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Neal N. Montgomery, Ph.D.

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Research Assistant Professor, Biostatistics & Data Science

Professional Background

Dr. Montgomery is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Biostatistics and Data Science at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He received a B.A. in Mathematics from the University of Kansas and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Biostatistics from the University of Kansas Medical center.

Education and Training
  • BA, Mathematics, University of Kansas
  • MS, Biostatistics, University of Kansas Medical Center
  • PhD, Biostatistics, University of Kansas Medical Center
Professional Affiliations
  • University of Kansas Medical Center, Member, 2019 - Present



Dr. Montgomery's research focuses on the design and analysis of early stage studies, specifically pilot and feasibility studies. These studies, which typically have small sample sizes and many endpoints of interest, are critical to the overall health of the research pipeline. They server as gatekeepers, determining which ideas are evaluated in larger trials and are often the basis for the power and sample size estimates of those larger trials. Despite their widespread use the statistical methods commonly used are underdeveloped. Dr. Montgomery's research to develop better methodology for early stage studies is currently funded by the NIA (R03AG073932).

Dr. Montgomery has experience collaborating in a wide range of fields including Alzheimer's, Nephrology and Obesity related research and across a wide range of statistical methods including power and sample size estimation and experimental design, longitudinal data analysis and survival analysis.

  • Montgomery, Robert, Ptomey, Lauren, Mahnken, Jonathan. 2022. A flexible test for early-stage studies with multiple endpoints. Journal of Applied Statistics
  • Montgomery, Robert., N, Mahnken, Jonathan., D. 2020. A prediction-based test for multiple endpoints. Statistics in Medicine
  • Montgomery, R.., N., Watts, A.., S., Burns, N.., C., Vidoni, E.., D., Mahnken, J.., D.. 2019. Evaluating paired categorical data when the pairing is lost. Journal of Applied Statistics, 46 (2), 351-363
  • Lepping, Rebecca., J, Montgomery, Robert., N, Sharma, Palash, Mahnken, Jonathan., D, Vidoni, Eric., D, Choi, In-Young, Brooks, William., M, Burns, Jeffrey., M, Gupta, ADiti. 2020. Normalization of Cerebral Blood Flow, Neurochemicals, and White Matter Integrity after Kidney Transplantation. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology
  • Gupta, Aditi, Montgomery, Robert., N, Bedros, Vector, Lesko, John, Mahnken, Jonathan., D, Chakraborty, Shweta, Drew, David, Klein, Jeffrey., A, Thomas, Tashra., S, Ilahe, Amna, Budhiraja, Pooja, Brooks, William., M, Schmitt, Timothy., M, Sarnak, Mark., J, Burns, Jeffrey., M, Cibrik, Diane., M. 2019. Sub-clinical Cognitive Impairment and Listing for Kidney Transplantation. Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology
  • Bengtson, Charles., D, Montgomery, Robert., N , Nazir, Usman, Satterwhite, Lewis, Kim, Michael, Bahr, Nathan, Castro, Mario, Baumlin, Nathalie, Salathe, Matthias. 2021. An Open Label Trial to Assess Safety of Losartan for Treating Worsening Respiratory Illness in COVID-19. Frontiers in Medicine
  • Ptomey, Lauren., T , Montgomery, Robert., N, Gorczyca, Anna., M, Szabo-Reed, Amanda., N, Sullivan, Debra., K, Hastert, Mary, Foster, Rachel., N, Washburn, Richard., A, Donnely, Joseph., E. 2022. The Impact of Exercise and Cumulative Physical Activity on Energy Intake and Diet Quality in Adults Enrolled in The Midwest Exercise Trial for The Prevention of Weight Regain. British Journal of Nutrition
  • Gupta, A, Thomas, T., S, Klein, J., A, Montgomery, R., N, Mahnken, J., D, Johnson, D., K, Drew, D., A, Sarnak, M., J, Burns, J., M. 2018. Discrepancies between Perceived and Measured Cognition in Kidney Transplant Recipients: Implications for Clinical Management.. Nephron, 138 (1), 22-28
  • Norris, Taylor, Montgomery, Robert, Cibrik, Diane, Reintjes, Mark, Chakraborty, Shweta, Fishback, Shelby, Gupta, Aditi. 2022. Pre-transplant psoas muscle cross-sectional area and post-kidney transplant outcomes. Transplantation Proceedings
  • Helser, Brian., C, Foster, Rachel., N, Sherman, Joseph, Steele, Robert, Ptomey, Lauren., T, Montgomery, Robert., N, Washburn, Richard., A, Donnely, Joseph., E. 2021. The Family Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey: Comparisons with Obesity and Physical Activity in Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders