Montrell Vass graduated from Stevenson University with a B.S. in Biology. As an undergraduate intern, he studied computational neuroscience at the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) School of Medicine, where he worked as a research assistant studying systems neuroscience at JHU’s Mind/Brain Institute. Currently he is a research assistant at JHU's Bloomberg School of Public Health, where he helps to conduct systematic reviews for advancing healthcare quality and research.
His research focus is on using the tenets of empirical science and humanities to study human behavior and evolution at scale. Specifically, he is interested in the development and implementation of institutions and their implications for societal behavior and health outcomes. To this end, he has employeed the principles of geopolitical, time-series, and epidemiological analysis to study the interactive relationship between changes in a country's constitution and its political regime. In other work, he utilizes these analytical principles to assess how trends in U.S. health policy have affected the organizational structure of the U.S. healthcare industry and its population health outcomes.