Instructor Profiles

JoLynn P. Montgomery, PhD, MPH

JoLynn P. Montgomery

Dr. Montgomery is an assistant research scientist in the department of epidemiology.  She previously served as Director for the Michigan Center for Public Health Preparedness, where she trained state and local health department staff in epidemiology and disease surveillance. Dr. Montgomery is also the founder of the Public Health Action Support Team (PHAST). Formerly, she was with the Michigan Department of Community Health where she worked with HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, rabies, West Nile virus, anthrax, and many other communicable diseases.


Ph.D., Epidemiologic Science, University of Michigan, (2000)
M.P.H., International Health/Population Studies, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, (1995)
B.A., Political Science/International Relations, University of California, San Diego, (1993)

Research Interests & Projects

Dr. Montgomery is a communicable disease epidemiologist. Her primary focus is on applied epidemiology and public health practice with specialization in control of communicable diseases, Vaccine preventable diseases, disease surveillance systems, and public health emergency preparedness and response. She actively seeks ways to use disease survellance data to control infectious diseases and is currently working on characterization and control of measles in China.

Courses Taught by JoLynn P. Montgomery