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Neal N. Montgomery, Ph.D.

(Neal) Robert Montgomery portrait
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 research, 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.

Dr. Montgomery's statistical research is focused on the development and assessment of statistical methodologies that help researchers make better decisions about the future of their research at the end of a small study. He also 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., 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
  • 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
  • Morris, J., K, Vidoni, E., D, Mahnken, J., D, Montgomery, R., N, Johnson, D., K, Thyfault, J., P, Burns, J., M. 2016. Cognitively impaired elderly exhibit insulin resistance and no memory improvement with infused insulin.. Neurobiology of aging, 39, 19-24
  • Burns, N., C, Watts, A, Perales, J, Montgomery, R., N, Morris, J., K, Mahnken, J., D, Lowther, J, Vidoni, E., D. 2018. The Impact of Creative Arts in Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Public Health Education.. Journal of Alzheimer's disease : JAD, 63 (2), 457-463