• Clinical Associate Professor, Global Health
  • Director, Sinergias - Alianzas Estratégicas para la Salud y el Desarrollo Social

Carrera 22 # 81
80 oficina 201

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Montoya is a medical doctor from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia with a Masters degree in Public Health from the University of Washington. He is founder and director of Sinergias, a Colombian NGO dedicated to public health and social development. He started his medical career in 1997 in the Amazon region of Colombia, where he worked for five years delivering intercultural health services, and coordinating public health programs to indigenous communities. Since 2003 and for over six years he worked in Mozambique as National Field Director, Provincial Director, and Director of Beira Operations Research Center at Health Alliance International, an NGO affiliated to the University of Washington. In Mozambique, he supported the scale up of HIV care services integrated in the public health system and lead various studies regarding HIV and maternal and child health. He has been clinical assistant professor in this departmet since 2005. His working areas and research interests concern primary health care, cross-cultural health care delivery models, health system strengthening, HIV/AIDS, syphilis and other STIs, maternal-newborn and child health, and neglected infectious tropical diseases.

  • MD (Universidad Nacional de Colombia)
  • MPH (University of Washington)
Country Affiliations 
  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
Health Topics 
  • Child and Adolescent Health (incl. Pediatrics)
  • Community Health Workers
  • Community-Based Participatory Research
  • Community-Based Primary Health Care
  • Epidemiology
  • Health Disparities
  • Health Systems Strengthening and Human Resources Development
  • Indigenous/Traditional Health
  • Maternal Child Health (incl. Reproductive Health)
  • Maternal Mortality
  • Neglected Diseases, Tropical Medicine (incl. Parasites)
  • Operations Research
  • Qualitative Research and Methods
  • Quality Improvement
  • STDs (other than HIV)
  • TB

Montoya P, Lukehart S, Brentlinger P, Blanco AJ, Floriano F, Sairosse J, Gloyd S. Comparison of the Diagnostic Accuracy of a Rapid Immunochromatographic Test and the Rapid Plasma Reagin Test for Antenatal Syphilis Screening in Mozambique. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 2006;84:97-104.

Brentlinger P, Montoya P, Blanco AJ, Chadreque MA, Dgedge M, Saúte F, Gimbel-Sherr K, Mercer MA, Gloyd S. Prevalence and Predictors of Maternal Peripheral Malaria Parasitemia in Central Mozambique. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 77(2), 2007, pp. 228–234

Gloyd S, Montoya P, Floriano F, Correia MA, Pfeiffer J, Gimbel-Sherr K. Scaling Up Antenatal Syphilis Screening in Mozambique Transforming Policy to Action. Sexually Transmitted Diseases, July Supplement 2007, Vol. 34, No. 7, p.S31–S36

Pfeiffer J, Montoya P, Blanco AJ, Pugas M, Micek M, Johnson W, Sherr K, Gimbel S, Baird S, Lambdin B, Gloyd S. Integration of HIV/AIDS services into African primary health care: lessons learned for health system strengthening in Mozambique. Journal of the International AIDS Society 2010:13(1)

Montoya P, et al. Seguimiento a Casos Expuestos a la Transmisión Materno Infantil del VIH y Evaluación de la Calidad del Control Prenatal. Retos y propuestas para el mejoramiento de la salud materno infantil en Colombia. UNFPA Publications, 2016.