ChicagoCHEC Role: Planning and Evaluation Core and Research and Statistical Services Unit
Organization: Northeastern Illinois University
Title: Director, Research and Statistical Services Unit at NEIU
Dr. Gonzalez is a Mathematical Statistician and Biostatistician with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Center of Innovation for Complex Chronic Healthcare (CINCCH) at the Hines VA Hospital and also holds an Adjunct Professor Appointment with the Mathematics Department at Northeastern Illinois University and an Assistant Professor Adjunct appointment with the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern University. Dr. Gonzalez is also the Co-Leader of the Statistics Core for ChicagoCHEC and Co-Leader for the Planning and Evaluation Core for ChicagoCHEC at Northeastern Illinois University. She is an experienced Biostatistician with over 10 years of successfully working with investigators as a biostatistical collaborator on grants. In the past, she has served as a Biostatistician at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health working on prostate cancer-related projects primarily assessing the effects of telomere length and prostate cancer. In other roles, she has also served as a Biostatistician and Data Manager for the Women’s Interagency HIV longitudinal study also led by the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. In her most recent collaborations, she has conducted research in the following areas: Cancer, SCI related studies, Affordable Care Act utilization and cost studies, Diabetes studies, Infectious Disease studies, and studies involving clinical trials exploring use of applications developed within the VA.