Diana Montoya-Williams, MD

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Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department: Pediatrics

Contact information
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.
GradC (Health Outcomes & Policy)
University of Florida, 2018.
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Description of Other Expertise

Child Health Policy Advocacy

Description of Research Expertise

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

Selected Publications

LaRochelle C, Montoya-Williams D, Wallis K. : “Thawing the Chill from Public Charge Will Take Time and Investment.” CHOP PolicyLab Blog April 2021.

Carr RM, Lane-Fall MB, South E, Brady D, Momplaisir F, Guerra CE, Montoya-Williams D, Dalembert G, Lavizzo-Mourey R, Hamilton R.: Academic careers and the COVID-19 pandemic: Reversing the tide. Sci Transl Med 13(584), March 2021 Notes: doi: 10.1126/scitranslmed.abe7189.

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 February 2021 Notes: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.siny.2021.101198.

Montoya-Williams D, Passarella M, Lorch SA: “Racial Differences in Young Adult Resilience and Associations with Low Birth Weight” Journal of Perinatology 41(2): 196-203, Feb 2021.

Mitchell HK, Reddy A, Montoya-Williams D, Harhay M, Fowler JC, Yehya N: “Hospital outcomes for children with severe sepsis in the USA by race or ethnicity and insurance status: a population-based, retrospective cohort study” Lancet Child Adolescent Health 5(2): 103-112, Feb 2021.

Moumne O, Hampe ME, Montoya-Williams D, Carson TL, Neu J, Francois M, Rhoton-Vlasak A, Lemas DJ: Implications of the vaginal microbiome and potential restorative strategies on maternal health: a narrative review. J Perinat Med 49(4): 402-411, Jan 2021.

Montoya-Williams D, Salloum RG, Lorch SA: New Strategies to Tackle the Combined Biological and Social Context of Preterm Birth. Am J Perinatol 38(2): 202-204, January 2021 Notes: doi: 10.1055/s-0039-1695774. Epub 2019 Sep 3.

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 January 2021 Notes: Doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acap, (in press).

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.

Montoya-Williams D: “We know paid family leave saves infant lives — so when will policymakers catch up?” Center for health Journalism December 2020.

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Last updated: 05/18/2021
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