Diana Montoya-Williams

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine
Attending Neonatologist, Neonatology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

2012, M.D., Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons


Diana Montoya-Williams, MD, is interested in the drivers of racial and ethnic disparities in infant health outcomes such as preterm birth, low birth weight and infant mortality. She has conducted several studies on social determinants of perinatal health, including evaluations of paid family leave policies and prenatal risk screening. Dr. Montoya-Williams has also begun to explore resilience in pregnancy and what factors make women of different cultural backgrounds resilient to poor birth outcomes. Finally, she has a special interest in how immigration status and policy affects Hispanic women’s perinatal and infant health outcomes.

In addition to her research interests, Dr. Montoya-Williams actively engages in immigrant child health advocacy at local and national levels. She is also a medical podcaster and co-hosts Baby Doctor Mamas (www.babydoctormamas.com), an educational podcast aimed at new parents.