School Psychology, North Carolina State University
Cohort Five Fellow

Academic Mentor
Mary Haskett
Professor, Department of Psychology, North Carolina State University

Policy Mentor
Carmela DeCandia
Advisory Committee Chair, Bassuk Center on Homeless and Vulnerable Children and Youth

Current Institutional Affiliation
Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Implementation Specialist

Areas of Expertise

Evidence-Based/Evidence-Informed Programs, Families and Family Systems, Implementation Science


Jenna Montgomery Armstrong, PhD, is an Implementation Specialist with the Impact Center at Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute. She partners with communities, coalitions, and state agencies to optimize the outcomes and sustainability of population level evidence-based interventions using implementation science. Also, she participates in ongoing implementation evaluation to promote the production of generalizable knowledge in implementation science to decrease gaps among research, practice, and policy.

Dr. Montgomery Armstrong received her PhD in School Psychology from North Carolina State University where her research focused on the prevention of maltreatment through evaluation of evidence-based parenting programs with vulnerable families such as those experiencing homelessness. During this time, she was fortunate to earn funding from several internal grants/awards within North Carolina State University and a Doris Duke Fellowship for the Promotion of Child Well-Being that supported her research. Dr. Montgomery Armstrong is a license eligible psychologist in the state of North Carolina and has experience providing direct psychological services in various community settings with an expertise in providing trauma informed parent-child assessment and intervention. Dr. Montgomery Armstrong is passionate about making evidence-based practices accessible to underserved families.