Rebecca A. Campbell-Montalvo
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Neag School of Education
Dr. Rebecca Campbell-Montalvo is a cultural anthropologist with expertise in education and health. She focuses on understanding how people are served by institutions such as schools and healthcare systems. She is a postdoctoral research associate in the Neag School of Education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. She is also a 2022-2023 National Science Foundation Quantitative Research Methods for STEM Education Scholars Program scholar at the University of Maryland. Through an Intergovernmental Personnel Act agreement with the Veterans Health System (VHS), she is also a Health Research Scientist at the North Florida/South Florida VHS. Her record includes more than 20 peer-reviewed publications, numerous grants, and a range of presentations in the anthropologies of education and health.
Prior to her current role, Dr. Campbell-Montalvo served as a Graduate Teaching and Research Assistant in anthropology at the University of South Florida, where she also was the Program Assistant for the National Institute of Health’s Maximizing Access to Research Careers Undergraduate Student Training in Academic Research program in the Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering. Campbell-Montalvo has more than 15 years’ experience teaching education, sociology, and anthropology courses at the undergraduate and graduate level.
Campbell-Montalvo’s work in education spans K-12 equity for linguistic, racial, and ethnic groups and undergraduate STEM equity for women, underrepresented minority, and LGBTQIA+ groups. She has a book under contract with Lexington Books in which she explores the multi-level intersecting factors affecting how Indigenous Latinx students are understood and served in the U.S. South. In addition, Campbell-Montalvo is Co-PI on a $500,000 NSF grant that seeks to improve inclusion in biology education and biology education research through the Inclusive Environments and Metrics in Biology Education and Research network. On STEM education, she has consulted and delivered invited talks at institutions such as Vanderbilt University, Highpoint University, the American Institute for Biological Sciences, and more.
In her research and practice in health, she is has received grants in support of her continued work on how K-12 school employees facilitate access to healthcare for im/migrant Latinos in the United States. As a Research Health Scientist, she leads qualitative investigation on the project “Developing an evidence-based model to provide patient-centered care to rural Veterans with advanced chronic kidney disease.” She has also supported evaluation and analysis efforts on The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services’ (SAMHSA) project REACH (Recovery, Engagement, Acceptance, Compassion, Hope), which investigated the effectiveness of interventions on opioid use and mental health.
Learn more about Dr. Campbell-Montalvo by accessing her CV.