Research Interests

An advocate of women's health and renowned fertility specialists, Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice is highly regarded for her involvement in multiple areas which have enhanced women's healthcare delivery and research.  She specializes in reproductive endocrinology, specifically, menopausal health, fibroid disease, infertility and endometreosis.

In the past, she has served as principal investigator of several multi-center trials (i.e., founder of the one of the nation's first research centers - Center for Women’s Health Research - devoted to studying diseases that disproportionately impact women of color).

Currently, she is involved in developing a research partnership with the University of Zambia, which focuses on the development of a vaginal microbicide for the prevention of HIV.


PubMed link to Dr. Montgomery Rice's publications

Protective cardiovascular and renal actions of vitamin D and estrogen.
Gangula PR, Dong YL, Al-Hendy A, Richard-Davis G, Montgomery-Rice V, Haddad G, Millis R, Nicholas SB, Moseberry D.
Front Biosci (Schol Ed). 2013 Jan 1;5:134-48.

Green tea extract inhibits proliferation of uterine leiomyoma cells in vitro and in nude mice.
Zhang D, Al-Hendy M, Richard-Davis G, Montgomery-Rice V, Sharan C, Rajaratnam V, Khurana A, Al-Hendy A.
Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2010 Mar;202(3):289.e1-9. Epub 2010 Jan 13.

Antiproliferative and proapoptotic effects of epigallocatechin gallate on human leiomyoma cells.
Zhang D, Al-Hendy M, Richard-Davis G, Montgomery-Rice V, Rajaratnam V, Al-Hendy A.
Fertil Steril. 2010 Oct;94(5):1887-93. Epub 2009 Oct 12.

Historically black medical schools: addressing the minority health professional pipeline and the public mission of care for vulnerable populations.
Norris KC, Baker RS, Taylor R, Montgomery-Rice V, Higginbotham EJ, Riley WJ, Maupin J, Drew-Ivie S, Reede JY, Gibbons G.
J Natl Med Assoc. 2009 Sep;101(9):864-72.

Estrogen increases menopausal host susceptibility to experimental ascending urinary-tract infection.
Curran EM, Tassell AH, Judy BM, Nowicki B, Montgomery-Rice V, Estes DM, Nowicki S.
J Infect Dis. 2007 Mar 1;195(5):680-3. Epub 2007 Jan 18.