Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from University of Hawaii in 2004 and then complete 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.