College of Nursing and Health Professions, Office of Innovation, Discovery and Research presents Postdoc Discussions, public presentations on issues of interest to researchers and health professionals.
Black Americans in Nursing Education: Past, Present, and (Recommendations for the) Future
Presented by Tiffany M. Montgomery, PhD, RNC-OB, C-EFM
- Thursday, February 27, 202
- 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
- Three Parkway Building, Conference Room 742 (or Via Zoom)
This presentation will review racial disparities affecting black American nurses, nursing students and nursing faculty; highlight black American pioneers in nursing education; and identify potential strategies for future recruitment and retention of black American nursing students and faculty. Although the presentation focuses on black Americans in nursing, the strategies discussed may be useful for recruitment of all minority CNHP students and faculty, in hopes of building a more diverse, equitable and inclusive health care system.
Tiffany M. Montgomery, PhD, is a postdoctoral research fellow in the Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions. She obtained her PhD in Nursing from the University of California, Los Angeles; Master of Science in Nursing, specializing in Nursing Education, from California State University, Dominguez Hills; Master of Science in Health Policy Research from the University of Pennsylvania; and Bachelor of Science in Nursing/minor in African-American Studies from San Jose State University.
The goal of Montgomery's program of research is to reduce STD transmission and increase condom utilization among adolescent and young adult black women through the creation and adaptation of highly effective mobile health interventions. She utilizes both qualitative and quantitative research methods, as well community-based participatory methods and community engagement strategies in her research studies. In addition to her passion for sexual health, she is also passionate about increasing the number of and support for black nursing students and faculty in U.S. schools of nursing.
Montgomery serves as a co-chair of the National Black Nurses Association Women’s Health Committee, a member of the Delaware County Intermediate Unit Family Center Advisory Board and a mentor for the Open Door Abuse Awareness Program I.C.U. program for high school girls. She maintains clinical practice as a per diem labor and delivery nurse at Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia.