Rubi Gonzales

T32 Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Department of Surgery, Division of Public Health Sciences, School of Medicine

Rubi Gonzales is a Health Psychologist by training. Her research sits at the nexus of racism and health. In particular, her work examines how social systemic factors have detrimental effects on an individual’s health and well-being. As an interdisciplinary scholar, she is dedicated to promoting health equity and is trained in quantitative and qualitative methodologies. Rubi aims to bridge research and policy to address social injustices. She has published a policy brief titled “Congress should protect immigrants seeking health care” in Translational Behavior Medicine and has worked for the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute. She has published in journals such as the the Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse, Addictive Behaviors Reports, and the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology.