Francisco Alejandro Montiel Ishino, M.P.H., Ph.D.

Dr. Francisco Ishino

Division of Intramural Research
Phone: 301-827-0193

Dr. Francisco Alejandro “Alex” Montiel Ishino is an Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) postdoctoral fellow under the direction of Dr. Faustine Williams in the Health Disparities and Geospatial Transdisciplinary Research Lab. Dr. Ishino’s research focus is on examining syndemic, or cooccurring and synergizing, noncommunicable disease risk factors among underserved and underrepresented groups using mixed methods, person-centered approaches, and state-space modeling. His specific research interests are finding the most at-risk in already vulnerable groups to better design targeted interventions. Prior to working at NIMHD, Dr. Ishino was a graduate research fellow at the Transdisciplinary Center for Health Equity Research at the College of Education and Human Development of Texas A&M University.

Dr. Ishino has a Ph.D. in health and kinesiology, with a specialization in health education from the College of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M University. He holds a M.P.H. in sociobehavioral health sciences in biocultural medical anthropology from the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Ishino is also certified in Public Health from the National Board of Public Health Examiners. He obtained his B.S. in Anthropological Sciences from the Ohio State University. In addition, he holds the titles of the Ford Foundation Fellow and Sloan Scholar.

Selected Publications

  • Wigfall, L. T., Sherman, L. D., Garney, W. R., Patterson, M. S., Montiel Ishino, F. A., & Vadaparampil, S. T. (2019). Are health care providers making the most of patient encounters to promote HPV vaccination among cigarette smokers?. Patient Education and Counseling, (In Press).
  • Mkuu, R. S., Barry, A. E., Montiel Ishino, F. A., & Amuta, A. O. (2018). Examining characteristics of recorded and unrecorded alcohol consumers in Kenya. BMC Public Health, 18(1), 1058. DOI:10.1186/s12889-018-5960-1
  • Snipes, S., Montiel Ishino, F. A., Smyth, J. M., Murphy, D. J., Miranda, P. Y., & Davis, L. A. (2016). User perceptions of ¡Protéjase!: An intervention designed to increase protective equipment use among Mexican immigrant farmworkers. JMIR mHealth and uHealth, 4(2), e28. DOI:10.2196/mhealth.4455