2010 UMass Dartmouth, B.A., Psychology
2012 UMass Dartmouth, M.A., Psychology
2015 University of Rhode Island, Ph.D., Behavioral Science
Kristina Monteiro leveraged her experience in research in both undergraduate and graduate studies at UMass Dartmouth to an exciting position at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.
As a psychology major at UMass Dartmouth, Monteiro focused on research in the Cognitive Neuroscience Lab, the Child Emotion Lab, and the Gerontology Center. She continued her studies with a master’s degree in psychology, where she served as a research assistant for studies on weight change in college freshmen, as well as under on a project investigating the efficacy of personal response systems as learning tools. Monteiro also conducted her own research on identifying the impact of demographic and dynamic predictors of health behavior risk among college students. Her work has been presented at local, regional, national, and international conferences.
An active student leader, Monteiro was involved in Admissions events and as a judge and as a participant in the Three Minute Thesis competition. She delivered the graduate student address at Commencement in 2012.
Monteiro earned a doctorate degree in behavioral science with a focus in research methods and statistics at University of Rhode Island. During her time at URI, she continued pursing her interests in health and education by working as a graduate assistant the Office for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning in undergraduate and graduate program assessment and evaluation. Her teaching experience includes assisting in undergraduate statistics and graduate statistics courses.
She is currently assistant director for assessment and evaluation and as an assistant professor of medical sciences at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Monteiro oversees the assessment and evaluation of all medical education curriculum and research initiatives, and is the co-director for the Research Methods in Population Medicine course. She also works with medical students, faculty, and staff by providing one-on-one consultation for research design and statistical analyses for grants and ongoing projects.
Outside of her work, Monteiro advocates for inclusivity and diversity in undergraduate STEM education through her research, at conferences, universities, and at workshops, such as STEM4Girls held at UMass Dartmouth, to increase diversity in STEM fields from adolescence through young adulthood.