Debbie Montenegro, MSIS
Consumer Health Coordinator, SCR
- Coordinates and implements the consumer health information program for the South Central Region. Promotes and provides training on consumer health resources from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
- Serves as the liaison in the areas of program planning, consumer health, health disparities, health literacy and for target audiences including K-12 education, science educators, public libraries, community organizations, and consumer health groups.
- Designated coordinator to the State of Texas.
- Course development, classroom instruction, virtual instruction, outreach, and exhibits.
Debbie holds a Master of Science in Information Science with a Health Informatics Specialization from UNT and a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from SMU. While at SMU, Debbie completed an internship where she worked in the lab with a research team of chemists and biologists. Debbie also completed a teacher certification program and taught both Chemistry and Environmental Science at the senior high school level. While obtaining her Master’s degree, she worked at a local public library. After obtaining her graduate degree, she worked as the Learning Resource Center Manager at a nursing school, where she assisted nursing students and faculty. Debbie then worked as a Cardiovascular Epidemiology Research Analyst for Baylor Scott & White Health, where she worked on NIH, NHLBI, and industry funded studies. She has been published in the Journal of American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging, also in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes (an American Heart Association journal), and was a co-author on an abstract presented at The Society of Thoracic Surgeons 53rd Annual Meeting.