Qualitative Research Investigator, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
Anne Montgomery, PhD, MSc, is a Qualitative Research Investigator in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health. Dr. Montgomery has a master’s degree in public health and doctoral training in medical anthropology and medical sociology, as well as qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods research. At the intersection of research and practice, Dr. Montgomery’s work aims to improve the implementation of health promotion and care by leveraging theoretical perspectives in social and behavioral sciences alongside practical insights derived from real-world experience. Dr. Montgomery has over a decade of experience in public health practice and community development, including work as a consultant, project manager, outreach worker, and participant observer for projects in the US, South Africa, Bolivia, and Morocco. Her interdisciplinary analysis of interventions focuses on the social determinants of health for underserved, marginalized, and criminalized populations, looking particularly at the experience of health and illness, healthcare encounters, and issues of power, equity, and inclusion.Dr. Montgomery received her PhD in Sociomedical Sciences from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, her MSc from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and her BA from the University of California at Berkeley. Prior to her position at Penn, Dr. Montgomery served as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Haverford College where she taught courses and supervised students in social epidemiology, health studies, and community engagement in public health.