Rhonda Montgomery, Ph.D.

Center Scientist
Social Work (Emerita)

Emerita Professor
Helen Bader School of Social Welfare- Department of Social Work
College of Letters & Science- Department of Sociology

Interests & Expertise:
Dr. Montgomery is Professor Emerita, having recently retired from the Helen Bader Endowed Chair of Applied Gerontology in the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare and Professor in the Department of Sociology. She is also a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America. Prior to joining the faculty of UWM, she held positions at the University of Kansas, Wayne State University and the University of Washington. Dr. Montgomery has conducted numerous regional and national studies focused on public policy, the role of the family, and the role of staff in providing long term care. Dr. Montgomery has published over 100 articles and books. Her work has been supported by private foundations, the Alzheimer’s Association, the Administration on Aging, the National Institutes of Health, and the Health Resources Services Administration. Click here to see Dr. Montgomery’s vitae.

Current Projects:
While serving as Endowed Chair, Dr. Montgomery worked with colleagues at UWM and the University of Nebraska, and more than 30 community based organizations to develop and test a comprehensive system to support family caregivers. The Tailored Caregiver Assessment and Referral® (TCARE®) is a care management process used to support family caregivers of older adults and wounded warriors. In 2010, Dr. Montgomery’s team and the Washington Association of Area Agencies of Aging jointly received the Rosalyn Carter Institute’s Leadership in Caregiving Award for their development of TCARE®. In 2012, with assistance from the UWM Research Foundation, Dr. Montgomery launched TCARE Navigator, LLC. to commercialize and expand the use of the TCARE® protocol, which is now used by more than 250 organizations.