Dr. Aisha Montgomery is a Senior Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Baylor Scott & White Health and Wellness Center. In this role, Aisha researches community-based strategies to manage and prevent the progression of chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, and kidney disease. She focuses on interventions specifically for underserved, predominantly minority communities in South Dallas. Her goal is to promote inclusion and diversity in the field of clinical research while building trust and creating access for African Americans and others who have been historically marginalized and mistreated in healthcare and research.
Prior to joining Baylor Scott & White Health, Aisha received her master's in Public Health from the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University. There she received the Milken Merit scholarship and was inducted into the Golden Key International Honor Society. She also served as a Community Health Needs research assistant and participated in community-based research projects for the Ochsner Health System to assess healthcare needs in New Orleans and surrounding parishes. Aisha earned her Doctor of Medicine from Ross University School of Medicine. During her time on the island of Dominica, she served as a clinical coordinator for the Salybia Mission project conducting free monthly health care clinics for the rural Dominican communities. After medical school, Aisha spent her early career as a Teaching Assistant for 3rd year medical students in a family medicine clinic before transitioning into a non-clinical career in community-based research.
Dr. Montgomery spent her undergraduate years at Emory University in Atlanta, GA and earned a B.S.in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology with a minor in Spanish. There she became a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and was inducted into Emory's Nu Rho Psi Neuroscience honor society.
As a native of Gary, IN, Aisha has always had a passion for the community. She is an alumnus of the A Better Chance program and currently serves on the Alumni Board at her Alma Mater, St. George's School in Newport, Rhode Island. Aisha holds several professional memberships including the American Public Health Association, American Heart Association, and the National Physical Activity Society. Outside of her professional life, she enjoys time with family, traveling, movies, staying active, music, and all things natural hair. Aisha and her husband Timothy live in Cedar Hill with their son and daughter.