Annie Montz, MA

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Program Coordinator

Annie received her B.S. in Athletic Training from Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, MO and her Master of Arts in Physical Education from University of Nebraska Kearney in Kearney, NE. Annie comes to FCME after 7 years of research experience working with faculty member Dr. Alexia Torke at Regenstrief Institute. She coordinated Dr. Torke's research studies and developed extensive skills including study design, IRB development, and REDCap databases. Annie and her husband have 2 daughters. They love spending time playing with their daughters and enjoy playing board games with friends.  

Annie joined FCME as the Program Coordinator in March 2017. Her responsibilities include providing comprehensive coordination for programs, projects, and events sponsored by the Center, such as the Fairbanks Ethics Lecture Series, website development and maintenance, and support for research project and quality assessment activities across all programs.


  • Southwest Baptist University, BA Athletic Training, 2005
  • University of Nebraska at Kearney, MA Physical Education, 2008

Representative Publications

  • Torke AM, Monahan P, Callahan CM, Helft PR, Sachs GA, Wocial LD, Slaven JE, Montz K, Inger L, Burke ES. Validation of the Family Inpatient Communcation Survey. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 2017 Jan;53(1):96-108.

  • Torke AM, Wocial LD, Johns SA, Sachs GA, Callahan CM, Bosslet GT, Slaven JE, Perkins SM, Hickman SE, Montz K, Burke ES. The Family Navigator: A Pilot Intervention to Support Intensive Care Unit Family Surrogates. American Journal of Critical Care. 2016 Nov;25(6):498-507.

  • Geros-Willfond KN, Ivy SS, Montz K, Bohan SE, Torke AM. Religion and Spirituality in Surrogate Decision Making for Hospitalized Older Adults. Journal of Religion and Health. 2016 Jun;55(3):765-77.

  • Bandy R, Sachs GA, Montz K, Inger L, Bandy RW, Torke AM. Wishard Volunteer Advocates Program: an intervention for at-risk, incapacitated, unbefriended adults. Journal of American Geriatrics Society. 2014 Nov;62(11):2171-9.

  • Torke AM, Sachs GA, Helft PR, Montz K, Hui SL, Slaven JE, Callahan CM. Scope and outcomes of surrogate decision making among hospitalized older adults. JAMA Internal Medicine. 2014 Mar;174(3):370-7.

  • Torke AM, Schwartz PH, Holtz LR, Montz K, Sachs GA. Caregiver perspectives on cancer screening for persons with dementia: "why put them through it?". Journal of American Geriatrics Society. 2013 Aug;61(8): 1309-14.

  • Torke AM, Schwartz PH, Holtz LR, Montz K, Sachs GA. Older adults and forgoing cancer screening: "I think it would be strange". JAMA Internal Medicine. 2013 Apr 8;173(7):526-31.