies: Implications For Research In Social Determinants Of Health. Health Affairs 40(7): 1145-1153, Jul 2021 Notes: doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2021.00097.

Rueda C, Bright MA, Roussos-Ross D, Montoya-Williams D: Exclusive breastfeeding promotion policies: whose oxygen mask are we prioritizing? J Perinatology 26(1): 1-5, Mar 2022.

Burris HH, Mullin AM, Dhudasia MB; Flannery, DD, Mukhopadhyay S, Pfeifer MR, Woodford EC, Briker SM, Triebwasser JE, Morris JS, Montoya-Williams D, Gouma S, Hensley SE, Puopolo, KM: Neighborhood Characteristics and Racial Disparities in Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) Seropositivity in Pregnancy. Obstet Gynecol 139(6): 1018-1026, Jun 2022 Notes: doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000004791. Epub 2022 May 2.

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