Dr. Gonzalez received a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from
University of Hawaii in 2004 and then completed a three-year NIAAA funded
postdoctoral training program in alcoholism etiology and treatment at the
University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions.
Dr. Gonzalez has research interests including: a) alcohol
and other substance abuse etiology and treatment, b) predictors and prevention
of suicidality, and c) the functional associations between suicidality and
alcohol. She is currently a principal investigator on an NIAAA funded RC2 grant
to develop and test a smartphone-based treatment for alcoholism. Dr. Gonzalez
also is conducting studies on alcohol misuse among college students, including:
1) the effects of impulsivity on alcohol problems and 2) factors associated
with solitary binge drinking. Dr. Gonzalez's research has recently been
published in Psychology of Addictive Behaviors
and Addictive Behaviors.